Vegam Solutions: the future of smart manufacturing
Founded in 2000, is a global leader in manufacturing transformation and technology solutions. By providing digital factory, industrial internet of things (IoT) and big data and analytics solutions, Vegam Solutions strives to make manufacturing plants smarter and more efficient.
By harnessing digital mapping and simulation of real world processes Vegam Solutions helps manufacturing organisations to minimise costs, enhance safety and allow for new business models based on data.
Industrial internet of things (IoT)
Via Industrial internet of things (IoT) Vegam Solutions can seamlessly integrate IT, data and physical elements in order to ensure manufacturing plants are ready for industry 4.0 allowing for easy communication between systems.
Big data and analytics
Described as a ‘pioneer in industry 4.0’ Vegam Solutions prescriptive analytics with real time and historic data, providing the capability to identify patterns and make informed business decisions.
The benefits of Vegam Solutions transformation and technology solutions
Cost reductions: which help to improve productivity, cycle times and inventory management, as well as reduce losses.
Enhancing quality: allowing data driven quality and the use of analytics and predictive production as well as adherence to SOP.
Competitiveness: providing the capability to make new products faster, develop a future ready plant and flexibility to new business models.
Safety and compliance: enable more transparent operations and just in time training, as well as safer operations and improved process compliance.
Manufacturing transformation and technology solutions
Smart manufacturing execution systems
Known as , Vegam Solutions technology helps to enable Industry 4.0 solutions to develop smarter factories. The technology creates a cyber-physical environment allowing for real time communications between both humans and machines to extend into a virtual world of IoT.
Smart maintenance solutions
By harnessing IoT capabilities Vegam Solutions helps organisations improve machine reliability, increase plant uptime, optimise maintenance process and reduce costs via its maintenance management solution - .
Industrial IoT solutions
The solution provides manufacturing organisations with real time data collection and transmission; anytime and anywhere monitoring capabilities; the ability to make better and more informed decisions; and the ability to analyse and optimise production operations.
Discrete manufacturing solutions
vPromax - an IoT based smart platform for discrete manufacturing. Vegam Solutions platform offers plug and play capabilities for discrete manufacturing lines, providing real-time analysis, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), process visibility, line status and alerts.
Fluent.ai x BSH: Voice Automating the Assembly Line
Fluent.ai has deployed its voice recognition solutions in one of BSH’s German factories. BSH leads the market in producing connected appliances—its brands include Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, NEFF, and Thermador, and with this new partnership, the company intends to cut transition time in its assembly lines.
According to BSH, voice automation will yield 75-100% efficiency gains—but it’s the collaboration between the two companies that stands out. ‘After considering 11 companies for this partnership, we chose Fluent.ai because of their key competitive differentiators’, explained Ion Hauer, Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen.
What Sets Fluent.ai Apart?
After seven years of research, the company developed a wide range of artificial intelligence (AI) software products to help original equipment manufacturers (OEM) expand their services. Three key aspects stood out to BSH, which operates across the world and in unique factory environments.
- Robust noise controls. The system can operate even in loud conditions.
- Low latency. The AI understands commands quickly and accurately.
- Multilingual support. BSH can expand the automation to any of its 50+ country operations.
How Voice Automation Works
Instead of pressing buttons, BSH factory workers will now be able to speak into a headset fitted with Fluent.ai’s voice recognition technology. After uttering a WakeWord, workers can use a command to start assembly line movement. As the technology is hands-free, workers benefit from less physical strain, which will both reduce employee fatigue and boost line production.
‘Implementing Fluent’s technology has already improved efficiencies within our factory, with initial implementation of the solution cutting down the transition time from four seconds to one and a half”, said Markus Maier, Project Lead at the BSH factory. ‘In the long run, the production time savings will be invaluable’.
Future Global Adoption
In the coming years, BSH and Fluent.ai will continue to push for artificial intelligence on factory lines, pursuing efficiency, ergonomics, and a healthy work environment. ‘We started with Fluent.ai on one factory assembly line, moved to three, and [are now] considering rolling the technology out worldwide’, said Maier.
Said Probal Lala, Fluent.ai’s CEO: ‘We are thrilled to be working with BSH, a company at the forefront of innovation. Seeing your solution out in the real world is incredibly rewarding, and we look forward to continuing and growing our collaboration’.