$1B Industrial Electronics Company Deploys FogHorn Edge Intelligence to Improve Materials Quality Monitoring and Collaboration in Osaka Factory and Eliminate 5,000 Hours of Manual Data Entry
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 24, 2018—FogHorn Systems, a leading developer of “edge intelligence” software for industrial and commercial IoT applications, today announced that DAIHEN Corporation, a leading Japanese industrial electronics company, has deployed FogHorn edge computing software in collaboration with Energia Communications, Inc to automate manufacturing of their industrial transformers. FogHorn’s solution delivers real-time analytics and machine learning at the edge that helped DAIHEN identify production errors immediately and improve collaboration and data accuracy, eliminating 5,000 hours of manual data entry per year.
Operations leaders at DAIHEN’s Osaka factory sought faster ways to analyze sensor data from dozens of devices measuring material condition and reduce the need for manual monitoring. To do this, DAIHEN deployed radio frequency identification (RFID) infrastructure to track manufacturing and team efficiency and installed sensors to monitor the condition of the factory. Within six months of deployment, the RFID-based tracking system achieved 70 percent coverage for the DAIHEN Osaka factory, which is on track to increase to nearly 100 percent later this year.
“We knew that harnessing the power of our industrial data would enable us to improve efficiency in factory operations,” said Ichiro Yamano, Executive Officer, innovation task force team, DAIHEN. “FogHorn’s solution offered accurate, real-time data processing, allowing us to visually analyze data during the manufacturing process, improving production quality and automating a significant volume of manual processes.”
FogHorn’s Lightning Edge ML, which enables complex machine learning models to run on highly constrained devices, automated the monitoring of DAIHEN’s electric transformers manufacturing process. Previously, monitoring and logging was a manual, time-consuming process. New sensors were installed to monitor the temperature, humidity and dust levels throughout the manufacturing process via RFID to produce real-time analytics that identified how each part of the electric transformers were assembled and stored and tracked how long each stage took to complete. FogHorn’s edge intelligence solution ingested data from these sensors, analyzing and delivering insight into changes that might indicate an impact in quality of components being produced.
“DAIHEN’s rapid adoption of edge computing is a testament of the company’s innovative vision, dedication to quality, and understanding of the competitive advantages this type of approach delivers,” said Yuta Endo, vice president, general manager of business development, and head of APAC operations at FogHorn. “The FogHorn solution is uniquely designed to transform today’s existing industrial edge environment into an intelligent fabric that delivers real-time insights and real-world business results. We are thrilled to welcome Daihen to our world-class roster of global industrial clients.”
About DAIHEN Corporation
DAIHEN Corporation manufactures and sells power products, welding machines, industrial robots, and wireless power transfer systems in Japan. The company was formerly known as Osaka Transformer Co., Ltd. and changed its name to DAIHEN Corporation in December 1985. DAIHEN Corporation was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
About FogHorn Systems
FogHorn is a leading developer of “edge intelligence” software for industrial and commercial IoT application solutions. FogHorn’s software platform brings the power of advanced analytics and machine learning to the on-premises edge environment enabling a new class of applications for advanced monitoring and diagnostics, machine performance optimization, proactive maintenance and operational intelligence use cases. FogHorn’s technology is ideally suited for OEMs, systems integrators and end customers in manufacturing, power and water, oil and gas, renewable energy, mining, transportation, healthcare, retail, as well as Smart Grid, Smart City, Smart Building and connected vehicle applications.
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