DENSO has always been a leader in cutting edge technologies within the automotive industry. That’s why we’re thrilled to have launched our Factory-IoT platform that connects 130 production factories worldwide.
“When I was working on production technology on the manufacturing site, I sometimes felt that this procedure can be automated and the power of IoT should make it easier,” said Yuta Kuroda, a production engineer involved in the F-IoT platform creation. “So I participated in this project because I wanted to make it as efficient as possible with software and create new fun.”
After nearly two years of development, DENSO will now be able to enhance its collaboration abilities through data sharing with internal and external partners. Meanwhile, in-house engineers will be able to continuously improve the platform.
“At first, I felt a sense of urgency about the gap between the recent trends in software development and DENSO’s factory system development,” said Daisuke Nogi, another production engineer who helped create the F-IoT platform. “Therefore, we adopted software technologies that can be used outside the company, and in order to ensure that these technologies can evolve and continue to be used quickly even after the system has been built, we came to the conclusion with a sense of mission that we must secure human resources who are familiar with these technologies in parallel with the system construction.”
By connecting factories around the world in the cloud, the platform strengthens DENSO’s global production system, enables factories to respond immediately to production changes based on local demand, and allows production teams to conduct real-time analysis on the movement of workers and operation statuses of different facilities. In addition, technical engineers can use their own software to incorporate digital power into the platform’s physical improvement activities, which will further accelerate DENSO’s efficiency, quality and cost savings. For example, by linking various devices, it is possible to notify an operator of equipment abnormalities.
Learn more about this achievement and the DENSO associates who brought it to life: https://bit.ly/3lTiOPE