Manufacturing Platform Solutions by ThinkIQ
ThinkIQ transforms companies from using raw data to Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing. This Transformational Intelligence is ultimately a revolutionary shift, but it is implemented in manageable increments, offering significant benefits at each step.
Our product offering is aligned with the 5 steps required to reach Industry 4.0 Manufacturing status: Data Capture; Visualization & Integration; Insight; and Transformational Intelligence — all of which lead to fully autonomous Smart Manufacturing.
ThinkIQ Vision generates big data where none exists, leveraging cameras and machine vision. It gives operators and managers real-time reporting on critical actives and events, driving increased throughput, productivity and safety across your operations.
How it Works
ThinkIQ Vision gives you the full picture by measuring machines for utilization, materials & products for status and people for efficiency. True productivity can now be captured with just a basic camera.
ThinkIQ Vision can deliver:
- Current state of all machines actual productivity
- Time travel to enable review of all captured activity
- Unbiased comparison of productivity between shifts and between machines of similar type
- Real time analysis of inbound and outbound traffic and materials
- Unbiased breakdown of setup time vs. run time of machines
- A variety of safety violation analysis to improve workplace safety
ThinkIQ Vision gives managers real-time reporting on critical activities and events.
Empower your team to make real-time, informed decisions that decrease cycle time and increase margins without retrofit, disruptions to your operations, or the need for expensive new machinery or IT infrastructure.
ThinkIQ Visualize™ moves companies past raw data to being able to explore, compare, and be aware of the data — with standardized metrics and views to bring wide visibility and context to what is currently just digital bits. ThinkIQ Visualize™ coordinates with you and your partners to centralize existing data streams from IoT, IIoT, HMIs, PLCs, ERPs, CRM, MES, digitized manual data, and partner data, all into one single location.
We integrate on-premise gateways & connectors to centralize the data and securely send this data to the cloud, and most clients don’t need to add any new hardware or software to their existing environment. Result? You’ll be able to see a view of all your data on one screen (and at multiple locations) — a revolutionary moment for most production teams.
Software includes sourcing existing data from Automation, ERP, IoT and IIoT, CRM, and other digital captures, and also includes an equipment model, process layout, trending, standardized dashboards, and basic limits & notifications.
Services are generally deployed in approximately 6 weeks, and include creating instances, maturity models, equipment models, installing connectors, training, data quality assessment, and more.
Company wants benefits of Industry 4.0 and has already completed Step One on the path to Smart Manufacturing: collecting manufacturing data digitally. ThinkIQ Visualize™ is the second step on the path to Industry 4.0.
- Get value out of existing data, equipment, and historians
- Expert assistance to install and setup your system
- Quickly and easily define Equipment and Materials Models
- Gain insight through our Process Stability Dashboard
- Contextualize your manufacturing data
- Create notifications based on limits optimizing process quality and yield
- Easy-to-use Data Science tools to evaluate trends
- Industry consultants to accelerate your adoption of Industry 4.0
The next step as you progress towards the full benefits of Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing is to use advanced AI and ML to enable a material-centric view of operations. Deliverables of this phase include advanced visualizations, cause & effect identification, industry benchmark reporting, and cross-plant KPIs.
The ThinkIQ manufacturing platform can identify previously unseen correlations, and even root causes, from your supply chain through your internal manufacturing process.
Our proprietary software incorporates Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning with 4 unique elements that make the analysis and presentation unique:
The combination of these elements potentially leads to a revolutionary, transformative view of manufacturing data … but only if you can somehow continually to improve to the point of fully automated Smart Manufacturing.
Software includes material flow & dwell times, expressions & valuation scripts, material flow diagram (MFD), Material Process Analyzer (MPA), frequency & scatter plots and more.
ThinkIQ Insight™ services include configuring your material model, building your material movement detection module, writing custom algorithms as needed, with baseline performance metrics, specialized dashboards, the start of material-centric reporting, and a plan to get to the next level.
A material-centric view of operations, with insights unable to be seen earlier.
Potentially transformative data, with alerts and notifications bring problems to immediate attention, mitigation of recall risks, and potential yield improvements.
The right data is transformational. And once a manufacturer has a material-centric view of operations, with centralized, standardized data, they can move to the final step towards Industry 4.0 Manufacturing.
ThinkIQ Transform™ utilizes the results of all prior steps to begin supplying transformational intelligence to manufacturing organizations.
The primary goal is to begin uncovering root causes and effects. This requires an ongoing, contextualized stream of data over time, as well as robust machine learning processing. ThinkIQ Transform™ takes your ongoing data and begins to correlate causes and effects.
As the process continues, data points from suppliers through customers are processed and related to your KPIs.
With this cause & effect knowledge, ThinkIQ can help you immediately spot operational anomalies. Additionally, opportunities for improvement will often surface.
Your data — standardized and contextualized — is aggregated and correlated to your most important metrics. That data can then be processed with manufacturing-specific machine learning algorithms.
Robust cause & effect data analysis, linked to KPIs and industry standards.
Transformational Intelligence — From plant manager to CEO, you’ll have an instant, intelligent view of operations — one which stretches from the beginning of the supply chain through your manufacturing line and beyond.
With the benefits of ThinkIQ Transform™ realized, it’s time to move on to the full, ongoing benefits of Industry 4.0 manufacturing, with ThinkIQ Autonomy™.
Digital Manufacturing — aka Industry 4.0 Manufacturing — has arrived, combining technology and manufacturing to create the most efficient, safest manufacturing line in history.
The cause & effect linkages are solidified, and continuous improvement procedures are implemented.
With fully autonomous Smart Manufacturing, your manufacturing process now includes traceability — from raw materials to product delivery — optimized supply chains, and fully transparent, realtime contextualized data. It can warn you of trouble, early on. It can surface numerous opportunities for improvement. It increases plant and product safety. And it can speed products to market.
All of your manufacturing data — from supply chain to customers — is available to plant managers, CFOs, COOs, and up to the CEO. This is truly transformative intelligence, and creates a Smart Manufacturing company that is more profitable, and more competitive.
ThinkIQ Autonomy™ is the next generation of manufacturing. For more information, contact us.