Robust, modular and scalable platform for next generation industrial remote control and IoT

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Coordinator ÅKERSTRÖMS BJÖRBO AKTIEBOLAG
Funding from Vinnova SEK 400 000
Project duration November 2016 - February 2017
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:

Purpose and goal

The goal of the pilot study was to study industrial requirements and needs, and technologies available to develop the next generation product platform for industrial remote control and digitization. The goal has been met by customer needs mapped, new radio technologies that meet national and international regulations have been studied as well as a new product platform has been suggested that integrates sensors etc., and is connected to the intranet or Internet. Moreover, an analysis was carried out in order to introduce a module divided product

Expected results and effects

For Åkerströms´ customers, the new platform means that new functionalities such as IoT and cloud services can be introduced in the industrial processes in which Åkerströms´ radio control is included. The platform also allows for the introduction of preventive and predictive maintenance, which can prevent downtime. By introducing authentication and logon to the operator of the radio control is supplied a security solution. For Åkerströms the project means that new business models can be introduced. These new business models includes changes in customer contracts and payment models

Planned approach and implementation

The initial mapping of customer needs has been through 23 interviews with 17 of Åkerströms´ main customers. The selection was made based on Åkerströms´ business process and the results were then analyzed with the help of the method refered to as: ´Voice of the Customer´. Analysis of a new radio platform has been made through literature studies. Proposal for a ´backend´ solution was prepared by the IoT consulting firm Wireless Systems Integration. Product analysis for modularization was conducted by the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Dalarna

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-03961

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