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TCS and GE Digital to help increase manufacturing efficiency

Kareyst Lin | Sept. 2, 2016
The solution will provide critical analytics to save time and costs in the manufacturing process.

IT and business solutions provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has launched a digital solution to connect intelligent LEDs to GE's Predix operating system for the Industrial Internet through Intel Atom-based gateways.

The new solution will provide critical analytics to save time and costs in the manufacturing process, according to a press statement by TCS.

The digital solution will analyse temperature at various points on the metal turbine parts as they are assembled and cooled. This allows operators to know when the next operation can be performed, thus reducing wait time between operations and improving quality monitoring.

The pilot application was built and deployed for GE Power's gas turbine manufacturing plant in Greenville, South Carolina.

TCS' new solution provides automatic data collection of ambient room and rotor surface temperatures. It measures for unacceptable variations, notifying workers when the next operation may proceed, and alerting workers to any non-uniformity.

This application is built on the intelligent LED platform by GE and Intel. It can reduce costs and energy consumption, and provide data collection and analytics capabilities.

The platform is composed of smart LED fixtures from Current and powered by GE. It is integrated with sensors that monitor temperature, humidity and any physical object presence. The data will be transmitted to an Intel Atom gateway, where the information is streamed to the Predix cloud.

 

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