Making Industrial Data and Insights Accessible to SMEsJackie Orr
With K2, Intelligence Industrielle offers a new kind of intelligent sensors: universal, simple to manage, and quick to deploy, the solution is made for SME manufacturers.
For immediate distribution. Montreal, October 24th, 2018. Today at the Centech Martin Landry, the CEO of Intelligence Industrielle, announced before a gathered group of Industry 4.0 experts the launch of K2, presenting a universal solution revolutionizing Industry 4.0 for SMEs.
According to a study last year by BDC, 61% of Canadian SME manufacturers have not started digitizing their factories, a staggering observation considering the impact these new technologies can have on a factory’s production and efficiency. The Internet of Things and new advances in big data allows for information to be gathered from every piece of equipment, so that decision makers are better informed. Having access to the right data can help eliminate unexpected stoppages, improve factory security and even reduce the costs of repairs and maintenance. According to a report released by Control Global, close to 80% of halt times are avoidable, and the majority are due to operational errors.
“There is still a large number of companies that have not started their digital transformation. Mostly because they see current solutions as too complicated or too expensive” explained Martin Landry. “To improve their productivity, most companies go and buy new machines or start night shifts, while most of their equipment functions only 35% of the time,” he continued.
To reduce this type of inefficiency, Intelligence Industrielle has created a revolutionary new sensor: K2. K2 greatly reduces the complexity of ‘going digital’ for manufacturers. Entirely customizable, it simplifies the task of collecting and analyzing data with an exceptional user-friendly system and an affordable price tag. The sensor connects via Wifi or Ethernet, has an internal memory to prevent data from being lost, and has a lightning-fast plug n play installation process. Connected to a customizable multi-device dashboard, it displays real-time data visuals, and boasts a choose-your-own alerts system and data analytics.
Today, many manufacturers across Quebec already benefit from using Intelligence Industrielle’s technology. The company notably impressed Bombardier Aerospace, for whom it became an official supplier in July. And now, with the launch of K2, SME manufacturers will also have access to an intuitive solution in order to take advantage of their factory’s data. This latest innovation by Intelligence Industrielle can reduce unplanned stoppages for certain machines by up to 20%, and increase overall factory profitability.
About Intelligence Industrielle:
Intelligence Industrielle, is an industry leader in Industry 4.0 solutions for SMEs, offering high-performance technologies for the manufacturing industry to develop Canada’s next generation of factories. The startup is a recipient of the Montréal inc. Grant and the TD Grant, a finalist for the Mtl inc. Prize+, one of Cooperathon’s Impact Startups, and is a member of the Creative Destruction Lab AI. The startup is also powered by the CENTECH propulsion. Intelligence Industrielle is a Montreal-based company. For more information: www.intelligenceindustrielle.com.
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