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G-W Process Optimization, Nutrition Bar Confectioners (NBC) and Central NY Tech Development Organization will develop a solution to improve cooling tunnel performance, product quality and energy consumption at NBC (a food manufacturer) by creating reusable structured information models (SM Profiles) and a data driven predictive model demonstrated with the SM Innovation Platform. With an anticipated throughput increase of 10% and a decreased need for rework of 12%, the energy cost/bar will go down significantly.

Scarsdale, NY

$100K

 $100K

Oregon State University and Ectron Corporation will develop a solution to improve energy consumption and productivity of the hop drying process for four facilities in the Pacific Northwest by obtaining real-time data, creating reusable structured information models (SM Profiles) and a data driven predictive model to optimize operating parameters and improve energy consumption. The team estimates it can save 1-1.5 hours in total time from the long drying time of 6-11 hours, thus saving energy and time.

Corvallis, OR

$100K

 $100K

Brunswick Corporation and Concurrency will develop and demonstrate a machine learning based forecasting model for supply chain fulfilment and inventory optimization for engines and boats, using a reusable structured information model (SM Profile) based on data from demand planning systems and manufacturing operation.

Mettawa, IL

$100K

 $100K

Clover Technologies and Concurrency will use an AI based cognitive bot service to provide audio-visual instructions to workers with cognitive disabilities in a warehouse environment, combined with part location and identification information in a structured information model (SM Profile) for a warehouse application, demonstrated in the SM Innovation Platform environment.

Hoffman Estates, IL

$100K

 $100K

GE Digital Manufacturing and The J.M. Smucker Company will use the capabilities of the SM Innovation Platform to create and demonstrate an SM Profile based standard interface to synchronize product data in Product Lifecycle Management/Enterprise Resource Planning (PLM/ERP) with operations data in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) systems, resulting in improved real-time decision making during disruptive business conditions.

Foxboro, MA

$100K

 $100K

Adapdix and Tesla will demonstrate a pre-configured, adaptive Station AI edge controller to improve uptime and yield by predicting and optimizing robotic cell performance during vehicle manufacturing, enabled by a structured information model (SM Profile) for real-time data collection on performance parameters, anomaly detection and cell operation data.

Pleasanton, CA

$100K

$100K

Toward Zero and Raytheon will develop and demonstrate a cost-effective connectivity solution for legacy machines (that need to be upgraded for sensors and connectivity) by integrating an on-premise machine connectivity device (edge device), the SM Innovation Platform and structured information models (SM Profiles) including sensor and operational data, to improve operational efficiency, quality and predictive maintenance by at least 5-10% at four facilities.

Centennial, CO

$100K

$100K

Caterpillar will develop and demonstrate a data driven predictive model for reducing energy usage via early detection of engine test failures, enabled by data collection and contextualization in the SM Innovation Platform through a structured information model (SM Profile) for the test bed. The project estimates that they can improve the ability to predict success / failure of engine test with greater than 85% confidence from the current 70%.

Lafayette, IN

$100K

$100K

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Penn State University and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson will develop a model-based control solution for process and quality improvements in manufacture of monoclonal antibody (mAb) -based drugs, enabled by structured information model (SM Profiles), SM Innovation Platform based data contextualization, data driven algorithms for predicting morphology and a feed-forward scheme to control the process. The project aims to understand how much they can improve purification process for improving the quality of mAb.

Troy, NY

$100K

$100K

Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. will work with several partners and small manufacturers to demonstrate a cost-effective SM solution based on affordable on-premise machine connectivity device (edge hardware), SM Innovation Platform and structured information model (SM Profiles) to lower the cost for adopting smart manufacturing technologies  at three small manufacturers of chemicals, furniture and precision manufacturing. This project will help in understanding and reducing the potential bottlenecks for Small Medium Manufacturer (SMMs) in terms of  cost of adopting smart manufacturing technologies.

East Amherst, NY

$96K

$96K

Fifth Generation Technologies (5G) and Wipro will partner to demonstrate how improvements can be made through use of SM technologies use cases for hydraulic component manufacturing by utilizing pre-built software applications and data access through the SM Innovation Platform and structured information models (SM Profiles) for Wipro’s assets.

New York, NY

$100K

$100K

Litmus Automation and Bray International will develop and demonstrate a monitoring and anomaly detection solution to improve throughput, reduce waste, and reduce scrap in industrial valve manufacturing by integrating an on-premise machine connectivity device (edge device), the SM Innovation Platform, structured information models (SM Profiles) and  anomaly detection.

San Jose, CA 

$89K

$89K

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Association for Manufacturing Technology and Beeond will develop tools for automatic generation of SM Profiles using OPC-UA-MTConnect companion specifications with the SM Innovation Platform, to enable rapid population of the SM Marketplace with SM Profiles for common MTConnect and OPC-UA compliant machines. This project will help CESMII in meeting one of its objective of helping manufacturers to rapidly adopt smart manufacturing technologies and reduce the cost of deployment.

Disputanta, VA

$91K

$91K

Interface Technologies LLC, Hickey-Freeman, Rensselaer Polytechnic and CGS, Inc. will develop a structured information model (SM Profile), integrated with the SM Innovation Platform to connect robotic sewing work cell with existing shop floor control systems, and create an application for automated labor reporting to help improve productivity in apparel manufacturing.   The project estimates that both the SM Profile and the application will lower integration costs to increase adoption of the robotic system which itself targets a 30-50% increase in sewing operator productivity.

Simsbury, CT

  $89K

$89K