Situm, with the consortium of companies formed by Quobis, Sixtema, Torusware and Edigal, completes the last milestone of the COMPORT project (COMmunications for Process Optimization in Real Time), initiated in 2021. This project aimed to develop an industrial software platform based on the Internet of Things paradigm for industry, enabling the optimization of industrial processes with real-time communications as a vehicle for informed and effective decision making.
This COMPORT project is a technological innovation initiative of Gaiastech, the innovation space of the Xunta de Galicia. It is also part of the Conecta Hubs 2021 program, funded by the Axencia Galega de Innovación (GAIN) and has the financial support of the European Union (co-financed by FEDER funds under the Feder Galicia 2014-2020 operational program). It also receives support from the Second Vice-Presidency and of the Department of Presidency, Justice and Sports of the Xunta de Galicia.
During the first annuities, the work was focused on the specification of the main use cases and the development of the necessary systems for their implementation. During the 2023 annuity, the implementation of the use cases was completed at EDIGAL’s facilities for the validation of the project results and the last modifications proposed during the validation process were applied.
Quobis has focused on the automation of the quality processes of one of EDIGAL’s manufacturing lines and on the assistance in real time incident reporting processes. In the first case, the validation has been carried out using image analysis techniques based on Artificial Intelligence to detect errors in the assembly process of electrical panels. For the development of the assistance system in incident reporting processes, natural language recognition tools have been used to provide automatic and immediate response to a series of known and common scenarios. In addition, direct contact with a technician is facilitated in case the automated system does not respond to the incident presented.
Situm has focused on improving the efficiency of industrial processes through the development and improvement of its location system adapted to industrial environments. It has implemented and validated this system in Edigal’s facilities to analyze the daily field work of factory operators. In collaboration with Dimensiona, it has developed several geospatial analytics to calculate the use of each area of the factory and its correlation with the expected uptake. In this sense, it has worked with large amounts of data using state-of-the-art tools for ingesting, processing and analyzing massive data in real time together with Prefapp. Also, in collaboration with CITIC, it has developed a geolocation system that does not require prior calibration and data analysis tools have been developed in order to verify the proper performance of the system.
SIXTEMA has focused its work on the development of a GIS platform for the management and intelligent processing of data from electricity meters managed by EDIGAL which, combined with the design and development, in collaboration with GRADIANT, of advanced artificial intelligence algorithms, facilitates the proactive management of geolocated incidents and decision making. Likewise, the platform incorporates a real-time communications system designed by QUOBIS and integrated in the geovisor, which offers greater agility when managing outdoor incidents.
Torus has led the design and deployment of the project’s Data Lake, the data, interoperability and real-time communications infrastructure of the consortium that integrates the COMPORT project. The Data Lake is the project’s information repository as well as the provider of the data, visualization and Artificial Intelligence services developed. COMPORT has developed tools to automate the capture, processing and consumption of information for the optimization of various industrial processes using heterogeneous data sources, from ERPs, APIs, sensors and different file formats.
Edigal, as an industrial partner, has tested the solutions developed in the COMPORT project, and has contributed with its feedback to optimize the results by reducing uptime. It has also developed a control panel that shows the objectives and results for each department, thus reducing the time and costs of processing reports and follow-up meetings with the departments, since it is much clearer to see the fulfillment of the objectives. In addition, it has developed with the different partners of the project, tools that allow reducing the number of incidents and optimizing their resolution times, increasing the number of customers with the incorporation of data lakes, location analytics with factory operators and the identification of patterns to improve incident resolution times.
After the execution of the project, the partners will study the next steps to follow in order to make the obtained results productive and achieve their commercialization.