With an investment of more than 2 million euros until 2023, the NONDAGO project aims to optimize the real-time monitoring of all moving elements in a production plant to improve the safety of operations, productivity and plant logistics in industry 4.0.
The project, which began in 2021 and is funded by SPRI's Hazitek program, combines the design of new positioning devices, "capable of operating in hostile environments" (with advanced technologies such as Ultra Wideband -Ultra Wideband (UWB ), 5G, Bluetooth 5.1AoA), advanced data analytics and the development of management software "for visualization and decision-making" on plant activity.
Specifically, NONDAGO will seek to develop and optimize "more than 10 industrial positioning products and services" applied to specific cases such as the monitoring of the movements of cranes, forklifts or robotic arms, mold and tooling changes, as well as the monitoring of people in confined spaces.
With the support of data analytics and management software, the aim is to optimize plant movements and send alerts to improve the safety of operations and reduce production times and costs.
The first year of the project concluded with the definition of the requirements, specifications and background of the existing developments, devices and management platforms. Currently, it is focused on the research on new devices, real-time data analytics and platforms to implement them in the industry.
All of this will make it possible to achieve more efficient and flexible processes, with improvements in the automation of operations and the reduction in the use of resources and in the environmental impact of many current processes.