Tenova, in partnership with Microsoft, is developing a breakthrough solution based on digital technologies to optimize business processes and enhance productivity in the Metal Industry.
Cloud computing, IoT, and machine learning: three key ingredients of Industry 4.0 that will change the way of creating value in the near future. To make this happen in the Metal Industry, Tenova and Microsoft combined efforts and launched a partnership to develop a new platform which will support new business models based on collaboration and services.
The goal of the partnership between Tenovaand the IT world leader is to develop an integrated industrial system where the analysis of data gathered on the field through multiple sensors and actuators allows to monitor plant machines, detect anomalies autonomously and optimize overall plant performances. This complex architecture is enabled through Microsoft Azure cloud platform and provisional algorithms based on machine learning technologies. The first pilot phase will produce its outcomes already by the end of this summer.
The centralized digital platform developed with Microsoft will provide more informative support, so to offer a broad service portfolio, includingpredictive maintenance, spare parts management, equipment personalized settings, and more effective remote assistance. The added value for the customer is not just in the final product, but in the optimization of the entire process, gaining advantages in terms of productivity and, consequently, competitiveness.