Smart Factory Automation Solutions exhibited at electronica India 2018

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Murata, a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules, concluded its participation in electronica India 2018, South Asia’s leading international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications.

During the three-day event, Murata showcased its cutting-edge sensor, communication and power technology products and solutions, which enable enterprises in the industrial and automotive sectors to migrate seamlessly to Industry 4.0 through adoption of IoT. The Murata booth also presented products and solutions for smart-factory automation, which is expanding the demand for smaller devices with improved reliability and data processing.

“Murata aims to develop new business together with its Indian partner-customers, including by supporting smart-factory automation, in response to government initiatives to increase manufacturing and efforts to increase process efficiency for factory automation,” stated Choi Yong Suk, Managing Director of Murata Electronics (India) Private Limited.

1. Low Power Wide Area (LPWA)

Murata displayed communication modules incorporating LPWA communication standards, which combine extended-range data transmission and decreased power consumption. From process management to logistics and warehouse management, LPWA technology offers diverse applications for smart-factory automation.

2. Predictive Maintenance with Vibration Sensor Node and Gateway

Murata offers a small IP65-rated device for monitoring vibrations and surface temperatures in critical rotating machines and other industrial machinery. An embedded processor in the sensor node sends data wirelessly via a gateway.

3. Work-In-Progress Monitoring with RFID Technology

RFID technology will play a major role in future smart factories, enabling devices to communicate in real time via radio waves with manufacturing systems hosted on the cloud.

4. Assets Tracking with BLE Mesh Solution 

This Murata solution is an indoor positioning system that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio waves for location identification and flow-line analysis in indoor environments such as factories and warehouses. The BLE tag transmits radio waves periodically to track both assets and workers. Murata’s unique receivers capture the transmissions and forward them to a gateway through the company’s BLE mesh multi-hopping solution. Murata’s SyCloud calculates each tag position based on information from the gateway. Murata’s uniquely simple wireless system is easy to install, another benefit for factory environments.

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