Fujitsu and Microsoft will together work to transform manufacturing processes through Internet of Things (IoT) innovations.
According to the agreement, the system will use Fujitsu devices powered by Windows 8.1 Pro, the Internet of Things (IoT) services of FUJITSU Cloud A5 for Microsoft Azure, and the Fujitsu IoT/M2M (machine-to-machine) platform.
The solution is based on the work of Fujitsu performed in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan.
Both the companies needed a system that optimizes processing by both machines and humans so that managers, engineers and scientists can improve product quality, streamline systems and enhance functionality while reducing costs.
Fujitsu converted its semiconductor manufacturing operations into its Akisai Plant Factory, a large-scale facility that integrates agricultural techniques with manufacturing and information communication technologies, such as the Fujitsu Akisai agricultural cloud.
Fujitsu is producing lettuce low in potassium which can be consumed by dialysis patients.
The company said to realize higher quality products, enhance functionality and greater productivity, Fujitsu has deployed its Eco-Management Dashboard and applied its IoT and M2M capabilities.
The Eco-Management Dashboard helps simultaneously in managing product quality, process efficiency and equipment performance to improve operations and reduce energy costs.
“Leveraging the Fujitsu Eco-Management Dashboard solution alongside Microsoft Azure and the Fujitsu IoT/M2M platform, we are able to deliver real-time visualization of the engineering process for big data analytics to improve the entire production process and inform decision-making,” said Hiroyuki Sakai, corporate executive officer, executive vice president, head of Global Marketing at Fujitsu.
The solution from the company’s collaboration will help manufacturing customers to be more productive and deliver higher-quality products.
Few days ago, Fujitsu developed software that monitors transmission packets and analyzes quality in real time at a world-record speed of 200 Gbps.