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Nidec Corporation and IBM Japan to Jointly Develop IoT Technology for Better Production Rate and Shorter Downtime of Production Equipment and Machinery Based on Big Data Analysis Technology
Jun 22 15
Nidec Corporation announced that it has launched a joint development of a big data analysis technology together with IBM Japan with the main purpose of "improving production ratio via early detection of problems" and "shortening downtime via better factor analysis efficiency" for various production equipment and machinery equipped with the Nidec Group's motors. The Company, possessing all kinds of motor-related knowhow, is executing a strategy of equipping its Group's products with IoT functions to increase their added value in order to create new, large-scale businesses to achieve the Group's 10 trillion-yen sales target set for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2031. Executing such a strategy requires to transform conventional selling-oriented business model to an IoT-based solution model, and offer maintenance and other life-cycle services, and such a transformation requires a predictive problem diagnostic system and an efficient factor analysis to provide accurate problem-solving measures. As the Company moves forward with this joint open innovation, IBM Japan will provide with consulting, software utilization, and system-establishing services based on IBM's globally accumulated skills and insights in problem detection and predictive maintenance. Specifically, this joint effort has initiated the technical development to "improve production ratio via early problem detection" by using Nidec-Shimpo Corporation's press machine. The conventional system required an experienced press machine operator to check a monitoring system's screen for problems and decide whether any action is necessary. This joint project aims to establish a system which, by analyzing data obtained based on correlations among various sensors, will detect problems before humans do, and execute measures for such problems even before they occur.