AR technology is unifying the real-world and digital world order
June 24, 2022 12:55 pm
Due to increased digitization, every stage of the product cycle is highly driven by unified information-driven decisions that are made in a factory environment
Deepak Pahwa, Chairman, Pahwa Group & Managing Director, Bry-Air, while interacting with OEM Update, says, the various advanced technologies like AI, big data, machine learning, robotics, cloud computing, etc. are changing the way manufacturing was done before.
Can you elucidate your product range and applications?
Under the Pahwa Group, Bry-Air is the leader in dehumidification and is a global solution provider for humidity control, moisture removal and product drying. We are globally recognized for dehumidification and quality air solutions. Our solutions are well recommended for plastic drying and conveying, high-temperature waste heat recovery, adsorption chillers, and gas phase filtration. BryAir Dry Room solutions are critical for lithium battery production and we are today the world’s fastest-growing adsorption technology group in the world.
Pahwa Group has over five decades of experience in applications, manufacturing, engineering, and R&D in the field of dehumidification and environment control solutions, with subsidiaries in China, Malaysia, Brazil, Nigeria, and Switzerland, and an associate plant in the USA. With installations in over 85 countries in almost every industry and supported by a robust sales and service network worldwide, we touch people’s lives round the clock. Till date the Group has filed 133 international patent applications in 13 new technologies (since 2007), of which 59 patents have been granted/allowed already.
In recent years, sectors such as pharma, food, Li-ion battery production, data centers are heavily driving the demand for dehumidification technology.
How will Industry 4.0/ 5.0 optimize production in the current scenario when digitization is in vogue?
Industry 4.0 is the way forward and is setting the stage for the confluence of smart digital technology and manufacturing by giving access to realtime insights and information. This in turn is enhancing the manufacturing process with the help of automation, machine learning, and real-time data. We can take the instance of advanced digital solutions under Industry 4.0 which are augmenting the utility of the industry by producing efficient and sustainable products.
Industry 4.0 is paving the way for more flexible and versatile manufacturing. IoT-powered cloud services are championing interactive interfaces backed up with the ability to streamline various stakeholders from users to managers in the same loop. The various advanced technologies like AI, big data, machine learning, robotics, cloud computing, etc. are changing the way manufacturing was done before. Every stage of the product cycle is highly driven by unified information driven decisions that are made in a factory environment. It has improved the efficiency from automating engineering processes to overseeing the business functioning.
Additionally, it is championing automatic management rendering global quality products with minimalistic wastage of resources and acutely focusing on reducing customer claims but at the same time increasing user satisfaction.
How are the smart factories evolving with the induction of Industry 4.0/ 5.0 and AR?
AR as a technology under Industry 4.0 is bringing about the unification of real-world and digital world order to amplify the virtual world applicability. The 4th industrial revolution in the manufacturing sector is giving rise to a phenomenon called ‘smart manufacturing.’ Smart factories are making use of intelligent solutions to help modulate various critical components for real time energy optimization. It makes use of IoT to exercise efficient control over the equipment and systems. Additionally, IoT enables the connection of HVAC systems with automation systems that allow hassle-free access from a laptop, desktop, cellphone, and even tablet.
The automation systems are taking the operations to the next level where they are playing an instrumental role in optimizing performance by regulating the predictive maintenance service. It is contributing to system optimization by considering the fault prediction provided by the real-time data. Our BrySmart (BBS) series is one such example that ensures energy efficient dehumidification by integrating 4.0 for modulating the critical components aimed at optimizing the energy consumption on a continuous basis.
The metaverse evolution is further making the manufacturing landscape future-ready with the help of innovation. It will bring about flexible manufacturing by harnessing the benefits of state-of-the-art digital technologies and will also enhance the virtual world applicability. Manufacturers are intensively working to build the infrastructure for digital investment, IT/ data centers, supply chain with the help of advanced technologies. They are heavily investing on robotics backed up with AI & IoT to bring about the right confluence of real and digital world that will make the process more flexible and also help in decision making within a factory environment.