NTT DOCOMO Inc and NTT DOCOMO ASIA Pte. Ltd have begun conducting a trial of an IoT monitoring system to improve the manufacturing performance of a synthetic fibres factory in Thailand. The trial will last until the end of March.
In the trial, DOCOMO ASIA is deploying its IoT Solution Platform to visualise the operational status of production operations in the Thai factory. IoT devices equipped with up to 30 different sensors are collecting operational information on the factory floor and then transmitting real-time data to the cloud via a mobile network. Technicians will be able to use PCs, smartphones or tablets to remotely monitor the status of production operations via the platform.
The IoT Solution Platform is designed to enable manufacturers to digitalise their operations and rapidly gather information from factory floors for improved efficiency in production management. The platform also helps to reduce production downtime by allowing manufacturers to closely monitor the status of their production equipment to detect malfunctions, maintenance needs and so on.
The trial is being conducted in collaboration with Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Limited, a Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. subsidiary company that manufactures polyester fibres, filament yarn, chips and more.
Going forward, DOCOMO and DOCOMO ASIA say they expect manufacturers of synthetic fibres and other products across Southeast Asia to increasingly adopt the IoT Solution Platform to raise the productivity and quality of their production operations.