MotorOne Group leveraging IIoT technology to digitalise manufacturing facility


Source: MotorOne Group

Improving efficiency and productivity

Leading Australian automotive aftermarket service provider MotorOne Group has embarked on a six-month, $295,000 research project to automate and digitalise its manufacturing and quality assurance processes.

Working in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology and supported by the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), MotorOne Group will harness the Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) to capture and monitor key information on the factory floor.

Once designed, the IIoT solution will assist with production processes and support data-driven decision making in real-time.

As part of the project, MotorOne Group will participate in IMCRC’s futuremap program and undertake an in-depth Industry 4.0 readiness assessment to inform its digital manufacturing strategy.

Greg Lewis, CEO of MotorOne Group, said his team was delighted to collaborate with IMCRC and Swinburne to design and integrate the solution into MotorOne Group’s chemical manufacturing facility in Bayswater.

“The challenge we currently face is that our manual chemical mixing process results in significant variations in final product quality. With this project, we are working towards a flexible IIoT solution to improve yield, reduce waste and subsequently bring a more positive environmental impact,” he said.

“We welcome the opportunity to partner with IMCRC and Swinburne on a project that will result in commercial enhancements and contribute to the development of new products for an emerging marketplace.”