Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) play an increasingly essential role in the automation industry. Countless networked devices generate enormous data streams. Their evaluation leads to new business opportunities. For this, identifying the relevant data and being able to define the relationship between them is a prerequisite. This requires the human factor and in-depth knowledge of the functionality of technical systems.
Our approach to successful data analytics and AI projects
With Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, M&M Software complements the existing offerings in the Cloud and IoT areas. The subjects of Data Integration and Data Management have already been successfully addressed in the past within the framework of customer projects. For the development of AI projects, M&M relies on services from Microsoft as well as proven algorithms and frameworks from the Open Source environment.
The AI offer of M&M covers all phases in Data Analytics projects: From data collection and management, visual and explorative data analysis, the application of classical machine learning methods or new AI algorithms to the integration of data analytics in software products or the operation in the Cloud, on-premise or on edge.
With the AI service offer from M&M, individual solutions are created in the following areas, and others:
Operation and Service Management
Increase asset efficiency and visibility with robust, meaningful management dashboards and reports that can be used as the backbone for future forecasting.
Chatbot and Voice Control
Smart add-ons for software solutions, such as machine/device visualizations, mobile or cloud apps ensure better usability and interaction possibilities for the user.
Component and Spare Part Recognition
Recognition processes based on deep learning or mobile recognition systems (cell phone app) ensure quick and correct selection of components and spare parts. This allows processes to run with more efficiency and to save time and money.
Quality Assurance by Optical Inspection
Edge solutions for the evaluation of on-site collected data enable high error detection rates through machine learning algorithms. Coupled detailed analyses and continuous learning of the stored algorithms lead to continuous process improvements.
Technical Facility Management
With the help of edge devices, data from video management and surveillance systems is pre-processed, analyzed in the Cloud and refined with self-learning algorithms. This offers not only the possibility to detect and predict future events, but also to counteract them by automatically initiating suitable complex processes.
Based on deep process and data understanding, we implement data validation and outlier detection to identify data patterns.
Our AI and Data Analytics solutions are realized with the following technologies:
- Azure Machine Learning
- Azure Cognitive Services
- Custom Vision AI
- Anomaly Detector
- Text-to-speech / Speech-to-text
- Microsoft Bot Framework
- Azure TimeSeries Insights
- Azure Stream Analytics
- Azure IoT Edge AI
- PyTorch / TensorFlow / Keras
- scikit learn
- Jupyter Notebook
- Azure Synapse
- Azure Data Explorer
- Azure Data Lake
- Redis Cache
- SQL Server
- Many others
Hosting and Process
- Azure DevOps
- Azure Service Fabric
Consulting in Strategy, Requirements and Solution Concept
M&M's customers have access to our all of our many years of experience in the development of industrial software solutions. Our consultants are competent, professional and, above all, do not lose one thing: the focus on the essentials.
We accompany your project: from the vision to the finished product
Process Control System
A clear graphical representation of processes is of vital importance in the operation of modern ocean-going vessels. M&M developed the Mimic Editor for Kongsberg Maritime, a manufacturer of system solutions for Subsea, Mercant Marine and Offshore. It visualizes the monitoring systems and automation components of a vessel.
Device Parameterization - ioddINTERPRETER
As a member of the IO-Link consortium, we developed the ioddINTERPRETER in order to make it possible to parameterize, configure and diagnose IO-Link devices. This project comprised the coordination of each software development phase as well as the combining different software technologies.
Machine Data Collection
In both process and factory automation, the flow of data from the various areas of a plant constantly increases. This data needs to be stored and analyzed safely and quickly. Together with the company SCHMIDT® we have developed a software solution that is specifically designed for this purpose.
Product Selection & Sizing
Every measuring task, no matter how complex, needs the right measuring instrument - the right dimensioning plays an important role in precisely measuring levels, liquids, energy, etc. M&M Software developed a custom made solution for Endess+Hauser, the "Applicator", for fast product selection and design according to the user's situation.
Cloud-based power data analysis
If hackers or a technical power failure breaks a company's servers, outages can cause millions of dollars in losses. Correct Power has invented a method for monitoring data centers that quickly detects anomalies in the power supply using AI technology and thus ensures high availability of IT systems. The approach: Controllers collect all power and environmental data and transmit it for analysis into the cloud.
The networked scale - Bizerba Condition Monitoring Platform
Machines and systems should work trouble-free. Only in this way can they work economically, profit-oriented and contribute to a smooth process. Failures are disruptive and expensive.
Visualization and analysis of energy data in the smart grid
The world of energy is changing: whether through photovoltaic systems on rooftops, solar parks or wind turbines. In the past, energy was mostly centralized, e.g. produced in a power plant and delivered from there constantly to the consumer. Today, energy is being generated more and more decentralized by the consumers themselves and the surplus stored in the grid.
Optimized energy generation and management using WAGO Cloud
Electricity is an indispensable part of daily life; Reliably available at all times, so that daily life is as usual. The same applies to heat - a handle to the heating thermostat and it is pleasantly warm, whether at home, at work, in hospitals or schools.