Digitalization & IIoT

17 posts

Tracking of transport trolleys in production of RUCH NOVAPLAST

Manual, paper-based processes in intralogistics are inefficient, inaccurate and not scalable. RUCH NOVAPLAST, a manufacturer of product solutions made of particle foams, now uses RFID systems to track transport trolleys at every stage of production. This provides greater transparency in the manufacturing process.

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Unsupervised anomaly detection using an ensemble of one-class random forest classifiers

Introduction Unsupervised anomaly detection with unlabeled data – is it possible to detect outliers when all we have is a set of uncommented, context-free signals? The short answer is, yes – this is the essence of how one deals with network intrusion, fraud, and other types of low-instance anomaly. In

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Improving black-box process efficiency using Bayesian Optimization

Instead of randomly or exhaustively iterating through combinations of algorithms and parameters, we can use Bayesian Optimization libraries to build up an in-memory approximation to the process we want to fine-tune. We can then make a our selections on prior knowledge.

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Predicting hidden events: inverting the time-to-event paradigm: Part 2

Time-to-event (TTE) use-cases crop up in many places across industries. Some examples would be: the prediction of customer churn (the sales domain), remaining-useful-life or time-to-failure TTF (predictive maintenance), or anomaly detection (machine monitoring). Some events are difficult to predict as they are hidden. We can instead try to look for interim events to improve prediction accuracy.

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Predicting hidden events: inverting the time-to-event paradigm: Part 1

Time-to-event (TTE) use-cases crop up in many places across industries. Some examples would be: the prediction of customer churn (the sales domain), remaining-useful-life or time-to-failure TTF (predictive maintenance), or anomaly detection (machine monitoring).Some events are difficult to predict as they are hidden. We can instead try to look for interim events to improve prediction accuracy.

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Driving innovation – our strategic incubation­ programs

Digitalization accelerates numerous internal organizational processes and influences the development of new products and solutions. Growing complexity and shorter development times increase the pressure on organizations. In order to be able to compete with new companions on the market, speed is – besides speed – a major competitive factor. For this reason, Balluff has been implemented so-called „Strategic Incubation Programs” (SIPs) to develop new business ideas.

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