CESMII will license ThinkIQ’s smart manufacturing capabilities as the underlying framework powering the CESMII Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform

August 23, 2022

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.— The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) is working to speed the adoption of smart manufacturing in the United States. How? By integrating advanced sensors, data, platforms, and controls that can provide measurable improvements in quality, throughput, costs/profitability, safety, asset reliability, and energy productivity, according to a release from Industry 4.0 manufacturing platform developer ThinkIQ.

CESMII will license ThinkIQ’s technology as the underlying framework to power CESMII’s Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform (SMIP). The goal is to “accelerate the Industry 4.0 journey for U.S. manufacturers of all shapes and sizes,” ThinkIQ said in the release.

The CESMII Smart Manufacturing Innovation platform is said to be uniquely positioned to drive the adoption of smart manufacturing more broadly in the United States. Its powerful open interfaces and democratized information models reportedly make the platform easier, faster, and less expensive than the “closed solutions” that have been available to manufacturers.

“The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform is designed to help every manufacturer capitalize on the advances and power of Industry 4.0 to increase competitiveness and profitability,” said John Dyck, CEO of CESMII, in the release. “Partnering with ThinkIQ provides the SMIP with the foundation that is intended to be a standard across the manufacturing industry.”

With its technology as the foundation of CESMII’s Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform, ThinkIQ said its customers can benefit continually from smart manufacturing applications developed and integrated with the platform. They can also benefit from CESMII’s further development and expansion of Smart Manufacturing Profiles.

According to ThinkIQ, this will enable a simpler, lower cost, and more effective implementation of smart manufacturing to solve manufacturing problems, as offered in CESMII’s Smart Manufacturing Marketplace. The open platform enables a new generation of problem solvers—app developers, data scientists, and empowered operators—to create and explore new ways to understanding manufacturing problems, the company said.

“We are proud to have been chosen by CESMII as a core technology partner to drive adoption of Smart Manufacturing by manufacturers of all shapes and sizes via the SMIP,” said Doug Lawson, CEO of ThinkIQ, in the release. “This serves as validation to our customers who have put their confidence behind the industry leading Smart Manufacturing platform.”

ThinkIQ’s SaaS manufacturing cloud-based platform is reported to simplify the creation of web-based applications and leverage the strengths of the internet of things (IoT), big data, data science, semantic modeling, and machine learning (ML). The platform collects data across the operation to provide actionable, real time insights, such as identifying correlations and root causes, traceability, and yield issues, the company said.

The company’s recently enhanced Vision platform is said to provide excellent visibility on the shop floor, eliminating blind spots and increasing productivity and worker safety. According to ThinkIQ, this creates a new level of capability beyond what independent disconnected operating environments can provide today, helping companies to manage their manufacturing operations and supply chains even more effectively during economic disruptions and labor shortages.

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