A Deep, Light-weight Industry 4.0 & Internet of Things System for Manufacturing/Operations

Abstract/Technology Overview

The Industrial Internet of Things system is a disruptive end-to-end technology built to provide deep data with ultra-lightweight infrastructure.

“Fitbit-for-machines” - Cost-effective universal IoT system can be quickly deployed in minutes onto a diverse range of industrial machines to stream vital machine statistics to the secured cloud platform in real-time.

“Lean-ops-in-a-box” - Data gets processed and transformed synchronously using advanced algorithms and state-of-the-art analytics tools to generate powerful and actionable operational insights.

“Future-proof” - The robust wireless mesh system is fully scalable up to 10,000 devices and is future-proof through continuous development to include machine learning updates and enable integration with other products in the exciting Industry 4.0 ecosystem.

Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages

“Fitbit-for-Machines” (technology enabler)

  • Connected edge-processing device attached onto industrial machines. Universal, low-cost & non-intrusive.
  • Overcome biggest barriers-to-entry for IIoT/I4.0 adoption, e.g. infrastructure, cost, complexities, etc.
  • Full end-to-end system with robust mesh network and optimized UI enable world-fastest plug-and-play

“Lean-Ops-in-a-Box” (key competitive edge)

  • World-class operations transformation methodologies and analyses are codified into scalable algorithm applied onto client’s real-time operational data.
  • Thousands of data streams and charts are analyzed by software and distilled into top most critical insights for real bottom-line gains.

Potential Applications

Applicable industries include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Food production (basic ingredient, meat produce, powder)
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing (solder & flux product for iPhone 8)
  • Precision Engineering (aerospace superalloy/steel, CNC mill, lathe, metal processing)
  • Oil/Fuel Processing (blending, primary & secondary packaging)
  • Polymer Molding (injection/blow mold, containers, packaging, components)
  • Machine OEM (food processing equipment, packaging machines)
  • Utilities (Uninterrupted power system, gas network)

Specific functions include the following:

  • Digital Performance/Productivity Management
  • Process Parameters / Quality Monitoring and Management
  • Real-time trigger-based Alerts and Notifications
  • Digitization of operations/manufacturing reports
  • Predictive/Condition-based maintenance
  • High performance data acquisition and ingestion
  • World-wide live access to real-time data

Customer Benefit

  • Increase shopfloor/production data availability & resolution
  • Improve machine performance and overall equipment effectivness (OEE)
  • Monitor and track machine uptime/downtime
  • 24/7 high resolution tracking of manufacturing process parameters
  • Real-time performance management/benchmarking
  • Capital (CapEx) and labor productivity gain

Technology Owner

Samuel Tan


Auk Industries

Technology Category
  • Embedded Systems
  • Performance Monitoring System & Sensor
  • Smart Metering / Management System
  • Monitoring System & Sensor
  • Processes
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data, Data Analytics, Data Mining & Data Visualisation
  • Enterprise & Productivity
  • Web Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Assembly / Automation / Robotics
Technology Status
  • Available for Licensing
Technology Readiness Level
  • TRL 9

Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, Digital factory, Digital transformation, Predictive maintenance, Wireless mesh network, Big data, Cloud computing, Real-time analytics, Lean Ops, Overall Equipment effectiveness, OEE, Smart factory, Web application, Mobile application, Machine learning, Productivity improvement, Digital performance management, ERP/MES integration, Edge processing, Fog processing