In today’s fast-paced and technology-driven world, the manufacturing industry is undergoing a profound transformation. The convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized industrial operations, leading to increased efficiency, productivity, and profitability. In this article, we will explore how AI-driven IoT is transforming manufacturing and how the AI Gateway from TECHBASE is playing a pivotal role in this revolution.

The Power of AI-driven IoT in Manufacturing

The integration of AI and IoT technologies has unlocked unprecedented opportunities for manufacturers. AI-driven IoT systems enable the collection, analysis, and utilization of vast amounts of data generated by interconnected devices on the factory floor. This data-driven approach empowers manufacturers with actionable insights and predictive capabilities, ultimately optimizing processes and enhancing decision-making.

Enhancing Efficiency and Productivity

AI-driven IoT solutions bring a new level of automation and optimization to manufacturing processes. By leveraging AI algorithms, IoT devices can autonomously monitor and control various aspects of production, reducing human error and increasing efficiency. Smart sensors, for example, can detect anomalies in equipment performance, enabling predictive maintenance to prevent breakdowns and minimize downtime.

Furthermore, AI-driven IoT systems facilitate real-time data analysis, enabling manufacturers to identify bottlenecks, streamline workflows, and optimize resource allocation. This data-driven approach empowers manufacturers to make informed decisions that result in increased productivity and reduced costs.

Improving Quality Control and Product Traceability

Maintaining consistent product quality is a top priority for manufacturers. AI-driven IoT solutions play a vital role in achieving this objective. By continuously monitoring the production process, IoT sensors can detect deviations from desired quality standards. Leveraging AI algorithms, manufacturers can proactively identify potential quality issues, enabling them to take corrective measures before defects occur.

Moreover, AI-driven IoT enables robust product traceability throughout the manufacturing lifecycle. With real-time data capture and analysis, manufacturers can track and trace raw materials, components, and finished products, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and enhancing transparency.

TECHBASE’s AI GATEWAY series, world-first industrial gateway utilizing Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 and Google Coral TPU

Optimizing Supply Chain Management

The integration of AI-driven IoT technologies in manufacturing extends beyond the factory walls. These technologies are transforming supply chain management, optimizing logistics, and ensuring efficient inventory management. By leveraging real-time data from IoT devices, manufacturers gain visibility into the entire supply chain, enabling accurate demand forecasting, reducing stockouts, and optimizing inventory levels.

The marriage of AI and IoT has brought unprecedented advancements to the manufacturing industry. From enhancing efficiency and productivity to improving quality control and optimizing supply chain management, AI-driven IoT is transforming the way manufacturers operate. With the AI Gateway from TECHBASE, manufacturers can harness the full potential of AI-driven IoT, gaining a competitive edge in an increasingly digital world. Embracing these transformative technologies is crucial for manufacturers to thrive in the era of Industry 4.0.

AI GATEWAY with Coral TPU enhancement 

Neuron network capabilities enhance CM4-based devices, not only collecting and sending data, but also allows local data change predictions and allows direct management on-site. This feature gives the possibility for various applications, such as data analysing and establishing trends predictions, smart alarms and smart monitoring, local notification control, etc.

Used Edge TPU coprocessor via PCI-Express bus is capable of performing 4 trillion operations per second (TOPS), using 0.5 watts for each TOPS (2 TOPS per watt). Google Coral easily integrates with Raspberry Pi Compute Module in Linux and optionally in Windows with full support of TensorFlow Lite framework and AutoML Vision Edge solution.

TECHBASE’s AI GATEWAY series, world-first industrial gateway utilizing Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 and Google Coral TPU
TECHBASE’s AI GATEWAY series, world-first industrial gateway utilizing Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 and Google Coral TPU

AI GATEWAY with available expansion cards 

AI GATEWAY 9500-CM4 can be equipped with serial RS-232/485 ports, range of digital and analog I/Os, USB, HDMI and Ethernet. Interfaces can be expanded with additional I/Os and opto-isolation, relays, Ethernet, 1-Wire, CAN, M-Bus Master and Slave, accelerometer, OLED screen and many more features like TPM Security Chip, eSIM and SuperCap backup power support. 

AI GATEWAY 9500-CM4 series also offers a standard PCI module support for various wireless communication protocols, such as:

  • GSM modem (4G/LTE and fast 5G modem, interchangeable with Coral TPU)
  • economic NarrowBand-IoT technology
  • LoRa, ZigBee, Sigfox, Wireless M-Bus
  • secondary Wi-Fi/Bluetooth interface or Wi-Fi Hi-Power
  • custom wireless interfaces

ModBerry AI GATEWAY 9500-CM4 availability

First prototypes are being developed, since Compute Module 4 is already available for the purchase. Delivery time for various configurations of AI GATEWAY will be approximately 2 months, depending on the CM4 supply on the market and chosen expansion cards. For more information contact TECHBASE’s Sales Department via email or Live Chat here.