Restarting production after COVID-19

As the Coronavirus mitigation measures begin to achieve some success and the economic impact of this crisis grows across the globe, governments are calling on manufacturers to restart their production and to provide leadership in the post lockdown world. For manufacturers, this is a time of great uncertainty as executives face increased challenges around supply and demand, workforce disruptions, and …

Some important factors to consider when aiming to digitize your factory for autonomous manufacturing

When considering the implementation of AI and how a manufacturer can work towards achieving autonomous manufacturing, a few questions come to the forefront. This paper explores how manufacturers can begin the process of digitization and put the foundations in place for autonomous manufacturing. The topics covered in this paper include: How much data is required for AI? How does your …

DataProphet launches webinar series for manufacturers: ‘Preparing for AI’

DataProphet hosted a series of webinars for manufacturers to prepare for artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize plant production. The series of online tutorials covers the type of data required from the production process, how to record and improve the data – and the benefits of AI.  Register to attend future live webinars or watch the tutorials on-demand here.  Data Required …

Four best practices to optimize plant control plans with AI

DataProphet has reduced spot weld defects in the body shop of a mature vehicle assembly plant by 75%. We share key takeaways and tips from our spot weld experience and other real-world implementations of AI to optimize manufacturing control parameters. Take a proactive and holistic approach to process parameter optimization In our experience, the most successful process optimization solutions are …

How to prepare your factory for AI?

It is essential to lay the proper groundwork in order to achieve the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) enabled factory optimization. This entails the digitization of existing data, the automation of data collection, and the implementation of a proper storage mechanism. We outline these initial steps to prepare your factory for AI optimization. Digitize of paper records The process of …

DataProphet: Fast Company 2020 Most Innovative Companies

DataProphet is proud to announce that it was selected as one of the 25 finalists for the Fast Company 2020 Most Innovative Companies.  Fast Company South Africa launched its inaugural innovation awards on the 5th March in Cape Town, alongside a conference exploring how innovation can support South Africa to achieve its National Development Plan 2030 goals. DataProphet PRESCRIBE, which …

CB Insights selects DataProphet for AI 100 list

DataProphet is honored to be listed in the fourth annual AI 100 ranking, which showcases the 100 most promising private AI companies around the world. DataProphet is the only African company selected and one of four in the manufacturing sector. Through an evidence-based approach, the CB Insights research team selected the AI 100 from nearly 5,000 companies based on several …

Self-assessing for Industry 4.0

Machine learning is largely dependent on the ingestion of data – and not just any data. We need to look at the complexity that surrounds large industrial operations and the type of data manufacturing plants are probably already collecting. It starts with qualityIn modern production environments, there are many places to measure the pulse of your operation: from takt time …

DataProphet talks about Autonomous Manufacturing at the American Manufacturing Summit 2020

DataProphet will be at the American Manufacturing Summit on March 24 – 25, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Key themes for the event include manufacturing profitability, manufacturing innovation, talent and capability, and plant floor optimization. The event provides a platform for manufacturing companies to hear about the latest developments and innovations in the industry. Our VP of Global Sales, Brian Gillespie, …

The state of Autonomous Manufacturing in Industry 4.0

Within the industrial world, leaders are defining their journey to autonomous manufacturing. Manufacturers are focusing on digitization strategies that will help to drive efficiency across their plants. As data is increasingly aggregated across manufacturing lines, the reality of autonomous lines is likely to be reached in the next five years. The future of industry 4.0 is definitely much more flexible. …

DataProphet joins Microsoft Ignite The Tour in Johannesburg

DataProphet is participating in the Startup Gallery at Microsoft Ignite The Tour at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg later this week (30-31 January). The event is centered around bringing the best of Microsoft Ignite to cities around the world, and will host discussions  on the latest in cloud technologies with multiple guest speakers and industry experts.  Book a meeting …

DataProphet partners with Norican to increase the adoption of AI in the foundry industry

DataProphet has entered an industry-exclusive partnership with Norican Global A/S, a leading metallic parts enhancement company, to bring meaningful AI applications into real-life foundry environments. Anders Wilhjelm, CEO of Norican Group, says: “We know foundries and how they work, DataProphet really knows AI. Together, we can bring practical AI applications into foundries faster – applications that will have a tangible …

DataProphet to attend African Mining Indaba 2020

DataProphet will be attending African Mining Indaba on 3-7 February, 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town. The event is one of the most important events in the mining and mineral processing sector. It is set to host industry leaders from across the world to discuss core issues in today’s digitized mining economy. DataProphet’s mineral …

Frans Cronje to present on ‘Empowering Responsible Artificial Intelligence’ at the World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

DataProphet’s CEO, Frans Cronje, will be attending the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on 21-24 January in Davos, Switzerland. The theme for this year’s meeting is ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.’ Frans will be presenting on ‘Empowering Responsible Artificial Intelligence’ to help decision-makers and boards make smarter and more responsible investments in AI. In addition, …

How can manufacturers better leverage their data?

AI is a value add to data; in order to leverage AI it needs to be enabled by data. This means that a manufacturer needs to have a good data environment or a route to a good data environment. What we emphasize at DataProphet is that most of the data collection hardware is already installed. Capital equipment that was installed …

Q&A: The impact of AI in the automotive sector

From robots on the factory floor to autonomous cars on the road, AI is transforming the automotive sector. The new technology has plenty of room to expand, increasing efficiency, productivity, and safety throughout the process of automotive manufacturing. In the next five years, AI is expected to completely revolutionize the industry. In this Q&A, DataProphet’s CEO talks about the impact …

The value of data in mineral processing plants — how Artificial Intelligence can help

Mineral process plants collect a huge amount of data, across hundreds of control parameters and quality measurements, due to the large volumes of production materials these plants typically process. Pre-industry 4.0 plants are constrained by their inability to capitalize upon this valuable resource, often resulting in poor operational performance and sub-optimal quality.  A growing recognition of the benefits of combining …

DataProphet Artificial Intelligence Helps Enable Nexteer Automotive to Drive Advanced Data Decisions

Through machine learning, DataProphet has been tasked with reducing quality variation and the resulting scrap and rework. DataProphet consolidated several thousand process parameters that have an impact on overall quality, upon which the controllable prescriptions will be delivered in-line. “We wanted to take a deeper look at our data to see if we could improve plant productivity,” said Jeff Sutter, …

DataProphet will be attending the International VDI Conference – Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Automotive 2019

DataProphet is confirmed to attend and speak at the International VDI Conference on the ‘Future of AI in Automotive’ on 11-12 December in Berlin. The show will focus on gaining insight from case studies, discovering the latest developments in AI, discussing safety implications of AI within autonomous driving and much more. Our VP of Sales, Brian Gillespie, will be giving …

DataProphet to attend International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) 2019

DataProphet is confirmed to attend one of the largest global mining conferences in Australia later this month. The International Mining and Resources Conference takes place in Melbourne on 29-31 October 2019. IMARC has over 7,000 mining and resources professionals attending from more than 100 countries and over 400 mining companies. The event also expects to see a series of presentations …

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Considering AI? Understand what data you need at the outset

Joris Stork, Senior Data Scientist, DataProphet At the core of today’s state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms is the ability to learn patterns from a sample of data. In the manufacturing context, an example of such a pattern might be the ways in which a set of parameters contained in that data, which are related to a process in a factory, …

DataProphet’s CTO set to lecture at the World Foundry Organization Technical Forum 2019

DataProphet’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Dr Michael Grant, will be attending the World Foundry Organization Technical Forum 2019 on September 18-20, 2019 in Portoroz, Slovenia. The summit will hear leading academics from foundries around the world lecture on key issues faced by the industry.   Dr Michael Grant’s lecture focuses on the ‘Dimensionality Study of Casting Parameters, using State-of-the-art Machine Learning’. …

DataProphet to attend the Foundry Leadership Summit 2019

DataProphet is a platinum sponsor of the upcoming Foundry Leadership Summit on 22-24 September 2019. The event will host leaders from foundries across the globe over three days in Traverse City, Michigan.  The Foundry Leadership Summit is hosted by the American Foundry Society, featuring high-level speakers, industry roundtables and presentations about industry innovation, public policies, economic forecasts and metal casting.  Learn more …

DataProphet confirmed to speak at the American Automotive Summit 2019 in Detroit

DataProphet will be attending the American Automotive Summit on September 16-18, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The summit will host discussions with over 150 industry peers and delve into strategies to optimize manufacturing and R&D.   Frans Cronje, CEO and Co-founder at DataProphet, is speaking in the plenary session on day one. His session titled, ‘How AI-enabled process parameter optimization can assist …