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, …