NGF EUROPE LIMITED

IOT PROOF OF CONCEPT

THE CUSTOMER

NGF

is at the forefront of the design, manufacture and marketing of specialised glass cord products used in synchronous drive applications. Carbon Fibre, Aramid and Hybrid cords are also part of the company’s portfolio.

Long suspecting that IIoT could transform their manufacturing, and after a course with industry 4.0 training provider

IN4.0 Group

,
we were approached to be their technical partner to complete a Proof of Concept.

THE BRIEF

This Proof of Concept proved the feasibility of putting manufacturing data into the cloud, followed by performing real-time analysis on that data to gain insights and understanding of efficiencies. NGF wanted to combine data from disparate sources, as well as demonstrate the ease of installing new types of sensor. It was also important to show that data would be completely secure in all parts of the solution.

THE REQUIREMENTS

The project required expertise and skill in:

  • IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)
  • Cloud Services
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Proof of Concepts (PoCs)

"Green Custard took the time to discuss the details of the individual projects, demonstrated how the different data sources linked together within AWS, and most importantly how the security worked. We achieved all of our 3 proof of concept ideas in a matter of weeks.”

THE SOLUTION

In under six weeks, we created a prototype that achieved all objectives set by the customer, successfully investigating all scenarios to be understood. The result provided the team at NGF with an exciting new way to move forward which they were able to present to senior stakeholders within their company, opening the door to new possibilities.

The solution made use of our unique breadth of software expertise with the project requiring embedded software driving sensors, readings uploaded to the cloud, new data combined with manufacturing and financial data, analysis and visualisations on desktop and mobile.

We are delighted that this Proof of Concept has demonstrated that IIoT is real and can genuinely deliver immediate benefits to the business.

“Working with NGF is a genuine pleasure. They have a forward-thinking attitude and can see the potential of new technologies like IoT to help give their business a competitive advantage. They have some great ideas, and it’s very gratifying to be able to make the ideas a reality for them.” - James Green, Director at Green Custard.