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Hitachi Vantara Expands Its Digital Manufacturing Portfolio

To help manufacturers accelerate Industry 4.0 initiatives and safely restart production during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hitachi Vantara has expanded its Lumada portfolio to address health, safety, and environment issues.

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As COVID-19 continues to impact the manufacturing industries through fluctuations in market demand and supply chain disruptions, Hitachi Vantara has extended its Lumada portfolio of technologies to address health, safety, and environment issues and deliver supply chain and operations optimization, asset insights, and predictive quality. The new capabilities leverage the company’s Lumada Video Insights and  Manufacturing Insights technologies.

Using a combination of thermal cameras, LIDAR, computer vision, and machine learning, Lumada Video Insights enables companies to screen workers non-intrusively for symptoms of COVID-19, as well as monitor for proper hand-washing techniques and social distancing requirements.

Additions to the Lumada Manufacturing Insights software were developed to deliver improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and operations efficiency, as well as product quality optimization through predictive and prescriptive insights. Hitachi Vantara says the expanded Lumada Manufacturing Insights portfolio can be tailored to fit any manufacturing environment or process to converge operations technology and information technology silos, consolidate disparate information, and provide advanced analytics and insights to help drive change across engineering, plant, and business operations.

According to HItachi, its Lumada offerings, coupled with its advisory and consulting services, can enable manufacturers to connect production floor manufacturing execution systems to enterprise resource planning systems to create a digital thread that provides clear visibility into the data of the organization.

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