Aggity brings to advanced factories 2023 the only Industry 4.0 platform that integrates energy management into manufacturing management

First deployments, in automotive and pharma, show that Smart Factory by aggity increases OEE by up to 16% and reduces energy consumption by up to 15%.

Companies that traditionally did not consider energy a critical factor (around 10% of manufacturing costs) have seen this item double or even triple and devour their margins.

Madrid, April 17, 2023.- The Spanish technology multinational aggity brings to the Advanced Factories (AF2023) trade show, held in Barcelona from April 18 to 20, the only Industry 4.0 platform capable of integrating energy management with manufacturing management, a priority in the industrial sector in the face of the exponential increase in energy prices and regulatory standards and requirements in terms of environmental sustainability.

In partnership with Sener engineering, aggity is thus promoting hyper-industrialization as a solution to the context of inflation and loss of margins, and is at the forefront of Sustainable Industry 4.0, which, according to the company, is an imperative for all industrial companies. aggity’s solution is aimed both at companies with high energy consumption (more than 50% of manufacturing costs), and at those companies that traditionally have not considered energy as a critical factor, as it represents a smaller percentage of costs (around 10%) and that, with the increase in prices, have seen this item double or even triple and “devour” their margins.

aggity’s Sustainable Industry 4.0 proposal integrates energy management throughout the entire production cycle, from planning to logistics, and the energy parameter is one more component of the different solutions grouped in its Smart Factory by aggity platform, from PlanetTogether advanced planning software or APS (Advanced Planning & Scheduling), its MES (Manufacturing Execution System), Opera MES with aggity, and the advanced analytics solution IA & Analytics Factory by aggity.

aggity’s platform incorporates the energy vector in the planning to optimize manufacturing and factory sequencing so that production is carried out in the time slots with the lowest energy costs or that the manufacture of certain products, with higher energy consumption, is carried out in the most energy efficient manufacturing lines.

In the field of factory management, Opera MES with aggity is able, for example, to identify abnormal consumption situations, trigger an alarm and act on them; and in terms of analytics, thanks to the AI & Analytics Factory by aggity solution, manufacturing and business plant managers can, based on manufacturing plans, and also based on demand forecasting, make energy consumption predictions to make informed and intelligent decisions.

These capabilities enable manufacturing plants to increase efficiency, raise productivity and reduce costs. In fact, the first deployments, in companies in the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors, show that Smart Factory by aggity increases OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) by up to 16% and reduces energy consumption and CO2 footprint by up to 15% and 21%, respectively.

According to Pablo Gonzalez, CEO of aggity Spain, “Europe’s commitment to reindustrialization after the Covid-19 pandemic has been strengthened after the outbreak of war in Ukraine and requires, as has become clearly evident over the last year, a new energy model”. “The industrial sector,” Gonzalez continues, “is a very important part of the industrial sector. “is obliged to open the radius of action and move to a hyper industry, which implies adopting a new model that must consider, along with the use of sustainable energy generation sources (photovoltaic, generation, etc.), with the investments that this entails, the alternative of raising the efficiency of existing assets, systems and processes to increase efficiency and be smarter in energy consumption.”

According to Ignacio Tornos, Head of Business Development in the Industrial Sector at aggity, “the increase in energy costs is a problem of such magnitude that it puts the survival of industrial companies at risk”. “Industries with high energy consumption already have quite a way to go in Sustainable Industry 4.0, but today.” -adds Tornos”.most industrial and manufacturing plants in which energy management is still carried out, in isolation, by the purchasing, maintenance or engineering departments, and rarely by production when, in practice, it is the main consumer and maximum efficiency at the lowest cost is demanded”.

Talent in Sustainable Industry 4.0

In this sense, the triangle systems, processes and people is the basis of aggity’s vision of Sustainable Industry 4.0, which maintains a strong commitment to the development of professional talent to design, implement and operate solutions that apply advanced data analytics to overcome challenges in the industrial environment.

To this end, aggity, together with the Big Data Institute of the Carlos III University of Madrid, has developed a hybrid training program in advanced analytics. The Executive Program Big Manufacturing Analytics, whose enrollment is open and is specifically aimed at professionals responsible for operation and management processes in the industrial sector.