At Smart Industries 2018 (March 27-30, 2018, Paris Nord Villepinte), the Vinci Energies brand dedicated to industrial process, presents three of its expertise and operational innovations to accelerate the transition to the industry of the future, both in terms of process, maintenance and energy performance. From virtual reality to the benefit of operators, to energy optimization in the service of competitiveness, to the necessary compliance with data protection laws, innovation approaches must above all be operational. Focus on concrete applications put in place by committed players.
[Data] The growing role of cybersecurity
A unique partnership between Actemium, Axians and Sentryo
Sentryo and Actemium recently signed a partnership agreement with the goal of building a common offering to meet the cybersecurity needs of industrial networks. This partnership enables Actemium and Axians (the Vinci Energies brand dedicated to ICT solutions) to promote and distribute the ICS CyberVision offering to industrial companies increasingly sensitive to cybersecurity threats.
"Industrial systems are increasingly complex, interconnected, open and digitalized. These vulnerabilities have increased the number of cyberattacks targeting industrial systems: 636% in 2 years. It is now urgent that industrial actors take up this problem, both to overcome the growing risks and to comply with the legislator," explains Olivier Albessard, Director of Actemium.
The ICS CyberVision solution allows an in-depth knowledge of all the components of a network, visibility on all communication streams and detect abnormal events.
Particularly comprehensive, the solution has three levels of supply: the audit (for the state of the premises and the repository), the MCS (safety maintenance contract) and MCO (contract for maintenance in operational conditions).
[Process] The added value of virtual reality
The virtual factory to anticipate the factory of the future
Actemium deploys innovative virtual reality solutions for industrial site implementation or modification projects.
Ahead of the construction of its banches maintenance plant, Solumat used Actemium to verify the technical and economic feasibility of the project (automated cleaning of the banches before rental). The teams of Actemium Poissy, in collaboration with Vinci Construction, decided to develop a 3D design of the factory, a true digital model of the future site, allowing a global visualization but above all an easy sharing with all stakeholders:
- No pre-requisquis or specific skills needed to manipulate the plan, allowing the project to be shared simply;
- easy to navigate the virtual installation;
- easy to change with real-time visualization of the result.
The sharing of the plan between the customer teams and the design/integration teams made it possible to verify that all the needs were taken into account, from the ergonomics of the workstations, to the congestion, flows and cadences.
"Following this simultaneous engineering with the completion of this application, the feasibility of the project was validated and The Actemium Poissy teams were selected for the design/realization of the automated banches cleaning facility,"explains Patrick Mariage, Actemium Poissy's business manager.
[Energy] The efficiency of energy auditing
A systemic audit that takes things in the right order
Industrial processes account for two-thirds of industrial energy consumption; studying the process in detail is essential to achieve maximum gain. Rather than focusing solely on energy expenditure, Actemium's systemic energy audit looks at the amount of energy needed to achieve the final product (called the minimum required energy). This makes it possible to characterize the process energetically and to quantify precisely the energy savings available on each of the positions analysed in order to prioritize the concrete solutions to be implemented; and above all to inform about the accessible performance margin.
This audit highlights inefficiencies in the process, defines performance indicators useful to energy management and allows manufacturers to take a fresh look at their production tool; an indispensable look to implement effective and quantifiable corrective actions in advance.
"The Smart Industry seeks to push the industry towards a more environmentally virtuous model while boosting its competitiveness. Far from being anecdotal, this post reveals benefits that are not always obvious to discern, and a potential for improvement on processes, quality and competitiveness. This deployment of an energy audit to one of our agri-food customers, a major player in the cereals sector, was able to estimate its energy bill savings of 40% to 60%!" explains Paul Dède, energy efficiency engineer at Actemium.