Come and visit Unibap and GE Digital and discuss Smart Factory applications at the Global Industrie exhibtion in Lyon.
We will be talking about industrial automatic quality control using the Unibap solutions together with Machine/Deep learning and how the generated information can be further leveraged in MES and Cloud analytics applications (Predix platform) from GE Digital.
Unibap provides 100% quality assurance (QA)/Quality Control(QC) inspection, defect analysis, process error classification for Smart Plants.
Unibap will be present in GE Digitals Global Industrie exhibition Lyon, stand 4L134March 5-7.
Please contact us before to make an appointment or drop-by at the event.
Unibap AB (publ) and GE Digital are strengthening their relations by collaborating together on Smart Factories services for Unibap.
Unibap has previously communicated successful integration tests of GE Digital’s Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) Predix® platform to develop Intelligent Vision Systems (IVS) applications in Smart Factories. During fall 2018, Unibap and GE Digital performed detailed studies on the possibilities to add customer value solutions based upon Unibap’s digitalization of automatic quality assurance and intelligent automation through the Predix® framework. The outcomes of the studies indicate significant possibilities to improve smart factories.
GE Digital’s Predix suite offers a wealth of features for the digital transformation of Smart Factories. These features range from Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), reporting, digital twins, process optimization, analytics driven by machine learning, Asset Performance Management, security and more. The Predix framework can support upscaling of Unibap’s services on a global scale with asset and process management.
During 2018 and 2019, Unibap and GE Digital are planning to develop a demonstrator and package offerings together with the Predix® distribution partner Novotek AB (publ) “Novotek”.
– “Unibap can significantly increase its market presence and ambitions together with GE Digital and Novotek. The collaboration with GE Digital and Novotek will allow us to offer a complete solution context where our digitalization offerings in automatic quality assurance and flexible automation can be deployed in many connected factories and enable on large scale the Smart Factory”, says Fredrik Bruhn, VD på Unibap.
– We believe that Unibap is a very interesting partner in quality inspection using machine learning and digitalization for any industry. In combination with GE Digital’s Predix MES, Unibap combines both the gathering of quality data and the MES solution used by the plant owner to improve decision making,” says Lennart Christensson, Solutions Director Predix Platforms and Apps,GE Digital.
On August 1st, 2018, Dr. David Bray will join Unibap’s management advisory board as a Senior advisor. He will provide broad insights on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Automation, as well as real-world expertise on Innovative Strategies, Data Science, the Future of Work, Disruption, Resiliency, and incorporating Human-Centric Principles to future-focused endeavors.
Dr. Bray is executive director of the People-Centered Internet coalition, co-founded by Internet co-creator Vint Cerf and chief strategy officer of MapLarge. The PCI coalition focuses on providing support and expertise for projects that demonstrably improve people’s lives and livelihoods using the Internet. He also was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021 and Business Insider identified him as one of the top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World”. Dr. Bray first met Unibap’s CEO, Dr. Fredrik Bruhn, as an Eisenhower Fellow after traveling to Taiwan and Australia.
He has served in different positive #ChangeAgent capacities, including leading the technology response for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program to 9/11, anthrax in 2001, SARS and monkeypox in 2003, and other public health outbreaks. He also was a senior strategic advisor in Afghanistan in 2009, helping to “think differently” on military and humanitarian efforts in the region; executive director for bipartisan a National Commission reviewing major Research and Development programs; and chief information officer for the FCC from 2013-2017. He led a team of positive #ChangeAgents to receive the Global CIO 100 award twice in both 2015 and 2017. Since 2017, he has served on the American Academy for the Advancement of Science’s Selection Committee for the AAAS Lemelson Invention Ambassadors program and was also named a Marshall Memorial Fellow to Europe.
Dr. Bray holds a Ph.D. from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and two-post-doctoral associateships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard. He was named a visiting associate at the University of Oxford starting in 2007, a visiting residence at Harvard University starting in 2015, and faculty at California-based Singularity University starting in 2017. He serves on the Board of Directors and Advisory Boards for multiple organizations focused on adaptive strategies regarding global turbulence, social impacts of technologies, and distributed decision-making in challenging environments.
– Our world is experiencing rapid changes triggered by new technologies and societies responding to the technologies. The global impacts of these rapid changes include growing concerns about the future, increasing social friction, and widening polarization in communities which will require positive #ChangeAgents from all sectors to help bridge diverse perspectives and illuminate a better way forward. Having met Fredrick through the global Eisenhower Fellows program, I’m excited to work together to demonstrate how positive #ChangeAgents can demonstrate better more people-centered ways for responsible AI, machine learning, and automation that benefits communities, individuals, and multiple sectors. Together we can address important questions associated with the Future of Work and Governance for the exponential era ahead”, says Dr. Bray.
– It is a great privilege and honor that David has chosen to be an advisor to us and strengthen our ambitious goal of sustainable growth in Smart Industry. One of my guiding stars is better quality of life and responsible AI, and David’s knowledge will be of great benefit for the company, myself, my management team as we upscale our business in advanced automation. It also further strengthens our networks around the world to attract further talent”, says CEO Dr. Fredrik Bruhn.
Unibap has an ambitious business plan to bring small and large factories into the era of Smart Factories and Plants. This vision is enabled through technology investments and highly skilled Talents combining artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and jigless Zero programming (100 % programming free operation) to meet current and future needs for increased manufacturing flexibility and quality.
Building on the investments, Unibap is now able to demonstrate advanced Assembly technology for a large set of applications for almost any major industrial robot provider. Given that many manufacturers have a wide range of products and a greater need for Low Volume, High Mix automation, it is becoming increasingly important to offer rapid reconfiguration and combining object identification, quality control, grasping and assembly.
Operational flexibility is now reality and demonstrated in a video below, using Unibap’s Intelligent Vision System (IVS) products and Deep Delphi™ software platform preparing assembly of a Schunk robot gripper which today is assembled manually like many other complex products. The video demonstrates the flexibility offered by Unibap’s Intelligent Automation solutions for Assembly, including jigless Zero programming (100% programming free operation), autonomous object identification, real-time path planning, quality and dimension control, grasping, and information transfer to co-working robots to perform additional tasks in the production flow.
The demonstration is performed using a Yaskawa industrial robot doing assembly of industrial robot grippers of a series with 5 different sizes. The solution is generic and Unibap has previously verified interoperability with robots from ABB, FANUC, KUKA, Universal Robots, and Yaskawa.
The Unibap journey started in 2013 and took off in 2016 bringing Unibap’s first aerospace AI computing products into space, powering Earth Observation satellites, and spinning off in 2017 to AI in Smart Plant industrial Quality Assurance and Control (QA/QC). Initial pilot projects continued in 2018 to commercial exploitation phase with Epiroc AB (publ, TICK: EPI-A) and Husqvarna Group AB (publ, TICK: HUSQ-B).
Complementing and going beyond Quality Assurance, our business area Intelligent Automation and Robotics (IA) creates further value for Smart Plants where the full power of flexibility and efficiency can be achieved. Beyond the Quality Assurance benefits, where we feed the factory systems automatically with data on 100 % of the products, we can with the combination of IA eliminate time consuming and in-effective industrial robot programming as well as the need for jigs, which usually accounts for a large part of the investment in automation projects.
Unibap has previously presented its plan and vision, combining patented robot cell methods for identification, navigation, quality control, operation, and manipulation together with the company’s jigless Zero Programming Assembly (ZEPA) CAD/CAM tool. Unibap will commercialize and offer Intelligent Automation as a Service (IAaaS) through subscription-based access to advanced Deep Delphi™ AI powered services, including modules for assembly, automatic quality reporting, and collaborative manufacturing. IAaaS customers can select industrial robots from different vendors to optimize the operational output.
Million Insights Inc. has recently estimated the global Industrial Robotics Industry at USD $25B in 2013 and is expected to reach USD $40B in 2020 with growing concerns to reduce operational costs by many manufacturing companies is expected to drive the global market growth. The growth of the market can be majorly attributed to the adoption of automation through robotics that ensures quality production while meeting market demand as well as the growing demand from small- and medium-scale enterprises in developing countries. Material handling is expected to account for largest market share owing to increasing demand for efficient handling if heavy machinery under severe working conditions. These robots can handle heavy payloads and also are very useful in huge machine components which cannot be lifted manually.
There are various types of industrial robots with in many cases Unibap can enhance with its solutions, including Cartesian robots, articulated robots, cylindrical robots and SCARA robots. All The above robots are used in the heavy machinery industry for different processes, including soldering and welding, assembling and disassembling, handling of materials and processing dispensing, painting, milling, cutting, and other processes. Rapid evolution of technology has also lead in invention of advanced robots such as collaborative robots. These robots are expected to be much safer to handle and can work along with humans, especially during assembly processes.
Key industry participants in the global market are Fanuc, ABB, Yaskawa and Kuka. Other Prominent Vendors include, Apex Automation and Robotics, Adept Technology, Denso Robotics, Kawasaki Robotics, Epson Robotics, Mitsubishi Electric, Rethink Robotics, TM Robotics, Nachi Robotic Systems and Universal Robots.
Background development Unibap AB
Looking back at the investments leading up to this breakthrough is the vision of the company, background knowledge, strong team of Talents, teaming with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD®), intellectual property, and focused technology investments often in collaboration with premier academia. Unibap laid out its vision in 2017, illustrating patented novel ideas for optimal robot cells and ZERO programming flexible manufacturing, allowing both small-medium sized (SME) companies and large company to harness the power of AI and advanced robotics. This was presented in the following movie.
In the autumn of 2017, Unibap demonstrated the vision of Intelligent Automation for industrial assembly application in partnership with Robotdalen using an ABB robot and the Unibap jigless ZEPA CAD/CAM tool. Assembly is one of the most important and highly valued tasks that is associated with a high degree of manual labor.
The common language of OPC UA is showing signs of becoming a widely used standard. Unibap has already demonstrated the ability to leverage GE Predix® framework which already uses OPC UA.
Artificial Intelligence doesn’t hide ahead. Unibap has already brought it to Smart Factories and Plants and can scale customers potential to excel and increase growth.
Unibap will attend the 32nd Annual Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah during Aug 4-9 2018. We will exhibit our Deep Delphi iX5 AI Space Server Solution together with our U.S. distributor Troxel Aerospace Industries Inc. at the MOOG booth 63 and 64. Please contact our ceo at email@example.com to arrange a personal meeting.
Unibap is nominated in SvD Börsplus for best IPO in 2017 of micro companies in the classes share price growth and quality.
– We are incredibly happy and proud to be nominated. It is a quality statement for our work before, during and after our listing, says Unibap’s CEO Dr. Fredrik Bruhn.
SvD Börsplus IPO Guide distributes prizes to the best stock listings, best advisors and share lists. Prize winners are selected from companies and advisors in the categories share price growth and quality, divided into three size classes (Environmental companies, Small companies and Micro companies).
Exposing the worst and praising the best can raise the awareness in the IPO sector. The SvD Börsplus IPO Guide, due to a rigorous review, can be a public blue light that fires on advisors, listed companies and other players in the direction of higher quality. Therefore, SvD Börsplus IPO Guide shares prices in two branches:
Price development – Simply price development from IPO and twelve months following. Breakthrough is 12 months after listing or no later than 31 May 2018 for 2017 notes. Objective and simple.
Quality – A more subjective branch. First of all, we expect quality as the lowest possible number of “Warning Flags”. On the other hand, the jury delivers “gold stars” to worthy nominees. The number of gold stars is decisive, but since “the market is always right”, IPOs are disqualified with unacceptable price developments.
The winners will be annonuced June 4, at an price cermony event in Stockholm, Sweden.