Partners from Tyndall and Boston Scientific Limited are going to present the COMPOSITION project to EnerHarv2018, PSMA Inaugural International Energy Harvesting Workshop on May 29-31 in Cork, Ireland (http://www.enerharv.com/).
Tyndall is providing guidance on Wireless Sensor Network retrofit opportunities and developing/selecting IoT hardware platforms for improving energy and resource efficiency in a medical device factory deployment in close partnership with Boston Scientific in Clonmel, Ireland. The two high priority use cases selected are (i) sensors for tracking high value assets and (ii) conditional monitoring of reflow oven fans for predictive maintenance. Potential annual savings of several hundred thousand Euro can be realized by identifying the location of assets at short notice to minimize downtime and material value loss. Similar savings are possible if fan wearout can be detected and predictive maintenance undertaken. Using acoustic and power sensors will reduce downtime and material loss (scrap from oven failure).