At Smart Factory we use wireless factory communications technology to improve efficiency and increase productivity.
As more factories become automated, it’s clear that communications between machines, robots, and the computers that direct them is critical. The more information that’s communicated, the greater the productivity. But with ever-larger amounts of data being communicated, the need to analyse and interpret the information, and use it in decision-making, becomes that much more critical. Integration of wireless sensor networks and artificial intelligence (AI) helps meet those demands.
Wireless Factory Communications
Meet our management team:
Brendan Sheppard B.Eng – CEO
With over 20 years’ industry experience, Brendan Sheppard is the driving force behind the Smart Factory. Throughout his Engineering career, Brendan has worked with many leading multi-nationals such as Proctor & Gamble, Accantia, Tambrands & Boeing. His commitment to continuous process improvements, lean manufacturing environments, data capturing & reporting was the foundation for the vision behind Smart Factory.
Anthony Kelly – Applications Director
Founder and Technical Director of Ireland’s first Fab-Lab, Anthony is an experienced and innovative IC layout Engineer. Career highlights to date include development of the data gathering element of the €2m EU funded district heating project in the Cloughjordon Eco Village. Anthony’s career to date has seen him develop key skills in complex project management allied to efficient execution of chip design layout.
About our partners
Siemens is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a leading provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading supplier of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT.
Banner Engineering is a global company and a globally recognized leader in the field of process and industrial automation. Their sensors and vision sensors, LED lights and indicators, wireless and safety products are used by companies large and small, from industry leaders in the Fortune 500 to innovators just entering the market. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Banner has sales offices, production facilities, and field representatives throughout North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe. Companies all around the world use their award winning products and solutions to increase efficiency, reduce expenses, ensure quality, monitor and control processes, safeguard equipment and protect personnel. For five decades Banner Engineering have grown their business, relying on the quality and performance of their products and solutions, as well as their expertise, experience and integrity.
SmartFactory IoT Lab in Nexus innovation centre University of Limerick.
SmartFactory have launched our dedicated Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) lab in Nexus Centre University of Limerick. SmartFactory focus on creating end to end industrial IIoT software, hardware and services solutions. The Nexus Lab will provide a dedicated space to experience full working demonstrations, review the architecture and test IIoT solutions like wireless factory communications for practical, real world applications which bring financial benefits while increasing the overall operational efficiency of any organisation.
Please review our new website www.smartfactory.ie
SmartFactory, NEXUS Innovation Centre, University of Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND