What are the project outputs?
The project is expected to run until Autumn 2019.
We’re aiming to tackle the production challenge through an Industrial Internet of Things system that optimises time standards and controls, thereby ensuring that casks are filled to 100% of their capacity.
When it’s implemented, the twin should help the company understand how the filling head transfers whisky into the cask, how it’s performing and when there are any issues, generating alerts on the associated virtual reality (VR) headset or tablet.
A user will be able to keep an eye on all the casks on multiple lines simultaneously. This is typically a demanding manual process.
After the first phase, this system will go further. Everything will be built on a one-to-one scale on the VR headset and get to the point of delivering ‘on-the-fly simulations’ – in other words, being able to change variables and, then, ultimately the production throughputs remotely.