Bonfiglioli IoTwins project wins Innovation 4.0 Award
Published: 8 April 2021 - Rachael Morling
On the occasion of the 15th edition of the A&T (Automation&Testing) 2021 Fair in Torino (dedicated to innovation, technologies and 4.0 skills organised for the first time purely digitally) the fifth edition of the Innovation 4.0 Award to the Italian manufacturing industry that invests in research was assigned to two ex aequo winners. One of the winners is Bon?glioli Riduttori, with the IoTwins project, thanks to which Big Data becomes a modelling and prediction tool accessible also to SMEs. The other winner is Rollwasch italiana S.p.a., with VibroBLAST, a patent for a revolutionary vibro-blasting technology.
The IoTwins project is led and coordinated by Bonfiglioli and involves 23 partners from 8 European countries, realizing and effective network of open innovation.
IoTwins design and implement a platform providing services to 12 test beds. The platform digitally reproduces a system (infrastructure, process, machine, etc.) together with its performance, creating Digital Twins that allow the modelling of the system and its dynamics, the prediction of its evolution and the optimization of its operation, management and maintenance. The simulations already a?ected and replicable involve monitoring production in industrial plants, managing the ?ow of crowds inside large entertainment facilities, such as the Barcelona stadium, and creating a digital twin of a wind farm by aggregating simulation models and machine learning of single turbines for predictive maintenance.
There were 51 projects selected and admitted, among which the Industrial Scientific Committee of A&T has designated eight ?nalists. The 2021 edition of the Prize awarded by the A&T Fair has seen a growing interest especially from companies.
Receiving this award is a source of pride for us, proof of the importance of the IoTwins project of which we are coordinator. R&D, innovation and market orientation as drivers of our corporate activities are the elements that distinguish and guide our Group. I consider the constant development of new ideas and strategies our competitive advantage and success factor” said Fausto Carboni CEO Business of Bonfiglioli