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Search call for the Sales Director

The IndustrySim project have now reached the milestone from where we need to expand our entrepreneur team with a fifth member who would be responsible for marketing and sales. If you are such a professional, or you would like to recommend someone special, please do not hesitate to drop us a line at *protected email*! See the full job description at http://industrysim.com/jobs Download the PDF version

Playing with Big Data and the IndustrySim IoT Shell

Question: I would like to run game sessions with Big Data analysis to get a good picture of how it could work. Is this possible to do with your IndustrySim software? Answer: Yes, it is going to be possible at some stage, specifically for applications related to industrial activities. For example: the energy industry, as seen through the IndustrySim application, includes the electric grid, yet it’s also extended to some electricity consuming devices – especially these which consume a significant amount of it. IoT solutions related to the industry usually need to handle Big Data in order to give maximum…

The IndustrySim IoT Shell in Action

Question: Could you please give an example of a feasible industrial IoT application? Answer: While developing the concept of the IndustrySim Internet of Things Shell, we sketched up and cold-tested an Industrial IoT (IIoT) application. Distributing electricity is much more than just a grid of wires. The demand and the supply should be in balance in an optimal electric grid. For example, when the number of electric cars grows, it puts the electric grid under pressure. Thus, an optimization makes a lot of sense there. This real-time optimization could, favorably, be carried out by the IoT test solution made by…

The IndustrySim Internet of Things (IoT) Shell

Question: Could you please shed some more light on the IndustrySim Internet of Things (IoT) Shell? Answer: One of the challenges with IoT is to make smart devices that show their added value to the user, justifying the investment into the embedded technology. The IndustrySim application revolves around the manufacturing industry and the surrounding infrastructure. One good example of this kind of an infrastructure is the electric grid, connecting consumers directly to the power plant. The IndustrySim IoT shell will allow users to build virtual intelligent devices (VIT) on strategic locations. The user (player) will then be able, with the…

Developing Internet of Things innovations through IndustrySim

Question: How could the IndustrySim product be useful in finding new feasible IoT applications? Answer: It should be stressed that along with its professional applications, the IndustrySim system can be used as an entertaining and inspiring simulation game. The energy industry is one of the core branches of industry in the IndustrySim world. Furthermore, the electric grid and district heating system is a vital part of the energy industry, and it will be available for the players of the IndustrySim game. Back to the question: the IndustrySim team sees a lot of potential in the gaming community to come up…

IndustrySim and the Plant Maintenance

Question: Will your application include wear and maintenance in the process simulation as well? Answer: Yes, wear and maintenance are important factors in running plants. The process simulation will include wear of the different pieces of equipment, based on specific degradation models and a bit of natural randomness. Almost every piece of equipment needs to be maintained during its life span. Hence, a maintenance scheme will be applied for when the plant equipment needs to be maintained and the users will face certain challenges, such as how to organize the maintenance and possible repair of different machines and pieces of…

IndustrySim Distributed Control System

Question: I’m interested in plant automation and gaming. Will IndustrySim applications include automation blocks to control the simulated processes? Answer: Yes, a virtual Distributed Control System (V_DCS) will be implemented in IndustrySim applications to handle the control of a process. The V_DCS will include standard control loops and will act as an interface between the user and the IndustrySim application, when running a simulated process. The V_DCS also includes sequence control and simple ON/OFF functions for the equipment.

IndustrySim and the Smart Wind Power

Question: People in the village where I live have built together a wind power park with a few turbines. Then, the power output of our wind park is changing fairly much, due to the changes in the wind speed. Would your IndustrySim application help us to understand how we could develop our wind power park? Answer: This is a typical case where the IndustrySim application could be extremely helpful. Perhaps the most important thing is that the IndustrySim application shows its users the big picture on how the different parts of the infrastructure work together. The user is able to…

IndustrySim Virtual Platform and the Smart Energy

Question: I’m interested in knowing how we could utilize Smart Energy applications in our house, and manage issues in electric power generation. Could you give me some examples on how the IndustrySim application helps us better understand these opportunities? Answer: Every house owner should have a close look at energy consumption in the household, since there is a good potential to reduce costs and improve the reliability. I will elaborate the answer to this question by describing how I would tackle this issue myself. I would start the process by mapping all devices which consume electricity in the house. A…

IndustrySim is celebrating the Earth Day!

The IndustrySim Team wants to honor the Earth Day by stressing how important it is to have a clean environment. We are all, together, responsible to maintain that! Unfortunately, the industrial activities often have some negative impact on the environment. Therefore, as the informed consumers, we need to step up and demand development of better and more environmentally friendly production technologies. The IndustrySim Team aims to contribute strongly to the development of the technologies for the future, which will minimize the impact of the manufacturing industry on the environment. The development requires skilled people, as well as support and pressure from…