The robot company BILA has just entered into a collaboration with the software and data analytics company Blackbird concerning an ideal solution for collecting valuable data which helps customers optimize their production process.
BILA DataPower now makes it possible to easily and quickly implement data collection at production sites and gain access to valuable improvement data via smartphones. BILA advises companies on production optimization and provides automated, robotic and logistics solutions and equipment. With more than 30 years of experience, BILA has built up unique know-how of automation, its processes and procedures.
The cooperation between BILA and Blackbird is based on a common set of values to enable the provision of manufacturing solutions that enhance competitiveness. BILA’s tasks in the partnership are to distribute, sell and service BILA DataPower, while Blackbird is in charge of development.
Finn Hunneche, CEO, Blackbird, states:
The agreement with BILA is a huge boost for Blackbird, and our combination of sales and support organisations will make us the biggest solution team for digitising Denmark’s manufacturing industry.
BILA DataPower is a plug-and-play solution that collects production data from production facilities and shows the status of the production process, anywhere, anytime. Among other things, it is possible to see the production line’s efficiency, downtime and the causes of this. All it takes to get started using BILA DataPower is the connection of a power source and a sensor – and the installation process can typically be completed in less than an hour.
Sune G. Ottesen, BILA’s Head of DataPower, is thrilled with the collaboration with Blackbird and has nothing but praise for the solution:
BILA DataPower eliminates the need for technical intervention and expensive installation in the production system. Nor does IT need to get involved, as BILA DataPower can send data to a secure server – just like your electricity meter at home.
As there are none of the usual financial barriers to getting started on data collection, this a very attractive solution. It has minimal installation costs, provides information about the efficiency of your production system and shows where it needs to be improved to increase earnings.
I find that a large number of companies have a basic need to started using data collection as soon as possible without lots of fuss – which is why we’re now launching BILA DataPower,” concludes Sune G. Ottesen