Industrial monitoring success stories
Off the shelf and custom Industrial IOT solutions. Here are some of the IOT case studies executed for our global clientele by our projects & development team. The team has extensive knowledge and exposure to emerging technologies such as Wirepas Mesh, Grafana, Django, InfluxDB, ESP32 programming, & Node-RED middleware. Here is a brief of IOT success stories, projects done for large industrial houses, startups, non profits, government agencies etc.
B2B eCommerce store for a food distributor in Australia
This speciality food distribution company wanted us to build a proof of concept eCommerce store integrated on to the warehouse monitoring system so that B2B customers would have direct access to information regarding the arrival time and storage condition of the high value perishable goods. Near expiry products were offered at discounted rates. RipplesIOT integrated the solution to provide seamless supply chain transparency in the distribution network.
Technology – Django Oscar eCommerce engine, Grafana dashboard, Ruuvi, Wirepas on-premise, InfluxDB, Node-RED, Bluetooth Low Energy Anchors and tags
Our client is a leading adhesive manufacturing company with 6 plants across the Asia Pacific region. They wanted a raw material remote monitoring system which helped save on inspection time and reduced wastage. We built an on-premise dashboard solution with synchronisation with their enterprise AWS cloud account.
Techology – Intel NUC as edge gateway, RFID tags, reader, Node-RED programming, InfluxDB time series database & data visualisation tools.
Proof of concept for a leader logistics provider in East Africa. Our client has around 1000 trucks moving in and out of their logistics hub on a daily basis. A workflow monitoring & driver tracking system to ensure compliance aspects, logging of arrivals, timely departures, repairs, refuelling, inspections etc.
Technology – Wirepas Mesh, anchors, tags, On premise application software on edge devices, zone management, alerts, workflow information.
Farming industry transit monitoring – Nederlands
This farm produce distribution company wanted to monitor the temperature of the organic vegetables in trays, being transported from the farmer to distribution centres and retail stores in the city. The product pricing was determined based on a variance in temperature from start of shipment. Logistics 4.0 provider invoice was adjusted on a performance basis.
Greenhouse monitoring in Kenya
Project was to monitor location, air temperature, humidity, water flow, and soil moisture values from solar powered mesh sensor nodes and pass these values to a gateway using the Xbee network. The edge gateway controls irrigation based on these values, which are configured using SMS commands. Data visualisation snapshot and alerts are sent to the farming community regularly 24×7 to smartphones.
Technology – Industrial gateway, Xbee mesh (our product), DHT11, GPS module, GSM Module, Moisture Sensor, Flow Meter, Solenoid Valve, Solar Panels, Rechargeable Battery
Transformer monitoring system for large industrial house
The client is a world leader in manufacturing gearboxes. Deployment of temperature monitoring sensors, integrated with edge gateway and on-premise data visualisation tools which gave alerts & notifications when temperature exceeded the configured limits. Maintenance team is sent a daily snapshot of high and low values.
Technology – Node-RED middleware, RFID sensors, Intel NUC edge gateway, Grafana development
Earthquake warning & evacuation system
Among the IOT case studies, this is an intereting one. A prototype built for disaster management consulting agency to monitor earthquake warnings in high risk zones. The monitoring solution comprises of powered / battery operated seismic sensor module, data visualisation for central command, provided visual & audio warnings, and evacuation alarms.
Technology – Seismic sensor, ESP32 kit, Node-RED firmware, battery charging circuit, Grafana dashboard, Digitalocean account.
Weather station for a school at Singapore
Building an Integrated dashboard solution for monitoring weather conditions, for students to carry out experiments. Provided outdoor solar panel charging, battery-powered module which transmits information to an edge gateway. The data is shared on the local network for their laboratory to write own scripting for charts and alerts.
Anomaly detection in industrial cranes and elevators
This industrial house wanted a wireless mesh solution that monitored their heavy duty cranes, carts and elevators on a 24 x 7 basis to detect abnormal behaviour. We engineered a robust solution using Bluetooth technology and gateway devices to provide instant alerts. Valuable information that will prevent stoppage of their production lines.
Technology – Bluetooth Low Energy accelerometers, gateway devices, edge storage, Grafana dashboard, Node-RED middleware, InfluxDB, hastic time series anomaly detection.
Multi national supply chain logistics company, Singapore
This multinational logistics company are in the process of building smart warehouses, catering to their global clients in electronics manufacturing industry. Providing value-added services in tracking procurement & production supply chain. The purpose was to tracking half full, empty bins, trolley locations with 5-meter accuracy within the 30,000 square feet shop floor.
Technology – Wirepas mesh, on-premise edge gateway, Node-RED integration, Django responsive web application, InfluxDB, Bluetooth low energy mesh sensors.
Retail store monitoring kit, London
This innovative solution built for a chain of retail laboratories based out of UK. Our local partner wanted to measure the body temperature of staff & customers to ensure safety, apart from deploying touchless attendance monitoring, monitoring ventilation (IAQ), temperature inside the reagent storage containers. Alert on power failure, abnormal values, e.mail notifications.
Technology – ESP32 kit, RFID reader, Bluetooth beacons, non contact thermal scanner, Node-RED development, Grafana data visualisation & DigitalOcean account.
Hospital Indoor Air Quality & ventilation monitoring
The hospital client is a leading ophthalmology center having 4 operation theaters, A steady flow of 100 patients a day keeps these ITs busy. The need was to install indoor air quality monitoring modules with a unified dashboard. Providing alerts and notifications when values exceed stipulated levels (PM 2.5). End of day & weekly summary reports for accreditation purposes.
IOT case studies – Zigbee, LoRa, Wirepas, WiFi, Cellular IOT & Bluetooth
- Bluetooth Low Energy sensors for asset tracking. 500 meter range, 10-year battery life
- Cellular IOT for Supply chain visibility. 3 / 4 G solutions with global connectivity.
- Industrial condition monitoring. Wireless mesh-based solutions for smart factories.
Contact us for more information on our industrial internet of things solutions & IOT case studies. We build prototypes for technology startups, well established businesses, research firms & advisory non profits.