Very honorably, our customers, Mitsui Mining & Smelting, and we, Qunie, have been selected as an SAP Innovation Awards 2020 WINNER in the Technology Disruptor category. We have received several awards in Japan so far, but this is the first entry for an Innovation Awards.
About Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Mining & Smelting is Japan’s leading comprehensive material manufacturer. One of their main businesses is the production of copper foil, which has a 90% global share for smartphones.
However, there were many non-automated processes in the copper foil manufacturing process.
(1)For example, the know-how of the cutting plan was only in the mind of a skilled craftsman, and was cut based on the craftsman’s experience and intuition.
Using Leonardo ML and the Google AI Platform, we have developed a system that can feed back the know-how of experts and automatically make an appropriate cutting plan.
(2)Another challenge was to increase the operation rate of the entire factory. For a factory, an air conditioner failure means shutting down the entire factory. On the other hand, frequent maintenance can also reduce availability.
Using sensors, Leonardo IoT and SAP Analytics Cloud, we have introduced a system that monitors changes in air conditioner current, temperature and vibration to predict failure.
Personally, I was responsible for the technology selection and architecture for this project.
In this project, we had a CPEA contract with a very large usage quota, and we were very excited that all services in SAP Cloud Platform were unlimited.
Thank you very much to everyone involved in the project and my boss for giving me a chance.
Our project is still continuing. We are aiming to expand our success in Japan to overseas factories.
We look forward to speaking at SAPPHIRE NOW.