ComputerSweden describes Sandvik’s usage of Google Cloud Platform, in a project developed with Avalon Solutions.
Sandvik’s innovation company Sandvik Applied Manufacturing Technologies, together with Google Cloud and its partner Avalon Solutions, developed a solution allowing manufacturing companies to program their metalworking machines for the simpler components that make up the majority of all metal production.
Hugo Nordell, who runs the Center of Digital Excellence at Sandvik, says that using cloud technology allowed the company to reduce programming time by up to 94 percent.
“For us, digitization is just another set of tools that can make production better, although a lot of sophisticated technology is hidden in the background. A service can be based on AI or machine learning, but we do not talk to the customer about it, but we talk more about the KPIs that customers control their production with”, says Nordell.
We have gone from an idea to production in seven months. It would be fast even for the customer market, but with industrial measures it is very fast. The average for industry usually lasts three to four years.
VP Center of Digital Excellence, Sandvik
Alexander Popovic, VP Sales Sweden and Norway, Avalon Solutions