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RIIFO: Hi, “5G+” Smart Factories!

Recently, RIIFO launched their project to build “5G+” smart factories, speeding up their transformation towards intelligence and digitization. Such a transformation will allow RIIFO to advance to the next level, allowing them to meet the growing global demand for piping systems. 

Accordingly, RIIFO will drive its digital transformation with 5G at the core. Wired networks have disadvantages like slow transmission, which is unfit for flexible manufacturing lines. However, 5G wireless networks can collect data in milliseconds, ensuring the security of production data without delay and significantly improving production efficiency.

Putting the "smart" in RIIFO factories

Based on the efficient, stable, and flexible 5G wireless network, data from all production facilities, logistics facilities, warehousing facilities, and quality inspection facilities can be transmitted instantly, allowing for efficient data collection. Through the processing and analysis of the data, we can achieve effective collaboration and support between the Quality Management System (QMS), Warehouse Management System (WMS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) System, and Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Moreover, the production efficiency is greatly improved, and the delivery time is shortened.

RIIFO digital and intelligent injection machines can transmit the data in an instant based on the 5G wireless network's support.

Considerably improving Quality Management System

Without quality, nothing else matters. Quality control has always been what we care about most. With the support of the 5G wireless network, we can collect key quality-related measurements from intelligent production facilities. We can also analyze the operational procedures of workers through AI technology to identify abnormalities in the production process. This AI technology can not only provide early warning of potential accidents, but it can also significantly reduce manual errors, improve operational safety, and ensure product quality at the source. In addition, 5G technology also allows us to combine technical resources such as video diagnosis and experience databases to help our people find quality problems in time and provide solutions.

AI technology based on a 5G wireless network makes it possible to digitalize and visualize the entire production process of the production facilities.

 Optimizing packaging & loading solutions through the digital AI technology

How to effectively optimize packaging and loading solutions has always been a question we’ve asked ourselves. Digital AI technology can complete a complex packaging algorithm and optimize it instantly. Specifically, it makes optimizing the pipe nesting plan, the palletizing plan, and the loading plan highly efficient with 3D animations. The implementation of this project will significantly improve loading efficiency, reduce transportation costs, and greatly enhance customer experience.

In fact, RIIFO began to explore the possibility of digitization as early as 2016. It has invested more than $157 million to upgrade its production facilities and build a relatively complete digital system. From transformation to upgrades, RIFENG strives to be at the forefront of the piping industry, leading the trend toward digitization, intelligence, and eco-friendly manufacturing.