The transformation processes of metallic materials are monitorised and optimised by simultaneously analysing the data captured in key points of the manufacturing process, thanks to the use of Sentinel Predictive Intelligence Platform from Basque Industry 4.0 - Spri. By means of Artificial Intelligence, in real time, Sentinel analyses any deviation given in the metallic transformation process and predicts the resulting quality of the foundry component being manufactured.
When a deviation or error is detected, Sentinel sends alerts and provides corrective recommendations to key equipment and staff involved in the manufacturing process to act over it. In this way, Sentinel helps the foundry preventing errors for a zero-defect production to reduce rejection and improve quality and productivity.
Sentinel is the foundry specific software created by the IK4-AZTERLAN Metallurgy Research Centre specialised in metallurgy and metal transformation technologies. Among the worldwide foundries that have implemented IK4-AZTERLAN's metallurgy software we find companies such as Sakthi, Betsaide S.A.L., Fuchosa S.L. or Fundiciones Garbi S.A.