Manufacturing Process Monitoring in Terms of Energy Management Improving

Attila Simo, Constantin Barbulescu, Stafan Kilyeni, Claudia Dragos


Seeking out new technologies and deploying them for competitive advantage is a key priority for any company. In this context, Internet of Things (IoT) promise to change the way we live and work. IoT could help us in overtaking the top global challenges, as energy management, agriculture and food security, environment and natural resources security, etc., but to achieve this vision, "things" need to sense their environment and share this information among them as well as with us to offer intelligent decision-making. Nowadays, IoT become even more interesting due to the existence of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. LPWA is a key component of a wider IoT technology wave. In this paper, a LoRaWAN based solution is presented, for manufacturing process monitoring, in order to improve energy management in plants. The authors present a minimally invasive device, with which many product manufacturing data can be obtained for analysis and further improvements. This paper is an extended variant of [14].


intelligent decision-making, LoRaWAN communication protocol, wireless sensor network

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