Why IOTA is a superior technology

  • The M2M Prototype by Akita
  • The Supply Chain Project WZL x GCX x IOTA of the RWTH-Aachen
  • The ProductID-based solution for supply chain by thingsLab
  • The lidbot smart waste bin

The IOTA M2M Prototype by Aktia

The applications, business models and new ways of interaction between human and machine and also machine-to-machine (M2M) could change in tremendous ways, but searching the web for any real experience in this field or actual products will leave you disappointed. So there is a need to build a tangible prototype:

Source: https://akitablockchainsolutions.com/

Fineblanking with IOTA at the WZL in Aachen

Specifically, the WZL of RWTH Aachen University is currently working on the application of a fineblanking machine. In fineblanking, firstly the metal is decoiled from a sheet metal coil. Afterwards, the decoiled material is fed into a straightening system, where the sheet is flattened. A fineblanking press then processes the flattened material. Up to four parts a seconds are cut-out from the flattened material. Fineblanking is very suited for mass production of security-critical components, such as brake carriers. The goal is that all parts are identical. However, this is not the case, since uncertainties in the material, the process, or even the surrounding area result in different die-rolls and clean-cuts. However, since all parts have to be identical at the end, it requires expensive post-processing steps, which one ideally wants to avoid. Engineers have tried to describe these relationships in formulas of certain process parameters, but they contain constants that have to be determined experimentally. Therefore, the approach is to capture as much data as possible from the process and to combine physical-based and data-driven approaches for the first time in fineblanking.

Source: https://www.wzl.rwth-aachen.de
Source: https://www.wzl.rwth-aachen.d

A ProductID-based solution for supply chain tracking and ownership management by Things Lab

Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and Identity of Things are the tools that can be implemented on the supply chain to make it more productive and transparent. By associating each product with an identifier, such as a crypto Smart Card, one can collect all the essential information regarding the product and then publish it on a distributed ledger (the IOTA Tangle in that case), so that in every step of the processit is possible to have direct access to the original data and its history. The information regarding the product’s location and status will be fetched in real time with guaranteed integrity.

Source: https://medium.com/things-lab/trackingid-3694a2643062

Potential applications

This system can be used to track goods even in remote areas (oceans, for example) displaying also information regarding the shipment sensors. Food security can also be improved by having access to producers and transport data (where it was cultivated, the temperature and humidity during transport, etc). The pharmaceutical supply chain can be tracked so that only EMA approved drugs arrive at hospital and pharmacies guaranteeing also that none of the dangerous drugs escapes from the supply chain.

Lidbot. smart waste bin

lidbot. is an IOT sensor that measures the real-time fill level of waste and recycling bins. lidbot. alerts staff when the bins are full or recently emptied.

Source: https://lidbot.com/

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