Royal IHC and Semiotic Labs develop smart solutions for the dredging industry
Royal IHC (IHC) and Semiotic Labs have signed an agreement to develop smart solutions for the dredging industry. As part of the collaboration, both companies will combine their knowledge in the field of shipping and the dredging industry with smart Internet-of-Things sensors and artificial intelligence, which together will increase the availability and reliability of production resources.
Semiotic Labs has developed SAM4, a condition monitoring solution that consists of sensors, artificial intelligence and a dashboard that displays information about the condition, performance and energy consumption of electric motors and rotating assets, such as pumps, compressors and conveyor belts. Unlike traditional systems that measure vibrations on the asset in the field, SAM4 measures electrical signals from the motor control cabinet. This is relevant for shipping, because many assets are located in hard-to-reach places on board the ship. The motor control cabinet is easily accessible, making it possible to remotely monitor the condition of assets.