MYWAI is now part of the umati community
What expectations do you have of UMATI , what do you expect from the partnership?
“Suddenly, during the Covid pandemics, the world realized that in the age of Internet of (every) Things it makes no sense to send maintainers every time your equipment breaks down, to ship spare parts once your machinery is halted or to ask customers to continue to pay systems when they are low in production” claims Fabrizio Cardinali, MYWAI founder and Co-CEO “Rather it makes much more sense to connect your machinery, being it either an industry 4 machine tool, a medical equipment or an energy appliance, directly to the Internet of Everything, making it secure and smart ‘by design’ able to deploy AI algos the very edge, on deck, using chip based Artificial Intelligence and blockchain certified data streams”. “With such vision”, continues Cardinali, “we have designed and patented the MYWAI platform over the last 2 years, the worst period for Industrial Production and Supply Chains over the last 100 years, to help OEM and machine tools vendors and users across the world make their machine smarter and embrace the servitization trend which is here to stay for the next 10 years and beyond. UMATI is helping us to do this once for all machinery of same type without having to reinvent integration of AI empowered services each time”
What advantages does UMATI offer your company and your customers?
“We decided to enter UMATI because we think that collecting and exposing machinery data for 3rd party services is the new oil. As Social Networks collected people data over the last couple of decades to conceive new recurring personalization services such as those offered by Netflix, META, Google and the other FANGs, the next decade may use the same semantic web technologies to collect machinery data and offer smart services in turn, extending OT (Operational Technologies) far beyond the still very limited arena of PLC and SCADA systems functionality” declares Fabrizio Cardinali “UMATI’s layer of OPC UA Companion specs enables Equipment as a Service platforms such as MYWAI to harvest and expose machinery data to 3rd party service providers such as Fintech and Insurtech service providers willing to transform the OEM sales, servicing and warranty models. As a result we are developing an integration layer called MAGIC™ (MYWAI Architectural Gateway for machine Information Modelling and Communication”) based on UMATI companion specs to harvest open data from Machinery and add edge intelligence and 3rd party services back to machines via the MYWAI platform”
How do you evaluate the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering industry?
“At MYWAI we see a future of distributed smart machines equipped by swarm intelligence empowering a new generation outcome economy for manufactured goods produced for answering a market demand pull rather than manufacturers marketing push” explains Fabrizio Cardinali “When this will happen, finally my washing machine will understand that keeping its performance up and running whilst offering intelligent maintenance, energy optimization and final disposal services, will payback much more than the current programmed obsolescence strategy which seems affecting consumer goods nowadays”. Smart Machine Tools must offer me new and attractive fintech, insurtech, servicetech services .Interoperability standards are needed to create such drift towards servitization also in the Industry 4 machinery markets whilst moving machine data from the OT Edge to Fog to the Cloud IT ecosystem… UMATI is the lingua franca for achieving such data migration in practice!”
Founded in March 2021 and growing immediately to nearly 30 employees and 3 ML Euro turnover in first year, , MYWAI™ SRL (www.myw.ai) is one of Europe’s fastest growing EAIOps (EDGE INTELLIGENCE Operations) Solutions helping OEM and machine tool vendors and users deploy explainable and trustworthy AI algos at the very edge of their industrial, biomedical and smart cities equipment and appliances. Headquartered in the wonderful Silence Bay of Sestri Levante, North West Italian Riviera between Cinqueterrre and Portofino, the starting point for MYWAI’s rapid success has been a very innovative patent awarded by the UIBM patent office for embedding IIoT, chip based artificial neural networks and new generation blockchain topologies (the IOTA™ Tangle) for managing Edge AI algorithms build, distribution and certification making machines smart at the very edge of Industrial workflows, Hospital setups and Cities infrastructures. To date the MYWAI EAIOps platform has been used to make Robots, Ultrasound, Video inspection and Reefer machinery smarter turning such manufactured goods into EaaS (Equipment as a Service) service models and businesses.