Fujitsu Delivers Smart Factory Transformation for Ricoh’s Numazu Plant in Japan with New Remote Factory Management Solution
Fujitsu today announced the development and deployment of a factory-wide production status visualization system in cooperation with Ricoh. Ricoh has started full-scale operations of the system in June 2021 at its Numazu Plant, which manufactures polymerized toner -high-performance toner used in printers and other applications that delivers clear images and superior print quality. The new system leverages Fujitsu’s plant visualization solution, FUJITSU Manufacturing Industry Solution COLMINA Intelligent Dashboard to collect and process production information from Ricoh’s chemical plant in Numazu, Japan, offering a comprehensive view of the entire plant’s production status in real-time.
COLMINA Intelligent Dashboard collects and visualizes production equipment operation data and production data, enabling users to grasp the production status of the entire factory. By utilizing cloud services, it is possible to compare global locations. Connecting the system with smartphones, tablets, and other devices makes it possible to visualize the status of plant operations and changes in product quality anytime and anywhere, empowering management with the ability to remotely manage factories and quickly intervene to prevent potential disruptions to smooth operations, including facility anomalies and quality defects.