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Industry 4.0 Vertical Integration from Shop-floor to Top-floor


Course Type:Short & Modular Courses, SkillsFuture Series - i4.0

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  • Time:

    16 hours / 2 day
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  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

SICK (one of the leading producers of sensors and sensor solution) combines our 75 years of sensor and industrial automation expertise in Factory, Logistics and Process segments with our digital expertise, creating data applications and solutions that enable optimising of our customer’s business processes.

Course Objective

The course provides participants with an understanding of technology that enables connectivity and industrial integration in such varied use-cases today.  Some examples includes condition monitoring, manufacturing process monitoring and predictive monitoring. All of these relies on the ability to integrate data from the Shop-floor to a higher level – the Top-floor. 

Participants will get hands-on experience in using edge gateways such as the SIG200 IO-Link Master and TDC-E with the use of practical exercises to learn about Vertical Integration. They will focus on a practical use-case of Overall Equipment Effectiveness in their learning of the Vertical Integration technologies so as to enable a practical and realistic value to their knowledge. 

Participants will be equipped with skills to navigate these technologies in that and other use-cases and application when they come across them in their industries.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
• Explain the different protocols involved in Industry 4.0 Vertical Integration like IO-Link, HTTP REST, and MQTT 
• Integrate sensor data (include measurement and condition data) in various IIoT edge gateways (on the Shop-floor) and Cloud (the Top-floor)

A. Field level integration on the Shop-floor with IO-link device and IO-link master
1. Setup PC
2. Basics of IO-link technology
3. Basics of REST API technology
4. Hands-on integration of IO-Link sensor to an IO-Link master to server with REST API

B. Overall Equipment Effectiveness
1. Introduction and basics of OEE
2. Setting up a simple OEE system

C. Edge gateway integration and edge data processing to the Top-floor
1. Preprocessing sensor data with Node-Red
2. Basics of MQTT technology
3. Transmission of sensor data with MQTT
4. Hands-on setting up cloud dashboard with live sensor data

D. Assessment: Project presentation

Minimum Requirements

Some experience in manufacturing automation

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate 

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Software Engineer/System or Process Engineer/Application or Service Engineer/Technical Manager/Technical Lead

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $650.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $585.00 $15.60 $80.60
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $455.00 $15.60 $210.60
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $455.00 $15.60 $210.60
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $585.00 $15.60 $80.60
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $52.00 $702.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
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c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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