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

Topic:Engineering, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Duration/Frequency:

    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 Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion 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

The course fees payable are inclusive of prevailing GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $585.00 $17.55 $82.55
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $455.00 $17.55 $212.55
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $455.00 $17.55 $212.55
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $585.00 $17.55 $82.55
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $58.50 $708.50

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

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Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

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