IoT platform transforms Piramal manufacturing operations

Piramal Glass has deployed Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform to digitally transform its manufacturing operations. An early adopter of the technology, the diversified glass packaging producer has implemented the Real-Time Manufacturing Insights (RTMI) solution on 46 production lines across its four plants at Kosamba and Jambusar in Gujarat, India, in Sri Lanka and in the USA. These plants have an combined capacity of 1375 tons/day, with 12 furnaces and 60 production lines.

Piramal has leveraged IoT to obtain real-time visibility into its line manufacturing operations and to analyse production line losses at various stages. Using Azure IoT Hub, Microsoft helped the glassmaker to acquire data from sensors on production lines to identify quality parameters at each stage and gain insights on line efficiencies in real-time. This resulted in improved production efficiency and cost reductions of up to 70%.