The Kistler Innovation Lab: the digitalization experience
How we create added value with our smart services and solutions: the three pillars of the Innovation Lab
To deliver our smart services and solutions, the experts in our Innovation Lab combine forward-looking scientific expertise with practical application know-how. You too can benefit from the Innovation Lab’s wide-ranging expertise to exploit the full potential of the digital transformation. As the first step, why not register for a personal exchange of ideas with us? To get in touch with us directly, just click Contact at the top of the page and complete the contact form.
We are opening up new business opportunities with the help of big data, data mining and information-as-a-service (IaaS). The goal we are pursuing is very clear: we intend to maintain our position as global market leader in dynamic measurement technology – and at the same time, we will move up to the next level of development, hand in hand with you. How will that come about? Because Kistler doesn’t only measure: we also analyze. We turn raw data into valuable information – the key to innovation.
Just imagine what you could achieve if you exploited the full potential of digitalization!
Co-creation: scope for collaboration
The digital revolution harbors vast potential: intelligent networking of people, machines and processes is the key to creating individual products of high quality. To achieve this, we make use of tried-and-tested processes that focus on the essential criteria for viable innovation: customer needs, technical feasibility, and cost efficiency.
- Intensive dialog with customers is at the core of our collaborative innovation process.
- Comprehensive analysis yields in-depth understanding of challenges and goals.
- Collecting ideas is the first step on the path to the solution concept.
From concept to smart service – the technology incubator
The Innovation Lab provides a protected development framework where initial ideas and potential solutions can be tested and developed to the next level – or even rejected again at an early stage. With the help of cutting-edge methods based on data science and prototyping specifically designed for machine learning models, we develop the first proof-of-concept studies that will yield solutions to meet each customer’s specific requirements.
Digital training center
Identifying potential for digitization at an early stage – the Digital Training Center
Well-trained staff are the key to exploiting the measurement technology of the future. That's because employees will take on more responsibility in the digitized world as they perform the central control and monitoring functions. The training center aims to impart specific, practice-based knowledge about Kistler’s digital technology stack and the key digital technologies of the future. Kistler can offer training in flexible formats on request, both online and at customers’ sites.
Conserving resourcesAccurate forecasts and internal process optimization will save you time and resources. Make better business decisions, manage risks, identify opportunities – and respond immediately.
Boost efficiencyCut your time-to-market and maximize your productivity with precise recommendations for the next steps – based on live and historical performance data.
In-depth insightsWe use valid data as the basis for generating precise insights into your business, and we accelerate your growth through data-based analysis of key success parameters and factors.
The best of the Kistler Innovation Lab: data-based services and latest projects
Which data should I collect? How – and where? And what goals do I want to achieve? How can I make the best use of artificial intelligence? The experienced experts at Kistler are thoroughly familiar with the entire measurement chain – from sensor to cloud. They create intelligent software that extracts valuable information from data. But joint development work with each customer is essential to generate the knowledge needed for holistic improvements to process chains and organizations. Take a look at the results of the first proof-of-concept studies we have undertaken in collaboration with our customers:
Quality assurance for metal-cutting processes
Sensors from Kistler deliver precise and reliable measurements of cutting forces during machining. The knowledge gained helps to enhance the quality and cost-efficiency of metal-cutting processes that consist of many individual production steps. And we go one step further: based on initial proof-of-concept studies, we have developed a model to identify the production steps that are critical for quality.
Model XGBoost combined with application-specific feature engineering
- Higher quality
- Lower operating costs
- Reduced scrap rate