October 24, 2023
Ayesa makes it to the finals of the enerTIC Awards with its projects for Mercedes-Benz, B:SM and INNOVI
Based on a new generation of digitalisation and emerging technology, these initiatives have been a game changer in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability.
Ayesa, a global provider of technology and engineering services, has once again reached the finals of enerTIC, Spain’s most prestigious energy efficiency and sustainability awards. This year, for the first time, it has done so with projects in three different categories: Smart Factory, Smart Mobility and Smart Renewable Technology.
The projects it has been nominated for are USPD (Dynamic Ultrasonic Soldering Control System) for Mercedes-Benz, the Smou app for B:SM (Barcelona Serveis Muncipals), and VidVolt4.0 for INNOVI. Through innovative design and cutting-edge technology, these have allowed its clients to significantly increase the sustainability of their operations.
The project for Mercedes-Benz in Vitoria involves transforming one of its core processes with a dynamic ultrasonic soldering system known as USPD to ensure the quality of cars. The solution, which monitors soldering points in real time, is based on digital twin and edge computing techniques. This has significantly reduced waste, thereby improving the company’s carbon footprint.
USDP offers the following advantages compared to conventional systems:
- It allows users to view vehicles in real time and prioritise work thanks to advanced 3D imaging capabilities and point clouds.
- It automatically sets the controls for each type of vehicle, depending on the engineering and robots involved, and the quality of their work.
- It optimises the entire soldering process by checking all soldering points.
- It receives feedback from soldering robots and adapts controls accordingly.
- It provides information relating to ongoing, past and future soldering work, and allows this to be analysed and compared.
The project is part of the company’s goal to reach net zero by 2039. As part of this strategy, it has also developed e-District, a concept that is revolutionising the way we think about buildings, manufacturing and the local industrial energy community.
Barcelona Serveis Muncipals
The Smou project, undertaken for B:SM, has seen Ayesa develop an app that helps more than 950,000 people get around Barcelona and the surrounding area by providing useful information as well as range of services. The app is constantly being improved and new features added. Testimony to its success is that just four years after being launched, it is now used by half of the city’s residents, a number that continues to grow.
Its main aim is to increase the use of sustainable and efficient means of transport by:
- providing information on Endolla Barcelona’s network of public charging points, a key part of the city’s strategy to increase the number of electric vehicles on its roads;
- allowing users to create cycle routes as a way of promoting the use of bikes; and
- providing people with an incentive to use public transport, including carpooling, buses, metro and taxis.
It also offers a ticketless way of using the more than 40 car parks belonging to Barcelona Serveis Muncipals, as well as parking on the city’s roads and managing resident parking permits. In 2022, Smou was used in 55% of cases when people parked in the city, saving 21,000 tickets from being printed each day.
Vidvolt4.0 is a project launched by INNOVI to develop a digital-twin framework to track and optimise the flow of solar power on vineyards, and thus maximise their yield. The model will carry out a complex and multipurpose analysis based on data received from sensors on the ground in order to optimise agrophotovoltaic (APV) systems.
The initiative is part of AEI INNOVI 2021-2024, INNOVI’s strategy to mitigate the effects of climate change as well as promote the circular economy and biodiversity. The installation of solar arrays will not only increase the amount of clean energy produced in Spain, but also reduce the carbon footprint of its wine industry.
Since 2023, the enerTIC Awards have been recognising innovative technology projects carried out by companies and organisations with a commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability. This year, initiatives from the public and private sector are going head-to-head in fifteen different categories: Digital & Disruptive Startups, R&D for Sustainability, Industrial Decarbonisation, Low-Carbon Economy, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Smart Energy Operations, Smart Grids, Smart Products, Smart Solutions and Services, Smart Territories and Tourism, and Sustainable Infrastructures.
The winners will be announced on 14 December during an awards ceremony hosted by the Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence in Madrid.
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