Hydraulic power drives a variety of tools in a multitude of industries, such as power generation sector and its infrastructure, civil engineering, and construction. In spite of its usage, yet the monitoring of the operation is not accurate, neither obtained at real-time. As a consequence, our industries face productive yearly losses of billions of euros, due to installations downtime, early failures, and poor maintenance. In response, ALKAR has developed the first Internet-of-things (IoT) system in the market for hydraulic tools, ACES®. ACES® is composed by ALKAR Hardware (sensors to record the tool performance, and connectivity to transfers the data), an App and a 4.0 platform for data analysis and digital services.
The objectives were focused on defining the technological, commercial, and financial tasks to achieve the completion of our system and start sales in Q1-2022.