AUO Recognized by Manufacturing Leadership Awards for Painless Upgrade to Sustainable Smart Factory with AI for Legacy Factories

Information monitored by AIoT, digital IoT and data analytics technologies is presented on the PHM platform, helping the operator to master the status of production line equipment.

“We are delighted to honor AUO with the award in the ‘Sustainability and Circular Economy’ category, the only Taiwanese company to be so recognized this year,” said David R. Brousell, one of the judges for this year’s MLA competition. year.

AUO announced today that it has been recognized by the Manufacturing Leadership Awards (MLA) in the categories of Digital Network Connectivity as well as AI and Machine Learning, and specifically honored in the High Achiever category. in Sustainability and the Circular Economy by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in the United States. Based on its years of experience in smart manufacturing and digital transformation, AUO has combined AIoT, digital IoT and data analysis technologies to create a machine doctor to perform comprehensive health examination factories. Applying its wealth of green manufacturing expertise to transform old factories into sustainable smart factories, AUO has successfully won international recognitions.

“AUO has leveraged its extensive experience in smart manufacturing to actively invest in digital transformation and cultivation of AI talent. AUO Group has also adopted sustainability as its core philosophy and has continued to refine its green production process technologies,” said Paul SL Peng, Chairman and CEO of AUO. “AUO was selected for the Global Lighthouse Network by the World Economic Forum last year and is honored to be recognized with another top international award. We will continue to spearhead industry developments and put our corporate philosophy of inclusive sustainability into practice. »

“AUO is truly a champion of sustainability and the goal of a circular economy,” said David R. Brousell, co-founder of the Manufacturing Leadership Council and one of the judges for this year’s Manufacturing Leadership Awards. “AUO’s achievements in water resource management, particularly in water reduction and recycling, should be seen as an example to other companies of what can be achieved when a well-designed strategy thought and committed is in place. We are delighted to honor AUO with the award in the “Sustainability and Circular Economy” category, the only Taiwanese company to be so recognized this year. »

Realize Smart Manufacturing with Digital IoT Strategy

AUO has been an active supporter of digital transformation in recent years. AUO Digital Network Connectivity (AUDNC) was developed to collect equipment data via sensors and transmit it via Wi-Fi base stations deployed throughout the plant. Big data analysis is then performed by the Prognostics and Health Management Platform (PHM Platform) to provide early warning and troubleshooting of potential equipment issues to effectively reduce unplanned shutdowns of the production line and improve equipment activation.

Build a machine doctor for AI-powered production line health exams

AUO was able to use the combination of AUDNC deployment and PHM monitoring to design a machine doctor to perform AI-powered “visual inspection” and “auscultation” that assesses and diagnoses machine equipment health and its components.

For visual inspection, the intelligent visual recognition software “GRAPIC” developed by AUO has a wide variety of applications in three areas: factory quality management, equipment maintenance and plant safety management. personal. In quality management, intelligent visual inspection can be used to detect product defects, perform dimensional precision measurements during production, and monitor operator SOPs. Equipment maintenance enables active detection of deviations in machine components, ensures equipment operates at right angles, and reduces disposal costs due to equipment failures. Personnel safety management helps verify that plant workers are wearing the correct protective equipment and also detects hazardous situations such as cell phone use in the plant or falls in high-speed areas. single worker. By translating its vast expertise and manufacturing experience into smart visual sensing technologies, AUO was able to develop software that non-programming personnel could use to achieve a “clearer picture” during production and effectively reduce production costs. operation and maintenance of the plant.

Auscultation is another important skill that the machine doctor can use for health examinations in addition to visual inspection. The “stethoscope” used by clinicians inspired AUO’s use of “vibration sensors” to capture the sounds of equipment. Edge computing technology is then used to analyze the audio data and visualize the results for the PHM platform to help production line personnel track the health of their equipment. By “listening” for equipment anomalies or potential hazards, equipment management and maintenance can be carried out more efficiently.

AUO’s manufacturing experience and know-how in the field, combined with the machine doctor’s AI health examinations and PHM monitoring, can solve old factory problems with high accuracy and increase productivity by up to 30%. AUO has also translated its years of in-house experience into smart manufacturing solutions offered by its subsidiary AUO Digitech. These solutions offer old factories an upgrade and the industry a greater momentum of transformation.

Realizing the vision of sustainability through green production process improvements

In the face of global climate change, AUO has leveraged its excellence in smart manufacturing to implement sustainable production and make continuous improvements in green production process technologies. Connecting smart water and electricity networks to AUDNC has effectively improved the water and electricity efficiency of production machinery. By 2021, AUO Longtan’s production process could recycle every drop of production water up to 27 times. The produced water recovery rate of all AUO fabs has also increased to around 95%. Absolute carbon emissions were also reduced by 18% compared to 2018. At the same time, AUO is reprocessing waste copper acid into copper rods and waste solvent into auxiliary fuel under the reduction program. and recycling of factory waste. A successful in-house experiment with green manufacturing is now being offered as sustainable solutions by AUO subsidiary AUO Envirotech in hopes of encouraging the rest of the industry to join in the sustainability vision.

As a leader in smart manufacturing, AUO focuses on digital transformation and makes the value-driven transition from scale competition to value competition. By combining its extensive manufacturing experience with AIoT, Digital IoT and data analytics, AUO is able to identify maintenance needs and pain points in old factories and assist in their transformation to Sustainable development. At the same time, he continues to create new opportunities for green manufacturing in hopes of inspiring other global manufacturing partners to join in mitigating climate change, protecting environmental sustainability and, ultimately, to creating a new future of endless possibilities based on smart sustainability.

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AUO Corporation (“AUO”) is one of the world’s leading providers of optoelectronic solutions. Based on its deep R&D and manufacturing experience, AUO provides a full range of display applications and smart solutions integrating software and hardware, and leverages its core expertise to enter new business areas. activity such as solar energy, smart retail, general healthcare, circular economy and smart manufacturing. service. Additionally, AUO has also been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since 2010. AUO’s consolidated net revenue in 2021 was NT$370.69 billion. For more information, please visit

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