Founder & CEO
It’s a popular opinion in the industrial arena that the fourth industrial revolution or the Industry 4.0 is more of an evolution than revolution. When we apply the predominant rule of Darwinian evolutionary theory – survival of the fittest – it is understandable why industrial organizations are rigorously involved in the battle of digital transformation and internet of everything. It’s crucial that manufacturers increase connectivity and adopt digital technologies to make well informed, data-driven decisions.
But keeping up with the insane pace of technological change can easily become an overwhelmingly costly affair; to say nothing of the efforts that go into solving the technological challenges and the constant maintenance of the infrastructure. Since they have a core business to take care of, this need to split the focus becomes a huge burden. A technology solutions company based out of Gurgaon, Technoviz Automation is piloting a mission to allow organizations to regain their focus on core business by taking care of their 360-degree technology needs.
A torchbearer of Industry 4.0, Technoviz deeply focuses on creating Smart Concepts by leveraging futuristic technologies including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud Services. CIO Insider engages in an exclusive interview with the company’s founder and CEO, Mr. Kapil Khurana.
In conversation with Kapil Khurana, Founder & CEO, Technoviz Automation
People Have Accepted IIoT And Other Data Driven Technologies As A Necessity For Business Continuity. The IIoT Market Is Expected To Grow From $77.3 Billion In 2020 To $110.6 Billion By 2025, At A Cagr Of 7.4 Percent. How Would You Describe Technoviz’s Position In The Current IIoT Industry?
The growth of IIoT across the organizations in the realm is quite evident. If IIoT is not airborne yet, it’s well on the runway, gaining the take-off speed with every passing day. The IIoT solution providers, who will align their resources to solve customer’s sophisticated problems and scale up with their growth will definitely get an edge.
We at Technoviz strongly believe in Industry 4.0 and have invested in building expertise and capability to help clients solve their complex challenges and achieve their complete automation goals in a timely and cost effective manner.
We have aligned our products with our strategy of creating values for clients, rather than just providing technology support. Our services cover the full spectrum – from connected field devices to SCADA, DCS, and high level Software Languages. We also possess the skills & resources to configure and program vision systems, Smart Control Systems and Robots. Our software skill set is complemented by our complete in-house design & build capabilities, where completed systems can be designed and executed.
Additionally, our plug & play solutions will also help us make our position healthier in the market. We are very much confident having around 18 to 20 percent growth annually for the next three years. Our focus is to scale up offerings on both Hardware as well as Software side.
How Would You Describe Your Smart Manufacturing Solutions? How Smart Are We Talking About?
We believe that smart manufacturing solutions should be a carefully integrated package of different technologies like Connectivity, Mobility,
Cloud services, HMI Software, Analysis (AI & ML), and Cyber Security among others. Our complete smart manufacturing solutions provide sustainable and efficient operations and also fulfill the Industry 4.0 norms. We also believe that Industry 4.0 would not exist without IIoT.
Leveraging our extensive experience of manufacturing processes and practices, Technoviz Automation has developed robust, reliable and scalable products for ‘Smart Manufacturing’. Our products, which can be segmented as Industrial Communication Solutions and Manufacturing Intelligence Solutions (MIS), are enabling customers to achieve quick ROI and delivering profitable sustainable Data Driven Growth.
P.K. Saxena, Founder Member
Delving deeper, our Industrial Communication Solutions, include everything from Industrial Gateways & Protocol Conversions to Free Band Wireless Connectivity Solutions (2.4GHz & 5.0 GHz Frequency), Satellite Communications Systems (VSAT technologies & Services), and GPRS/GSM based communication systems. On the other hand, MIS include Maintenance Management, Planning Systems, Online Production Systems, E-Logbooks, Real-time information, and Reports & Analysis.
Leveraging our extensive experience of manufacturing processes and practices, Technoviz Automation has developed robust, reliable and scalable products for ‘Smart Manufacturing’
At Technoviz Automation, we provide Industrial Automation Product & Solutions that enhance our customer’s value offering and help them to gain competitive advantage in their market. It encrusts a wide range of deliverables including IIoT (Internet of Things) Controllers, SCADA-HMI-Historians, Smart Control Systems, Energy Management Systems, and RFID & Bar code Solutions.
“We adopt an end-to-end approach with our products, aiming to solve sophisticated challenges that organizations face. For instance, when it comes to Industrial Software Solutions, we cover the entire spectrum of requirements such as IIoT, Industrial Software Solutions, Reporting, Analysis, Mobility, Cloud Computing, and Web Server based Information Solutions”
Tell Us About The Latest Industrial Challenges That Your Products Solve For Organizations? How Do You Find The Balance Between Quality And Affordability?
Industry 4.0 centers on seamless communication. Big Data, Data Server and Information gathering will not be possible without fulfilling the fundamental requirement which is the ‘Connectivity’. In the previous generations of manufacturing ‘Connectivity’ was not on so much priority and that is the reason why most of the existing manufacturing units lack an Industry 4.0 compatible infrastructure. Establishing a basic ‘Connectivity’ infrastructure in existing Industrial organizations is a major challenge and that’s why we have to use different communication gateways and industrial grade wireless systems, VSAT etc.
Technoviz offers complete
‘Connectivity’ Solutions like physical connectivity, different gateways, communication protocols, wireless solutions, and VSATs. Our keen focus on specific application challenges and developing plug & play solutions help us to optimize our efforts and offer more feasible, quality driven solutions.
Your Company Provides A Wide Range Of Products As Well. How Comprehensive Is Your Product Portfolio? How Feature-Rich Are Your Products?
We offer a wide horizon of products ranging from Industrial Software Solutions to Control Systems/DCS Systems, Robotics solutions, Process Control and Instrumentation, Smart Control Components, Smart IIoT based Sensors.
We adopt an end-to-end approach with our products, aiming to solve sophisticated challenges that organizations face. For instance, when it comes to Industrial Software Solutions, we cover the entire spectrum of requirements such as IIOT, Industrial Software Solutions, Reporting, Analysis, Dashboard & workflow Solutions, Mobility, Cloud Computing, and Web Server based Information Solutions. Another case in point is our Robotics solutions, which implicate Industrial Robots as well as Mobile Robots and include everything from Robot arms to robot controllers, and vision systems for flexible production lines. Furthermore, while our control components include Controllers, Timers, Counters, Cam Positioners, Digital Panel Indicators, Signal Converters, and Programmable Relays, we are also equipped with the latest range of world class sensors, ranging from Fiber Sensors to Photoelectric Sensors, Pressure Sensors, and IIoT based Liquid Leakage Sensors; not to mention the wide range of Smart Switches.
Jatinder Kumar Julka, Founder Member
What Is The Most Challenging Deployment That You Have Done And Ended Up With A Wow From The Customer? Could You Tell Us The Story?
One of our Fortune 500 clients was facing a problem with their Wireless Communication system in its riding line in the shop floor, wherein the temperature was around 600-degree Celsius and all processes were controlled remotely. The problem was that after random distances, the communication system failed to make a connection and the whole system required restart. The client suffered a whopping loss of 1 million INR every hour. Being a domain expert, we visited their plant and redesigned their Wireless system. We checked the data rate flow and replaced the passive elements, created vLANs, managed the flow of the data, and used multi-input multi-output antennas. By making these design level changes, their system started working on an optimum level and the customer issued an appreciation letter to us.
“We are expecting an explosion in the number of more mobility devices after the launch of 5G, while ‘Cyber Security’ will be the most crucial & demanding aspect when it comes to the future of Smart Manufacturing. We have aligned our knowledge & resources to counter the future challenges of cyber security threats”
What Are The Opportunities That You Foresee? What Is Technoviz’s Future Roadmap?
As far as the industrial realm is concerned, Power, Water, Food & Pharma will remain at the center. We are expecting an explosion in the number of more mobility devices after the launch of 5G, while ‘Cyber Security’ will be the most crucial & demanding aspect when it comes to the future of Smart Manufacturing. We have aligned our knowledge & resources to counter the future challenges of cyber security threats.