Going Lean with Raspberry Pi
The use of the Raspberry P1 Computer in an Industrial Lean Manufacturing Application
W.S. Tyler had a need for monitoring and feedback in its assembly operations, but wanted to find a more inexpensive and easier to use solution than the current state-of-the-market technology, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
In a demonstration project, the research team determined that Raspberry Pi, a small, inexpensive, easily programmable computer, can be used in an industrial application, to collect machine data in real time, analyze it, and communicate the information in order to adjust operations. The end result is a fully functional prototype.