About Henkel :

Henkel AG & Company, KGaA, is a German chemical and consumer goods company headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. It is a multinational company active both in the consumer and industrial sector.

Henkel India operates in two key business areas i.e. Adhesive Technology, Beauty Care and headquartered in Mumbai.

Business Objective :

Henkel needed an advance alert system to detect the coating thickness inside the centrifugal pumps. This coating ensures that the pump is working at maximum efficiency with minimal losses, with advance alert system the coating can be done again with minimal downtime while maintaining pump efficiency. Challenges were-

  • The coating thickness varies on the surface
  • No analog instrument available to detect the coating at 100 micron accuracy
  • Only physical inspection inside the pump could provide the thickness information and that is also require precision instruments.
DYM Solution :

DYM as IoT partner of Henkel India, had been posed with this challenge. DYM approach was as follows—

  • Studied the domain and prepared 2 possible solutions PoCs
  • One of the PoC was successful and could generate the advance alert with 80% accuracy
  • In this solution only one time installation is required and alert is generated on customer’s mail.
  • The solution worked without any physical intervention during regular operations.
Benefits :
  • Direct and advance alert for coating status
  • No need to open the pump setup to check the coating status
  • Minimal downtime of operations
  • Reduction in cost by maintaining the pump efficiency