Chesterfield, 30th October 2019:  InVMA Limited (“InVMA”), a leading IoT products and bespoke solution provider is pleased to announce that they are providing engineering services and using InVMA’s own Asset Monitoring Solution: AssetMinder® to implement an Industry 4.0 project to a manufacturer of specialist high performance cables, Heatsense Cables.

Heatsense is regarded as the UK’s leading specialist thermocouple cable manufacturer. In more recent years the company has expanded its’ capabilities and now offers an extended range of enhanced specialist high-performance cables that operate in extreme environments. The range covers thermocouple cables, extension wires, equipment wires & cables, multicore cables, micro cables, fine wires & stranding. These cables are resistant to flame, oils, chemicals, operate in ultra-high vacuum (UHV), cryogenic & nuclear environments. The company also offers an advanced technical design and bespoke manufacturing service to markets including automotive, aerospace, nuclear, medical, R&D,  and oil & gas.

Jeremy Kemsley-Pein, Director of Heatsense Cables, is s among 12 business leaders from across the North West region who have embarked on an eight-month leadership programme involving a mixture of workshops, site-visits to ‘smart’ SME manufacturers around the region and facilitated-learning sessions The Made Smarter Leadership Programme is run in collaboration with Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) and the government-backed £20m Made Smarter initiative for North West manufacturers.

Programme participants undertook their first site visit to Runcorn-based Hosokawa Micron Ltd, a manufacturer and supplier of powder processing systems and equipment, which has transformed its production performance through the application of digital technologies, allowing them to see a smart factory in action.

This visit to Hosokawa inspired Jeremy to accelerate the development of a Digital Transformation strategy for Heatsense. This strategy involves the implementation of an Industrial IoT initiative to significantly improve efficiencies at their factory in Rochdale and enable Factory Performance Benchmarking measurement.

The company was able to secure 50% match funding for their project from the Made Smarter initiative that introduced Heatsense to InVMA, one for the Made Smarter trusted suppliers.

InVMA is an experienced IoT solution provider and systems integrator who has already implemented a variety of Industry 4.0 projects for companies including Howden Compressors, GKN Aerospace, Kohler and Colfax. The company is leading the Heatsense project and has designed a factory performance benchmarking solution using AssetMinder® – an asset management application with anomaly detection analytics capabilities.

Made Smarter introduced us to InVMA, who provided us with full picture of what will be involved in developing a suitable application for our factory requirements. It gave us confidence in our investment.

Jeremy Kemsley-PeinDirector of Heatsense Cables

It is a first initiative in collaboration with Made Smarter and we are incredibly excited to be part of Heatsense’s project. We are proud to be supporting a scheme which makes the digital technology available to accessible to small business.

Pat NashManaging Director at InVMA

Heatsense hope to host an open day later this year for other business owners to attend, see the progress made and discuss possible applications in their own premises.

About Heatsense

Heatsense, established in 1984, is regarded as the UK’s leading specialist high-performance thermocouple and signal cable manufacturer. Its’ manufacturing capabilities cover a broad range of specialist cables that operate in extreme (harsh) environments. The company is a technology leader in fluoropolymer extrusion and high-performance taping and cable wrapping. Related services (processes include) cover sintering, colouring, etching and the application of various specialist coatings. The company has both glass yarn braiding and metal screening capabilities – the range covers high temperature yarns and a wide range of metals.  Markets include automotive, aerospace, nuclear, medical, R&D, Oil & Gas, food and general industry.

About Made Smarter

Up to 50% grant support towards your Industry 4.0 projects for North West based manufacturers. Backed by some of the world’s biggest businesses, Made Smarter is designed to support manufacturers with facilities or operations in Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region. Effective use of digital technology can provide a significant boost to your efficiency and bottom line. Now you can get access to the advice, insight, and funding you need to make it work for your business. These technologies are already transforming manufacturing processes and production, driving increases in efficiency and profitability. They can revolutionise your business and your industry. The programme is dedicated to giving North West manufacturers access to advice, insight and grant funding to implement new digital technologies to boost competitiveness and growth.

About InVMA

InVMA help companies, organisations and people prosper from the convergence of the digital and physical worlds.

We provide IoT products and build bespoke solutions to enable our customers to disrupt their market, find new revenue streams and reduce their operating costs quickly and with low risk.