Wimech – Industry 4.0

Wirail is an IoT startup operating in the development of smart monitoring devices for the freight rail industries.

Data collection and analysis from machines, industries, vehicles, and other devices are developed through the Internet of Things (IoT) in order to generate useful information, with the goal of enhancing and increasing production efficiency and creating new enterprises and services for customers and clients.

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IoT meets Industry 4.0

The Industrial Interent of Things (IIoT) joins different contexts: the industrial asset data collection, the real-time analysis, and the use of these data to optimize operations.

END-TO-END solutions for the 4.0 Industry

With the mission of steering the companies toward the digital evolution, Wirail has become the ideal partner to develop custom solutions for companies in the 4.0 industries through an end-to-end offer. Wirail empowers digitalization in the railway industry through the data collection and monitoring of the location, status, and health condition of their asset and cargo in real-time. The combination of self-powered sensors node and sophisticated smart algorithms provides the best solution to enter the next generation of the rail industry.

Our product portfolio ranges from the railway industry to agriculture with Wimech products. Our end-to-end offer combines hardware components and software solutions ranging from the design of control units equipped with specific sensors, to processing through artificial intelligence algorithms and analysis tools, combined with the ability to manage data centers, and migration processes towards cloud and edge computing solutions.


New national plan “Transizione 4.0”

The new national plan “Transizione 4.0” introduces incentives and benefits for companies and businesses which invests in high-technology goods with the aim of empower the technology and digitalization progress of the State.

This facilitation, known as Tax Credit, is an “Industry 4.0” development activities.

The goods and the company must satisfy a series of fundamental characteristics in order to access the tax benefit:

  • All enterprises resident in the territory of the State, including permanent organizations of non-resident subjects, regardless of the legal nature, the economic sector to which they belong, the size, the accounting regime and the system for determining income for tax purposes can access the tax benefit.
  • The Company must have an ICT Service Center interconnected to the instrumental asset in two-way “Wireless or Wired” mode using standard protocols.
  • The instrumental asset must be included in the list published in Annex A of the Law of
  • Balance (ref. circular 4/E 30/3/2017).

The asset must meet the following technological requirements:

  • Control by means of CNC and/or PLC
  • Interconnection to factory information systems with exchange of information
  • Automated integration with the factory logistics system or with the supply network and / or with other machines in the production cycle
  • Simple and intuitive man-machine interface
  • Compliance with the latest standards in terms of safety, health, and hygiene at work (including the presence of all CE certificates for all components and compliance with the Machinery Directive)
  • The asset must also respond to at least two other technological characteristics, among which:
  • Remote maintenance and / or remote diagnosis and/or remote-control systems
  • Continuous monitoring of working conditions
  • The good must be in the availability of the customer, and it is necessary to dispose of it:
    • Of the sales invoice or leasing contract
    • Of the transport document (DDT or DDV)
    • The asset must be interconnected to the Customer’s ICT Service Center, that is, it must have the interconnection module produced by Wirail
    • The telematic system must be active and functional for the entire period of use of the tax relief. Wirail has developed some automatic services for continuous monitoring of the telematic system, intervening promptly in case of anomalies on the server part and reporting to the Customer any malfunctions on the monitored asset.
    • The telematic system must be regularly used by the Customer for his work, and it is necessary to be able to demonstrate this “regular use” to third parties. Wirail has developed some specific applications to respect this point, collecting the indications of its experts; in particular the service called “Job Management” is provided for this purpose, and an initial training phase is foreseen.
  • A Control unit equipped with LCD display to be installed on the machine for GPS localization, monitoring, management of remote commands (start block and order management) and bidirectional data transmission. The LCD display is equipped with a simple and intuitive communication between the operator and the cloud. (On request, it is possible to install a control unit equipped with a 4.3 ” touch display with customized graphics and company logos).
  • CANBUS reading protocol programmed ad hoc for the reading, management, and analysis of the telemetry data of the machine.
  • Ad hoc installation manuals for each machine are provided, and cabling and connectors are created to the customer’s specifications to enable quick integration for each asset.
  • Access to the cloud software platform is available to both end users and “service” / dealer levels, allowing for continuous monitoring of the whereabouts of the cars, the data gathered by the sensors, and the due dates for planned repair.
  • Receiving operation alarm messages with the scheduled maintenance time running out.
  • Receiving work reports every month.
  • SIM and data, for the transmission of data between assets and the Cloud platform for a period of 5 years.
  • To provide a comprehensive service that can meet all the customer’s needs, online and telephone assistance services for the documentation required to claim the tax benefit,
  • Wirail, in order to offer a complete service that can satisfy all the customer’s requests, makes use of the advice of nationally recognized expert companies that are able to verify the existence of the “company”, “machine” and” customer service center”.

* For technologically advanced and intangible assets, companies must provide a simple technical report from an engineer or industrial expert listed in the relevant professional registers, or a certificate of conformity from a recognized certification organization, demonstrating that the goods have the technical characteristics to be included in the relevant lists mentioned in the attachments A and B and are connected. A declaration from the legal representative is sufficient for items with a unit cost of acquisition under € 300,000.