Ready for Industry 4.0
As part of a master’s thesis, an existing production plant should be digitally modernized and thus made capable for Industry 4.0. The aim was to draw new conclusions about the performance and possibilities for improvement of the plant through the targeted collection and evaluation of plant-related data.
As a long-term system partner, Quality Automation GmbH relies on the innovative products from Bosch Rexroth even in the area of the Internet of Things and uses the IoT Gateway from Bosch Rexroth for this retrofit.
Internet of Things via gateway
The modernization included the installation of new sensors in order to create transparency about current machine and production data. First of all, it was analyzed which process parameters play a decisive role in optimizing the production and increasing the efficiency of the system. Furthermore, the collected data should be processed and presented visually in the form of graphs, tables and long-term statistics. The IoT Gateway was used as the central connection point between the field and control level, the production plant and the higher-level IT systems.