Baumüller and Cloos exhibit use case of Industry 4.0 live at the Hannover Messe
The development partners Baumüller and Carl Cloos Schweißtechnik will be exhibiting an example of networked systems and cloud-based process monitoring at the Hannover Messe 2018. Cloos in hall 17, stand C06, as well as Baumüller in hall 14, stand H12 have a running robot with OPC UA interface at their stand. The welding robots at both stands are networked with the Baumüller tool for predictive maintenance and production optimization BAUDIS IoT and the CLOOS Gateway.
BAUDIS IoT is the solution for the intelligent networking of machines and systems around the world. Using a retrofittable BAUDIS IoT box or a commercially available industrial PC with OPC UA interface, BAUDIS IoT is used to collect, analyze and transmit data, such as currents, temperature and speed. The system can be used as a retrofittable brownfield solution for existing machines or as an integrated solution for new machines and systems, regardless of the manufacturer of the automation components and the sensor system.
For example, Baumüller is using the two networked trade fair robots to show how several production systems at different locations can be monitored at the same time. The data can be retrieved at any time via a cloud, in this case from the provider T-Systems. Responsible technicians are also notified automatically if there are problems or suspicious results.
With T-Systems, Baumüller has selected a cloud provider as a partner with data centers exclusively in Germany in order to allow for maximum security and compliance with data protection guidelines. Nevertheless, realization is possible regardless of the selected cloud provider.
When used as a predictive maintenance solution, BAUDIS IoT can, for example, increase the service life of robots, because the robot mechanisms or just individual drives are replaced not after a certain number of hours of operation, but rather depending on the actual axle load.
Unexpected service cases and unnecessarily long downtimes are avoided by the monitoring. Service can be predicted and is therefore more cost-effective.
Intelligent Process Optimization
The advantages are quite different when BAUDIS IoT is used for process optimization. Information can be acquired here about an optimized machine utilization or improved processes by collecting and analyzing data.
Baumüller already uses BAUDIS IoT in its own production. The experts at the trade fair stand will inform visitors of the advantages and experiences of the Industry 4.0 solution.
Expertise Combined in Software
The Baumüller Group with its subsidiaries combines specialists from drive technology, automation and software programming under one roof. All of the expertise from all three areas can be used in the programming of the BAUDIS IoT software and in the algorithms for data evaluation. New findings are constantly incorporated into the system, which thus continuously is developed further and improved.