- Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0: 10 use cases for software in connected manufacturing
Industry 4.0 is causing software and manufacturing to converge. There are many ways in which companies can benefit from connected machines and equipment to make their production processes more efficient. From condition monitoring to predictive maintenance – the examples are manifold. Software can also help you improve the quality of your product or manage task allocation. It is even possible to retrofit older machines.
- Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0: Condition monitoring use cases in detail
In the past, preventive maintenance helped to minimize machine downtime and avoid unscheduled outages. The advent of Industry 4.0 has brought about a new way of ensuring machine availability: condition monitoring. This method involves continuous monitoring of machine data to detect wear, making it easier to schedule repairs and thus reduce downtime. There is also potential to lower maintenance costs as only worn-out parts need replacing.
- Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0: Predictive maintenance use cases in detail
Maintenance is a challenging task: You must ensure machine availability and minimize resource consumption for repairs while keeping an eye on the quality of the product. In the past, it was difficult to take all these factors into account. However, the arrival of Industry 4.0 has created a new opportunity for predictive maintenance.
How blockchain can help to prevent odometer fraud
Timo Gessmann is the Director of the Bosch IoT Lab – a cooperation between the University of St. Gallen, ETH Zürich, and Bosch. The Bosch IoT Lab is working on IoT-enabled new business fields. Its focus is on mobility, smart living and working, IoT business models, and blockchain technology.
How to evaluate process and quality data to boost your production
How can you judge the quality of a process and take steps to improve it? The first step is to get a thorough understanding of the process. But I think this shouldn’t be something new for you. However, getting this understanding can be a real challenge sometimes – especially when working with closed processes that are highly complex. Think about the production of manufacturing parts like spark plugs, windshield wipers, or high-pressure pumps! Is there an easy way to create transparency within these production processes?
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Digitalization in manufacturing
Driving digitalization in a traditional manufacturing company – for Frank Sroka, it’s a full-time job. He’s in charge of Industry 4.0 for OSRAM operations. OSRAM’s history stretches back more than a century. “Industry 4.0 is a key issue for OSRAM. There are many ways to approach it: new products, new services,” he says. As a Project Manager, he has already helped the company launch a host of innovations.
8 IoT device management use cases
In the context of IoT the diversity of different devices can be a major challenge. This is where device management comes in, to facilitate the interaction among them. Be it in the context of logistics, agriculture or mobility – IoT device management has many use cases. We take a closer look at eight examples.
Stromnetz Berlin puts Bosch Software Innovations’ IT system into operation
With the IT system for Smart Meter Gateway Administration, meter data management and rollout process management, Stromnetz Berlin has laid important groundwork for the rollout of smart metering systems.