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Integration of PLC with IoT for Bosch Rexroth

The application arises from the need to monitor and anticipate the problems of one or more machines managed by a PLC. These problems, often resulting from the accumulation over time of small discrepancies, require, when they occur, ex post technical operations maintenance.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Solair (Microsoft)
    Solair intend to achieve better business through Internet of Things (IoT). Their goal is to address business needs through the delivery of best-in-breed and end-to-end IoT solutions, ingrained in their commitment to realize their customers’ vision. Solair is an application platform for the IoT that makes your business smarter by connecting it to your products through compelling IoT applications. Year Founded: 2011
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Maintenance
  • CUSTOMER
  • Bosch Rexroth provides worldwide integrated technologies for operations and control of industrial plants and mobile equipment and technologies related to renewable energy in 80 countries for over 200 years.

  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • Cellular
    Ethernet
    Wi-Fi
  • SOLUTION
  • Bosch Rexroth has integrated its Rexroth control systems into Solair IoT platform effectively and with reduced design effort. The platform of programmable controllers Rexroth is ready for Connected Industry: it has been designed for easy integration in the supervisory systems and data management processes and for direct access through languages and systems of the IT world.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Asset Status Tracking, Asset Utilization, Fault Detection, Machine Performance, Per-Unit Maintenance Costs
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
    Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to do predictive maintenance and problem detection before interruption in production processes.
    Impact #2
    [Cost Reduction - Maintenance]
    Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in unexpected maintenance costs.
    Impact #3
    [Process Optimization - Real Time Asset Tracking]
    The location of individuals and assets can be identified in near real-time.
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    The solution provides 24/7 monitoring which enables access to real-time information about machines.

  • USE CASES
  • Machine Condition Monitoring
    Early predictions on equipment malfunctions and service maintenance can be automatically scheduled ahead of an actual part failure by installing sensors inside equipment to monitor and send reports.Machine condition monitoring is used to determine the condition of a machine with the intent to forecast mechanical wear and failure. The predicted data provides health information about the machine and helps to predict machinery failure. The monitoring equipment tracks changes in temperature, vibration, and output of machines in order to detect an imbalance, corrosion, wear, misalignment, sediment build-up, or poorly lubricated parts.Condition monitoring has gained importance in line with increased company focus on productivity and asset utilization. 
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