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.
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
Equipment & Machinery
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
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
The solution provides 24/7 monitoring which enables access to real-time information about machines.
- USE CASES
Machine Condition MonitoringMachine condition monitoring is the process of monitoring parameters such as vibration and temperature in order to identify changes that indicate a reduction in performance or impending fault. It is a necessary component of predictive maintenance solutions and allows maintenance to be scheduled prior to failure, or other actions to be taken to prevent damages to the machine and loss of production. Condition monitoring also provides value beyond improving maintenance schedules. For example, improved visibility into machine operations can indicate the root causes of product defects and can support optimization of energy consumption.