At the Bosch plant in Homburg, engineers have used the IoT Gateway software to network a test facility for hydraulic valves from 2007. Thanks to new sensors that monitor the quality of the oil used, it is now possible to determine the time of the required oil change much more accurately than before. This saves time, money and protects the environment.
In addition to the IoT Gateway software, Bosch also provides the software needed to analyze, format and display data in the Bosch IoT Cloud, for example. For the test facilities in Homburg, the IoT Gateway software sends the sensor data to a PC that has been installed with standard Bosch software modules.
The Production Performance Manager (PPM) from Bosch Software Innovations is a production information and evaluation system. It records production and machine data from the networked test facility in close to real time. The module merges the information into a single visualization and forwards specified events to defined persons. Using the PPM, employees can intervene before critical situations possibly leading to system downtime arise.
Networking of existing machines (test facilities) and sensory monitoring of the test medium and the formatting units
Automated monitoring of the ISO purity classes of the test medium (customer request) - Previously a manual process
Continuous status monitoring of formatting units (filters) and automated alerts and ordering of maintenance - Previously a manual process
ROI < 1.5 years
Maintenance costs -25 %
OEE +5 %
Complexity for manual testing -20 %
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