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Connected Automation without limits

At EMO Bosch Rexroth illustrates how machine tool manufacturers increase the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of their solutions by simple means. (Copyright: K.R. Pfiffner AG)

Electromechanics, hydraulics and linear motion technology: new i4.0 showcase shows the connection of machine tools across different technologies

  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) increased by simple means
  • IoT Gateway and Data Analytics Server create the necessary transparency
  • Live demo with Pfiffner: visualization of several machines and modules

How can machine builders increase the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and make use of machine data analytics for development, sales and service? Bosch Rexroth answers questions like these with a new i4.0 showcase, which among other things connects machines of Pfiffner, the leading global manufacturer of rotary transfer machines, and a production facility. The live demo also shows that "Connected Automation" has no technological limits. Because with its showcase Bosch Rexroth connects not only electrical components but also hydraulics and linear motion technology. The relevant software for condition-based monitoring and maintenance is formed by the new Data Analytics Server (DAS) and the IoT Gateway. A secure connection to the Bosch IoT Cloud allows performance monitoring across different locations.

Visitors get to see the live demonstration of status and machine condition and performance monitoring both at Bosch Rexroth and at the Fair Friend Group (FFG) which Pfiffner is part of (hall 14, booth G02). The connected RT and PT rotary transfer machines of the OEM partner are designed for mass production and they are controlled by the high-performance, individually scalable CNC system IndraMotion MTX advanced. The Data Analytics Server, installed on a standard industrial PC, gathers machine data in real time, such as operating mode, cycle time, unit counts or motor temperatures. The Data Analytics Server uses the OPC UA protocol to communicate with the machines and the superior IT systems.

At Bosch Rexroth's booth the IoT Gateway also collects sensor and machine data for the showcase. This cost-effective tool enables existing equipment in particular to be made transparent without interfering with the automation infrastructure. In addition to the DAS, the IoT Gateway also supports numerous cloud services at the evaluation level.

In a Pfiffner machine module displayed at the Rexroth booth and equipped with an IndraMotion MTX advanced control system, the IndraDrive spindle drive with a Sercos connection also supplies real-time data to the Data Analytics Server, just like the CytroPac compact power module controlled by PROFINET. The data recorded includes rotational speed and pressure as well as the oil level and temperature and the filter condition.

Based on all the collected data, the live demo DAS calculates, analyzes and visualizes the state and use of the machines. The locally stored data is available to the machine manufacturer via remote diagnostics as required for further development and targeted troubleshooting, in particular to ensure that the efficiency and productivity is as expected by the end user.

For performance monitoring across different locations, the DAS streams preprocessed data via a secure connection to the Bosch IoT Cloud – for subsequent evaluation by the Production Performance Manager from Bosch Software Innovations. In addition, numerous data are transmitted and processed from the Rexroth booth. For the Linear Motion Technology product range this typically includes position and acceleration data from the IMS-A integrated measuring system. This enables, for example, quality-related collisions to be revealed.

Bosch Rexroth at EMO: hall 25, booth D94

Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 29,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5 billion euros in 2016.

To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com , www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com , www.twitter.com/BoschPresse .

 

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