IoT Gateway – Get ready for Industry 4.0!

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    Quickly, easily and cost efficiently

    You can use the IoT Gateway from Rexroth to make your production machines ready for Industry 4.0.

Fast and flexible connection of machines to Industry 4.0

Network new and existing machines cost efficiently and optimize production processes and product quality: The IoT Gateway makes it easy to connect to Industry 4.0 environments without intervening in the automation logic. The precisely coordinated combination of control hardware and software for implementing IT applications collects sensor and process data, transmits it to MES, cloud applications or local machine state monitoring systems, for example, and enables process data analysis.

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IoT Gateway

Starter Kit: PPM + IoT Gateway

 

 
 
  • Productivity boost

    Boost productivity and efficiency

    The modular software concept of the IoT Gateway is based on Linux, Java apps and open interfaces. The IoT Gateway makes your machine and process data more transparent. Real-time monitoring of process data such as temperature, pressure, vibration, power consumption, or other parameters ensure that your production is consistently of high quality. Rule-based analysis of specific information simplifies predictive and plannable maintenance of your plants and significantly increases machine availability. Monitoring of energy-related data makes it possible to shut down plant components and thereby optimize the energy balance.

     
  • Plug-and-run

    Plug-and-run in three steps

    You can configure and commission the IoT Gateway quickly, conveniently and completely free of programming via the integrated web interface – without any changes to existing machine programs:

    The first step is to select and configure the sensors in the devices app. The supported range of sensors covers sensors with digital and analog interfaces to Bluetooth low energy, USB and RFID.

    In the second step, the data is preprocessed in the processing app and, in the third step, it is sent to higher-level systems. These can be different IoT services for data collection and analysis, such as the Production Performance Manager from Bosch Software Innovations or the Oracle IoT cloud.

     
  • Modularity

    Modularity for individual requirements

    For quick commissioning, different Java apps for typical application scenarios are provided with the IoT Gateway. The open, modular design allows you to flexibly adapt and expand the IoT Gateway to specific requirements. This is done with the simple expansion of Java apps for new sensors or for the specific connection of new IT solutions. These are provided either directly from Bosch Rexroth, our IT partners or the user.

     
  • Scalable

    Scalable and robust control hardware

    The IoT Gateway software is run on the IndraControl XM embedded control hardware from Rexroth. It meets high real-time requirements and can be expanded flexibly into a complete automation system with the scalable IndraControl S20 I/O system. The IoT Gateway hardware therefore meets the industrial requirements for an i4.0 upgrade of existing systems.

     
  • Future-proof

    Future-proof with open software architecture

    The IoT Gateway architecture is basically built on open software standards. Open-source Linux is used as the operating system. The integrated Java virtual machine enables efficient deployment of the Java applications and corresponding cloud services via the OSGi framework.

     
  • Use case

    IoT Gateway and Production Performance Manager

    At the Bosch plant in Homburg, engineers have used the IoT Gateway 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, 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 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.

     

    Description

    • Networking of existing machines (test beds) 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

     

    Result

    • ROI < 1.5 years
    • Maintenance costs -25 %
    • OEE +5 %
    • Complexity for manual testing -20 %