How can data be evaluated and interpreted in its entirety in a cloud? At Hannover Messe, SmartFactoryKL and partners will demonstrate a solution when the production plant uses different clouds.
SmartFactoryKL demonstrates just such a cloud platform – one that aggregates the entire expert knowledge of all cloud solutions – in collaboration with its 19 partners at the production plant. This solution is presented at the joint exhibit stand of SmartFactoryKL and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) at the Hannover Messe from April 23-27, 2018 (Hall 8, Stand D18).
At the SmartFactoryKL facility, various cloud solutions are connected to the assembly modules by the corresponding edge devices. For example, for predictive maintenance the quality assurance module uses a different cloud than the assembly module.
The SmartFactoryKL cloud, as the higher level cloud platform, merges the data from the separate manufacturer clouds and checks it before making the targeted distribution. In this way, the SmartFactoryKL cloud draws conclusions from faulty or deviant data and communicates the appropriate maintenance instruction via smart phone or a smart device like data glasses to the worker.
The user-specific services of the future will still be provided only by experts, i.e., the suppliers of individual cloud solutions. This means that a company is required to access multiple clouds containing different data. For practical purposes, this implies a manufacturing cloud platform that can be networked with the various clouds in use.
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