SmartFactoryKL demonstrates vertical integration using edge devices at Hannover Messe 2018.
How can an existing work unit be digitalized? Many manufacturing companies see this as a major issue for the vertical integration and retrofitting of their existing brownfield systems. The partner consortium of SmartFactoryKL presents a variety of solutions on the Industrie 4.0 production plant exhibited at the joint stand of SmartFactoryKL and DFKI (Hall 8, Stand D18) at Hannover Messe Trade Fair from April 24-28, 2018. Various edge devices supplied by the partner companies are in use, but the task is always the same for the different technical designs: to collect condition data from the production machines, which is then forwarded via the existing integration level using a standard OPC UA communication protocol to the cloud platform for further processing. In the context of condition monitoring, conclusions can be drawn about the machines using smart data analytics which, for example, helps to predict when maintenance tasks should be performed.
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