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The Industry of the Future from Bosch Software Innovations
As in many other areas of our everyday lives, the Internet of Things is also becoming prevalent in industry, where it connects real and virtual worlds of production. The fusion of these two worlds via the Internet enables manufacturers to connect all machines, products, and systems involved in the production process. This means that machines and products can now communicate with each other. Moreover, they can independently control each other.
The classical production hierarchy in factories, which is strongly characterized by centralized control, is increasingly being replaced by a flexible, self-organized factory (Smart Factory). Another important factor will be the connection of factories to one production network across country and company borders (Global Factory).
Advent of the fourth industrial revolutionExperts are already talking about a fourth industrial revolution. And with good reason – not only is the Internet of Things transforming factory control and production structures, it is also increases agility and flexibility in the production process. It will enable us to individualize even the smallest volumes to a high degree while retaining optimum productivity, thereby optimizing multi-variant series production. It will allow companies to involve their customers more closely in the production process and to react faster on changing market requirements.
Bosch Software Innovations in the industry of the future
In the industry of the future, software-based system and service platforms – such as the one supplied by Bosch Software Innovations – will play a large role. They will enable the real and virtual worlds to be connected and therefore communication between objects. Incoming data masses will be filtered, evaluated, and translated into meaningful information, which will form the basis of rule- and process-based measures.
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Big bang or evolutionary development?
The ideal scenario envisages a self-controlling production process, in which production reacts autonomously to changes or faults and takes appropriate measures. We are currently at the beginning of such a development, which will gradually become established in industry.
Initial steps at Bosch
Even today, the maintenance and repair needs of some machines in the Bosch plant at Feuerbach can be monitored from anywhere in the world via a remote condition monitoring system and appropriate measures such as ordering spare parts or booking a service technician can be initiated if required.
Currently Bosch Software Innovations is implementing a solution for the early detection of machine failure in conjunction with a global leader in drive and control technologies, so that it will be possible in future to avoid stoppages in production and the resulting costs.More on predictive maintenance
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