“We presented our cloud-based applications for data integration and networking across the supply chain at various exhibition stands. Interest was high thanks to the announcements from the automotive sector by VW and BMW about industrial clouds. In close cooperation with SupplyOn and German Edge Cloud, IoTOS is offering an integration service that connects supplier plants to VW and BMW’s new industrial clouds. The automotive suppliers’ plants can thus be easily integrated into the OEMs’ digital production platforms,” explains Maria Christina Bienek, Business Development Manager at IoTOS GmbH.
Track & Trace and machine learning supported by German Edge Cloud
The applications from IoTOS are also important digitisation tools for electronics suppliers. At HANOVER FAIR, IoTOS, together with SupplyOn, SoftProject and German Edge Cloud, presented a use case that was implemented at the premises of electronics supplier Limtronik on an edge data centre from German Edge Cloud. The project is aimed at supporting the seamless tracking of a production job in near real-time – from the order to the delivery of the goods at the customer’s plant. Thanks to the hybrid cloud-based IoTOS Track & Trace application, the customer has full control over the production progress of its goods at the supplier at all times and can immediately draw on the available production quality data when evaluating field failures.
Limtronik, together with German Edge Cloud and the Fraunhofer Institute, is currently implementing a use case on smart predictive maintenance and artificial intelligence at its premises. The solution runs on a German Edge Cloud Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS)-based edge data centre and is supplemented by IoTOS Suite services such as Track & Trace. At the trade fair, the participating companies demonstrated the advantages of edge computing – especially for high-availability processes such as machine learning.
The focus here is on optimising the qualitative and quantitative output of two high-volume SMT production systems. The electronics factory benefits from quality improvements, avoids unexpected downtimes and maximises the availability of machine capacity, which ultimately results in increased efficiency and cost optimisations.
Water quality tracking system on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Another Hanover Fair 2019 highlight was the presentation of a water quality tracking system for monitoring the water quality in wastewater and drinking water treatment plants, lakes, rivers and coastal regions via the world’s leading cloud platform from AWS – because clean water is the world’s most important resource. At the fair, IoTOS and its partners answered questions about the implementation of this IoT application. The solution was developed by TriOS, GESAT, MACHEREY-NAGEL, SoftProject, the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB) and IoTOS, and is installed on AWS’ public cloud platform. The companies jointly presented the first release of the water quality tracking system (WQTS) based on the IoTOS Suite, aimed at operators of wastewater and drinking water treatment plants worldwide.