The worldwide distributed locations of a confectionery manufacturer are networked via a central cloud. The aim was to provide the various stakeholders from the management and control of the company with information on the utilization of the production capacity of the individual sweet plants, the quality of the products, the processing status of orders, etc..
The majority of the data remains in the Edge, i.e. in the data centre of the respective locations. Only the raw data actually required to calculate key parameters or the information calculated from the raw data is transferred to the cloud. This has been analysed against the background of data and know-how protection and defined in fine granular terms. At the same time, the quality of the determined information was improved by adding further sensors. IoT solutions based on mobile radio are suitable for remote and possibly self-sufficiently operating facilities such as pumping stations in order to make the sensor data available in the IoT cloud. In the production facilities themselves, sensors were retrofitted using mesh networks.
We will present this solution and our Meshnet technology at the Automatisierungstreff from 19-21 February 19 in Böblingen.
This information is accessible via an individually designed industry app. The app is distributed through a corporate App Store and is available for Android and iOS devices. In addition, all employees can create individual views of the database according to their specific tasks and orders using user-specific dashboards and a few clicks. Today this view, tomorrow this view, that is in the hands of every employee.
This project will be implemented as a joint project with the company Elco Industrie Automation and provided as a demonstrator within the framework of the association Marktplatz I4.0 e.V. With this demonstrator the potential of IIoT, Cloud and Apps can be experienced. Impulses for new business models are inevitable.