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Bosch at Hannover Messe 2017

Bosch at Hannover Messe 2017

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Welcome to the digital factory

Experience a wealth of Industry 4.0 applications at our trade fair booth!

There was plenty to see at Hannover Messe 2017! We’ve put together our highlights in a brief summary for you:

  • the quick and easy way to get your existing plants and new machinery ready for Industry 4.0
  • transparent, multi-variant, flexible manufacturing based on smart software solutions
  • intelligent systems for human-machine collaboration

During the five days of the trade show, the digital factory continuously generated, collected, analyzed, and further processed live data to facilitate value-adding services. From fully connected production lines to Industry 4.0 retrofits for new and existing machines and human-machine collaboration, we presented visitors with a chance to see Industry 4.0 solutions at work in real-life conditions.
The interaction between the physical and virtual worlds of manufacturing clearly demonstrates the potential of connected manufacturing for opening up and optimizing a range of applications. Visitors were able to see how the digitalization of industry is advancing in leaps and bounds. We can offer you the support and solutions you need to increase the efficiency, flexibility, and quality of your value chain.

Industry 4.0 retrofit project

Sensors and software update Robert Bosch’s original 1887 lathe for the Industry 4.0 age

130-year-old pedal-powered, cast-iron lathe at the Hannover Messe 2017 Icon lens
130-year-old pedal-powered, cast-iron lathe

One hundred and thirty years ago our founder, Robert Bosch, used a pedal-powered, cast-iron lathe to manufacture parts for magneto ignition systems. We catapulted his lathe out of the museum and into the Industry 4.0 age in one fell swoop.This transformation is a great example of how you can increase the transparency of machines and devices by “tuning” them for Industry 4.0. The data generated in the production process and recorded by the sensors is collected and then processed in the production management system to allow local monitoring of the machine’s status.

Includes the following solutions: Starter Kit: Production Performance Manager and IoT Gateway

Industry 4.0 production line

Transparent, flexible, multi-variant production on the Industry 4.0 production line

Industry 4.0 production line at the Hannover Messe 2017 Icon lens
Industry 4.0 production line

The production line consists of three automatic and two manual modules and produces different types of machine controllers. RFID chips are attached to the component and are directly connected to the production order. In this way scanners recognize which variant of the control is to be produced at the beginning of the production process. All relevant machine, sensor, and production data is recorded in near-real time and collected, visualized, analyzed, and monitored by smart software solutions. Various other useful services are available to create additional added value.

Includes the following solutions: ActiveAssist, ActiveCockpit, Data Analytics Server, IoT Gateway, IT Shopfloor Solutions, Nexo Nutrunner, Production Performance Manager incl. Production Performance Management Protocol (PPMP), ProSyst Gateway Software, XDK Sensor

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Industry 4.0 flexible production line

Intelligent systems for human-machine collaboration

Industry 4.0 production line at the Hannover Messe 2017 Icon lens
Flexible APAS production line

Humans and machines work hand in hand at the flexible production line. The line consists of three different automated production assistants (APAS), which support humans with easy and monotonous tasks or with ergonomically challenging jobs. The production modules can be combined with different platforms upon request, and can be integrated seamlessly into various production concepts. A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) brings together the data generated from the line in the Production Performance Manager, where they are visualized and analyzed. Experience live how the APAS production assistants support staff in their daily work, and how they can assist you in increasing the efficiency and productivity of your manufacturing facilities.

Includes the following solutions: APAS assistant, APAS inspector, APAS workstation, Production Performance Manager

Learn more in our industry news from 1887 and 2017

Industry 4.0: Solution overview

Experience the factory of the future with Industry 4.0

Welcome to the future with industry 4.0
Future production with Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 solutions make production processes more efficient and flexible. Connected machines enable companies to adapt their manufacturing processes more rapidly, so they can respond quickly to changing market requirements.

Check out tomorrow’s manufacturing concepts and the opportunities they offer!

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