Insights into Industry 4.0
Production Performance Management
Using Industry 4.0 to cut costs, boost quality, and increase output
In this webcat you find out how our industry 4.0 software solution supports your digital transformation. From condition monitoring to process monitoring and predictive maintenance – our I4.0 software for your use case.
Data analytics in manufacturing
Industrial analytics projects are an excellent starting point for Industry 4.0 initiatives. They assist production managers in effectively analyzing existing large quantities of information (big data) to identify unknown correlations and achieve insights about production processes, in addition to generating benefits along the value chain.
Production Performance Management
The Production Performance Manager is our software solution for implementing preventive maintenance. In this webcast, you will learn how Production Performance Manager makes preventive maintenance a reality and how you can systematically improve machine availability.
Asia Pacific Industrial IoT platforms & approach to I4.0 projects implementation
Learn more about challenges such as implementations issues companies might face across Asia Pacific, and why it is important to start small with a Proof-of-Concept (POC) project. Discover analysts’ opinions on their strengths and weaknesses of the eight major Industrial IoT vendors in Asia Pacific, including Bosch, Fujitsu, GE, MS and others.
Frost Industry Quotient: Asia Pacific Industrial IoT Cloud Platforms 2016
According to Frost & Sullivan, Bosch Software Innovations is recognized as the leader in the Asia Pacific Market, "able to approach industrial companies with full practical understanding of their day-to-day operational challenges and provide real-world solutions to meet them". Frost & Sullivan considers this understanding a key differentiator. Do you want to make an informed decision on Industrial IoT platform providers?
Experton Group: Industry 4.0 / Internet of Things Vendor Benchmark 2017
In October 2016, the German analyst company Experton Group published the 2nd edition of “Industry 4.0 / IoT Vendor Benchmark 2017“. This research evaluates and positions the most important Industry 4.0 / IoT providers in the German market.
Rule-based analysis of production data – manufacturing experts at the heart of Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 is making manufacturing increasingly smarter, more flexible, and more transparent.The most significant role in this changing environment is played by people – they are the creators of the factory of the future. One key point is that the software should be tailored to manufacturing expert’s needs. What this requires and the opportunities it offers are the subject of this white paper.
Industry 4.0 market study: Demand for connected software solutions
What do users in manufacturing companies require from software solutions, both today and in the future? Where do they see demand for solutions and functionalities to improve their production KPIs? And what obstacles are there to overcome in order to sustainably implement Industry 4.0 software solutions? You’ll find answers to these and other questions in the latest Bosch Software Innovations market study.
Industrial Internet: Putting the vision into practice
Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet is more than just a vision of the future. Using current technologies to connect physical objects to the virtual world is already yielding new business models. Machine and component manufacturers have an opportunity to drive forward their service business and secure their own personal competitive edge. Are you interested in reading the entire study?
Experton Group: Industry 4.0 / Internet of Things Vendor Benchmark 2016
According to Experton, Bosch Software Innovations offers a highly attractive product and service range as well as a very strong position in the market and among competitors in those categories. As a leader, Bosch Software Innovations is referred to as a guarantee for innovation and stability, as a strategic driver and opinion leader.
From concept to production: a 5-step approach towards successful Industry 4.0 projects
Much has been discussed about Industry 4.0 and how it can help optimize operations in a plant, and even change the way manufacturers all over the world run their businesses. But change usually comes with risks. In this white paper, Frost & Sullivan outlines 5 steps manufacturers can follow along their Industry 4.0 journey.
The OSRAM Ticket Manager
Bosch and OSRAM have connected over 80 different machines, some older than others, at OSRAM’s Berlin location. The plant for xenon automotive lamps now has the “OSRAM Ticket Manager”, with which OSRAM supports its employees as it moves toward digital, flexible production. At the heart of this concept is the Bosch Production Performance Manager. This system takes what can be highly varied streams of machine data and then coordinates, harmonizes, and processes them into useful information – based on rules and in real time. Workers can now simply consult an app for a status report on their machines and systems. It presents a clear overview of any upcoming tasks, such as maintenance work or resupplying materials, allowing them to be organized and assessed. The app also provides access to all information about key tasks.
Data analytics in process engineering at Bosch
At Bosch, highest quality tops the agenda when it comes to coating processes. That’s why the company launched a data analytics project. The objective was to clearly identify the process parameters that have a decisive impact on coating quality and recognize cause/effect correlations that previously went unnoticed. The predictive models developed are then applied to real-time data, in order to promptly detect deviations from the expected quality and, in turn, avoid corresponding quality losses. In projects such as these, we rely on a methodology developed in-house and on the application of complex machine learning methods.
Automotive plant in China pools and visualizes data of their retrofitted machine tools
Bosch Automotive Diesel Systems started a Connected Chiron System project to prove a cost-effective way to retrofit existing systems with IoT functionality. Connected devices such as sensors and RFID chips attached to each unit collect information about the status and performance of machines and sending it to the Production Performance Manager. This provides near real-time analytics and visualization, while the Ticket Management Module directs the information where it’s needed using rule-based tasks. This system ensures visibility into the performance of individual machines, gives insight into the production system, and allows to track each item throughout the assembly line.
Optimization of production planning and scheduling – pilot with Bosch Automotive Electronics
At a Bosch plant in Suzhou, China, Bosch Software Innovations has realized an Industry 4.0 software project that promotes the manufacturing of high product variance in automotive electronic products. A joint project with the plant was established to develop a software solution for streamlining the complex production planning setup with high and low runners. It also manages clusters of highly parallel machines and lines to enable pool production for single steps in the manufacturing process. The result: Productivity improvements of up to 40% and stock level reductions of up to 30%.
Monitoring production data of multiple EDM machines at Bosch Diesel Systems
To be able to react more quickly to faults and deviations, Bosch’s plant in Homburg has installed the Production Rules Configurator. This solution allows staff to monitor production data from multiple EDM machines and subject it to rule-based analysis. As a result, they can avoid production downtimes and quality losses.
Secure remote access solution in use at Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH
In its hunt for a secure and efficient remote servicing solution, Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH has hit the mark with Remote Service Manager. The secure remote access solution allows it to quickly access devices and facilities installed on customers’ premises in the event of a system failure. This reduces the number of unscheduled disruptions and enables service technicians to diagnose some two thirds of issues remotely and take immediate action to resolve the problem.
Tightening Process Quality Starter Kit
The Tightening Process Quality Starter Kit connects your tightening system to the Production Performance Manager, allowing you to monitor, compare, and document complex or even safety-critical tightening processes in near real-time. Direct access to this process data helps you assure quality to make production more profitable.
Manufacturing Analytics tools & services
With our Manufacturing Analytics tools & services, we assist production experts in extracting valuable insights from existing production data. This contributes significantly to the resolution of prevailing problems, in addition to bolstering continuous improvement efforts, and thereby promoting sustainable competitive capability.
Production Performance Manager – systematic improvements to production
The Production Performance Manager is an information and evaluation system that improves your production systematically. The Production Performance Manager consists of a modular and scalable system. Selectable modules and add-ons supplement the software solution with specialized functionalities that are perfectly suited to your unique use cases and requirements.
Production Performance Starter Kit
Monitoring and analyzing production data is an essential part of Industry 4.0 projects and a decisive factor in optimizing the production process. Launch your Industry 4.0 project with the Production Performance Starter Kit, including consulting, an individual training session, and the Production Performance Manager software solution.
Starter Kit: Production Performance Manager and IoT Gateway
With the Starter Kit, you can find out almost immediately how ready your production facility is for Industry 4.0. The combination of expert knowledge, software, and hardware provides you with a simple and cost-efficient way of networking your machinery and systems. You can then use the new information you gain to improve your production processes and product quality.
Production Rules Configurator – rule-based analysis of production data
Based on graphically modeled rules, this software monitors compliance with the parameters established for the production process. The system detects any deviations and notifies the worker in charge directly. Production data from existing systems, such as MES (manufacturing execution system), provides the basis for rule-based analysis.
Remote Service Manager: secure remote access to physically separated plants
Disruptions have to be resolved rapidly, since unplanned equipment and plant downtime can quickly become costly. With the Remote Service Manager, you can offer your customers the service they need. A secure remote connection allows service technicians to complete commissioning, diagnostic, and maintenance work much more quickly and efficiently than before.
Industry 4.0 consultancy
Our Industry 4.0 consultancy can help you pave the way to effective implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions. Doing so will aid you in securing a decisive, long-term competitive advantage. We begin by jointly identifying how Industry 4.0 can help you. We then accompany you every step of they way, as we tap potential – ranging from the fundamentals of lean production to fully automated RFID entries.