Industry 4.0

Improving OEE as Pay-per-use? Yes!

Philipp Osterwalders post on “how to connect a machine in just 4 hours” is an impressive report on pace in Industry 4.0 projects. The use case he shared with us is on Filter Monitoring. The implementation site of the project is at Bosch Rexroth plant in Homburg. About 25 percent of failure costs for long-term

Connected Industry empowering tightening experts – Starter Kit for improved Process Quality

© Bosch Software Innovations GmbH Even before the VDI/VDE guideline 2862 was established, tightening specialists in the field of industrial production have been in high demand. In many companies, detailed knowledge about complications arising in safety-critical connections and their solution is a rare commodity. Here condition monitoring and real-time analysis solutions can significantly expand the

Time is money: snappy automation of testing machines

Usefully combining automation and IT is not only typical of Industry 4.0. In the engineering of measuring and testing machines, open interfaces also unleash great potential for efficiency. With the aid of National Instruments’ LabVIEW graphic programming environment and Open Core Engineering, they can now be modelled and automated in an integrated manner without creating


“Variable speed is the key”

Interview with Achim Richartz Variable speed pump drives are supposed to make hydraulic machines more effcient. If it was up to Achim Richartz, Product Manager for industrial hydraulics control systems at Bosch Rexroth, we would only talk about electro-hydraulic systems instead of electronics or hydraulics in the future. Mr. Richartz, you are the head of

Packaging without failure

Harnessing Industry 4.0 potential as partners How well does my packaging machine actually perform? How do I make inexpensive adjustments in order to optimize productivity, quality and efficiency? Users can answer these questions with Industry 4.0 tools. But how to get started? The ” Condition Monitoring Services” complete service helps users get introduced to the

Hydraulikaggregate neu gedacht!

New design for hydraulic power units

Optimum power, less installation space: Thanks to new intellectual and design approaches, compact hydraulic power units increase the economic efficiency of machine tools. Powerful force in a very confined space In the production world, hydraulics are firmly established. Machine tool manufacturers appreciate hydraulics for their high power density, toughness and modular design. In the lower

Auch Industrie 4.0 braucht Kraft und Drehmoment

Even I4.0 needs power and torque

Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things are a hot topic of discussion in mechanical engineering, and rightly so. This could easily give the impression that sooner or later it will be possible to replicate any technical requirement in software and perform it electronically. As long as real machines and systems produce real products, however,

Hydraulik und Industrie 4.0 Chancen und Herausforderungen Teil 3

Hydraulics and Industry 4.0 (Part 3)

Displacer instead of throttle control Modern hydraulic system solutions require often significantly less hardware components because tasks which have been carried out by the valve technology in the past, are now done by the software. The classic throttle control with valves is replaced increasingly with an intelligent displacer control with variable flow via internal gear

Hydraulics and Industry 4.0 (Part 2)

Chances and challenges Motion Controls Motion controls for hydraulic actuators close the control loop in a decentralized way and release the superior control. Functions which were previously purely hydromechanical or hydraulic, are now moved into the software: Predefi ned functions take over the control of position, velocity, distance/force, diff erent synchronous cylinders or path-dependent braking.

Hydraulik und Industrie 4.0 Chancen und Herausforderungen Teil 3

Hydraulics and Industry 4.0 (Part 1)

Chances and challenges Industry 4.0 is currently the most frequently discussed topic in system and mechanical engineering and for industrial end users. The horizontal and vertical interconnection requires intelligence which is distributed on several levels – like the one widely used in electric drives – and standardized and open interfaces (as far as possible) for