For a future worth living
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The Digital business area focuses on improving processes in production and thus optimizing the efficiency of companies across the entire value chain.
With the@vanced integrative platform, we have created a holistic solution for this purpose. It provides connectivity and operability for the various systems of our customers as well as partners from neighboring industries intelligently. Based on the aggregated data, our customers are able to leverage synergy effects and tap new potential on their own.
In order to continuously develop our existing digital product portfolio, we are already working intensively on our future topics: ensuring technological progress, seizing the opportunities of digitization, and addressing climate change.
To this end, we are cooperating both within the Group and with other companies. Investments in promising start-ups and cooperation with universities complement these and secure our position as one of the leading providers of digital solutions in the mechanical engineering sector.
the@vanced offers digital intelligence for manufacturing. The IIOT platform (Industrial Internet of Things) connects machines, production and companies. It monitors production and bundles all relevant information for high production quality, resource conservation and low downtimes:
- Machine data in real time
- Detailed operating and process logs
- Order overview and batch status
- Maintenance videos and instructions
- Spare parts information and ordering
Thanks to state-of-the-art web technology, the@vanced delivers this data on machinery, process flows and also the human factor conveniently and easily to the decision-makers' mobile devices - anywhere, anytime.
In this way, the platform enables safe, efficient production around the clock. Important decisions can be made quickly and objectively based on data.
The intelligent services of the Digital business unit enable manufacturing at a new level. The basis is formed by the three pillars of efficiency:
Smart Production - being efficient
- Analysis of orders, machines and teams
- Retrieval of production data & machine status in real time
- Exchange of data with other systems and processes
- Digital logs of all manufacturing elements
Smart Maintenance - stay efficient
- Easy access to spare parts information and maintenance videos via QR code
- Overview of maintenance status and cycles
Smart Operation - Increasing Efficiency
- Big Data: Using aggregated information to tap new potentials
Standard views or individual evaluations provide information as a basis for even more efficient production.
There are many different factors that can influence maintenance cycles and product quality.
Different environmental characteristics have an immediate effect:
- Air pressure
- Vibration levels
the@dge unit is simply installed and connected via LAN cable (PoE) and communicates with the@vanced.
Another important aspect for increasing product quality and availability, but also a building block on the way to predictive maintenance, machine learning and artificial intelligence.