Industry 4.0 in PracticeIndustry 4.0 in the Solutions Park
Pepperl+Fuchs will again be exhibiting applications of Industry 4.0 technologies in a Solutions Park at the SPS/IPC/Drives trade fair in Nuremberg.
“Connected Customisation” uses a multi-sensor system of LiDAR scanners and colour cameras to create a point cloud of the visitor, who can then view their coloured 3-D image from all sides on their mobile device. The visitor will also be presented with a trade fair magazine personalised with a print of their own image.
“Cloud-based RFID Solution” demonstrates an astonishingly simple solution in which production resources are registered using RFID. This then facilitates powerful asset management in Neoception's—a Pepperl+Fuchs subsidiary—cloud system without the need for a PLC with corresponding programming.
The “Sensor Data in the Cloud” exhibit shows a production unit with IO-Link sensors and actuators that are integrated into Software AG's Cumulocity Cloud via a Dell gateway equipped with the corresponding Neoception software agent. The Cumulocity solution allows plant statuses to be centrally recorded and managed as well as compared across multiple plants.
Application scenarios involving sensors that work wirelessly in the Internet of Things are shown in “Internet of Sensors.” These include, for example, fill levels of glass recycling containers in Smart Cities, the status of manual control valves for Smart Industry or facilities, as well as statuses of transport containers for Smart Logistics.
Pepperl+Fuchs is one of the world´s leading providers of industrial sensors and explosion protection. Based on an intense dialogue with our customers for more than 70 years we continue to develop new components and solutions, which support their applications the best way possible.
For the landmark topic Industrie 4.0 (Industrial Internet of Things) we develop innovative technologies that pave the way to the digital networked production and to data transfer across all hierarchy levels – even beyond companies´ boundaries.
Industrial sensors: focus on the market
Market-specific solutions dominate an extensive portfolio of industrial sensors that covers all applications the market requires from today´s automation technology. From the inductive and capacitive to the photoelectrical and highly precise ultrasonic sensors, identification systems and many more Pepperl+Fuchs offers all current operating principles in a broad variety.
Sensorik4.0® provides sensor technology for Industrie 4.0. Our technologies enable sensors without difficulty to communicate horizontally within the production process and to exchange data vertically – even into higher-level information systems such as MES or ERP.
Process interfaces: secure applications
Components and technologies for use in hazardous areas are designed to fit the most specific requirements in the industries we serve. They guarantee maximum availability at maximum safety. Isolated barriers, signal isolators, remote I/O or fieldbus systems, HMIs and many other technologies offer solutions for a wide range of applications including certified packaged solutions and all types of explosion protection.
Ex-Protection4.0 brings digital networked Industrie 4.0-production structures to process industries. With concept studies like Ethernet for Process Automation integrated communication throughout all levels of an automation system via Ethernet becomes feasible – for the first time ever even down to the filed level.
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