The smart factory becomes reality through the creation and digitalisation of a completely automated manufacturing cell. It consists of two machining centres and four loading stations, connected by a Kuka robot, so that they can be loaded quickly and efficiently. The cell is completely self-contained and fully automated.
All productive elements of the system architecture - from open-edge components on the shop floor level to an open cloud platform - are included. Following the brownfield approach, the environment is set up on the already existing infrastructure and its processes are optimised.
Four partners are involved in the project-related ecosystem: KUKA acts as the customer and provides the internal IT infrastructure and the operational technology (OT). SAP contributes a solution for Asset Intelligence Network (AIN). The specialist for plug & play machine digitalisation 3d Signals is responsible for dashboarding and retrofitting. And finally, Fujitsu, as project manager with years of experience and expertise, ensures a continuous end-to-end system integration of all components.
More information about the use case can be found here (in German): https://blog.de.fujitsu.com/connected-services/die-smart-factory-wird-realitaet/
Customer values/problems solved
- Holistic view of the production unit’s performance, so improvements can be made at any time
- Early detection and avoidance of unplanned machine downtime
- Higher productivity and significant cost savings
- Cloud Computing
- Edge Computing