Data driven insight on the factory floor There have been few greater influences on the modern manufacturing process than the availability of data. That was the focus of Rolf Najork’s insightful interview, when he met with Alexey Belinsky, during the ‘Factory of the Future. LIVE’show at this year’s Bosch Connected World 2019. Total business integration CEO of international company Ctrl2Go, Alexey Belinsky has managed railway industry enterprises in Russia for over 10 years. His company specializes in bringing together Industry 4.0 technologies in the field of AI, IIoT, Smart and Predictive analytics, Robotization and digitalization of production facilities and services.Ctrl2Go carries out the development and implementation of intelligent high-tech solutions that can ensure the competitive advantages of business on the global market. It has been well established that predictive analytics will improve business operations, reducing downtime and repair costs and increasing efficiency. But the true value of predictive analytics will only be realized when it is integrated deeply throughout an organization at a business model level. The value of predictive analytics is clearly demonstrated through Clover Group's (Ctrl2Go portfolio company) case study, with predictive analytics implemented in almost 7.5 thousand locomotives in the Russian railway industry. Tracks 85,000km in length and 21,000 locomotives running from sub-zero environments to subtropical climates through an almost unpopulated landmass - predictive analytics keep this immense system operating efficiently, even when the unexpected happens. To get the complete picture, why not watch all of Rolf Najork’s exclusive and insightful interviews and discover how the Factory of the Future is taking shape for yourself? Tune in to Factory of the Future. LIVE – playing here now.
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How Data Has Improved the Manufacturing Process
Big data. The next big question
The power of data in our lives is indisputable, particularly when it comes to transforming the landscape of manufacturing. In his third exclusive interview, Rolf Najork speaks with Jörg Klingler to ask the big questions facing the future of Big Data.
As Senior Vice President Manufacturing Technology, Systems and Data from Bosch Automotive Electronics, Jörg Klingler faces the full range of manufacturing challenges head on. With 34,000 associates, between 38 locations across 15 countries Jörg believes that data is the essential component in handling volumes, diversity and complexity.
The advantage of near real time reporting
He explains, that today, the focus is very much be on the availability and transparency of data. For example, manual reporting, which is time intensive and offers slow response to deviations is now being replaced with data driven reporting in near real time.
Two stages must be put in place to achieve this transition: Firstly, the structuring and standardizing of our data, followed by the automizing of data collection and visualisation. The outcome is a reporting system that operates in near real time, which can be readily accessed anywhere in the world through smart devices. Instead of needing to monitor the performance manually, the application sets ‘alarms’ based on the current focus and the important data is distilled and provided to the user. Where experienced engineers would need weeks to identify the root cause of a problem, data software can suggest the most likely issue within minutes using pre-defined algorithms.
Jörg Klingler discusses the potential for the future with Rolf Najork, exploring progress with artificial intelligence and deep learning, furthering the journey on the road towards more autonomous systems.
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The shape of things to come.
Undoubtedly, one of the most important questions for our industry today: What will shape the future of manufacturing and logistics? That was the question that Chairman and Member of the Bosch Board, Rolf Najork was keen to ask Sven Hamann in his second interview to take place at Bosch Connected World 2019. Real world experience. As Senior Vice President of Bosch Connected Industry, who better than Sven Hamann to take centre stage to share his vision of the journey ahead? Sven Hamann explains that Bosch Connected Industry is the brain of the Factory of the Future. The software portfolio Nexeed, analyses data, builds-up knowledge and then supports decision making. Nexeed offers a holistic solution not only from the sensor to the cloud but also across the whole value chain, from manufacturing to logistics. He believes that user-centered service solutions will mark the way forward supported by our holistic i4.0 software. Naturally, each solution will need to be rigorously tested and proven within Bosch, before it goes on to be shared with the external market. Real world solutions. What sets Bosch Connected Industry apart in delivering our vision of the future is our competence and experience gained in over 280 plants throughout the world. This enables us to deliver real world solutions supported by our own experience in manufacturing, used daily in Bosch’s own production plants. Working together. Sven Hamann guides us through a couple of use-cases, the Nexeed Production Performance Manager aided BMW in their Center of Competence for Electromobility and Lightweight Design. The process curve display provided quality parameter data to facilitate decision making about the evaluation of systems in the proof of concept stage, as well as providing solutions to optimize production and make processes more transparent. Nexeed Track and Trace enabled NOX (European market leader in overnight deliveries) by equipping their containers with sensors to pair them with their transport jobs, leading to full transparency within the logistics hub, as well as decreased down-time by managing the flow of the ever-growing number of moving parts in the Factory of the Future with an ROI of less than 2 years. On the horizon.
Sven Hamann gives us a key insight into the innovation pipeline, speaking on the transition from ‘Connected Industry’ to ‘Intelligent Industry’, and how AI will play a key role in this. Bosch Connected Industry work closely with the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence to integrate high level research results into their products. If AI is the brain, then 5G will act as the central nervous system of the Factory of the Future as it grows and matures through Edge Computing, service layer and distributed intelligence. Combined with this, Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs), will not only supply us with global traceability but also provide the basis for future business models operating across different platforms. Why not see the future take shape for yourself? Watch Rolf Najork's insightful interview with Sven Hamann playing here now For more information on solutions from Bosch Connected Industry: www.bosch-connected-industry.com
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The Intelligent Factory. In the hot seat. We’re committed to delivering our vision of Now. Next. Beyondand what better place than Bosch Connected World 2019 (which took place in Berlin on May 15-16) to meet the stars helping to make it happen? That was the idea behind Factory of the Future. LIVE– a series of LIVE interviews brought to you by Rolf Najork our Chairman, member of the Bosch Board, and occasional chat show host. At Bosch Rexroth, we’re busy bringing the intelligent factory to life - turning yesterday’s science fiction into today’s science fact. That’s why, Rolf was keen to meet his very first three guests, Thomas Fechner, who heads up our Factory of the Future innovations team, Dr. Stephan Beyer, CEO of BigRep and Dr. Matthias Meier from Bosch Corporate Research. Intelligence on the factory floor Thomas Fechner describes how, far from being the stuff of science fiction, the Factory of the Future is rooted very much in the here and now, as robotics adapt to their role working alongside human co-workers through technology such as our own system APAS. As we speak, humans and machines are working side by side on the factory floor - with intelligent robots collaborating, learning and operating with safety front of mind. To further enhance this relationship, we are already working to develop an intelligent factory floor to support both humans and machines as they move, with optimum efficiency, about their working environment. From enabling intralogistics through ActiveShuttle to facilitating the future of hydraulic systems through Cytrobox – we pride ourselves on being the drivers, rather than the passengers, on the journey towards the Factory of the Future. Intelligence in partnership Dr. Stephan Beyer, CEO from BigRep explains that intralogistics are already being enabled in projects such as the development partnership with Rexroth, where together with Active Shuttle technology, a modular AGV was developed and a customised chassis printed. Until recently 3D printing technology was recognised only in prototype production, but thanks to connectivity, closed looped feedback systems for automatic adjustments and reliable production in small quantities - it‘s rapidly making its way as a mass production technology. Ultimately, for end-users such as part manufacturers in the automotive and aerospace industry this allows integrated data into CAD systems for fully print verified designs, automated digital workflow to render pre-designed products with individual dimensions and full connectivity capabilities. Creating the intelligent factory is certainly not a challenge that one can face alone. Therefore, BigRep works with development partners and end-users in industries from the automotive sector to aerospace. Together, we are accelerating the time to market with the latest 3D prototyping technology, as well as maximizing real-time efficiency and minimizing in-house process costs. Finally, Matthias Meier, explains the relevance of ARENA2036, where solutions for Now. Next and Beyond are already being built. This collaborative research environment based in Stuttgart, enables us to explore not just the design and engineering specific to automobiles but also the development of flexible initiatives through which the Factory of the Future will thrive. ARENA2036, has 31 strong partners from academia and industry, which are essential in bringing to life the core technology building blocks needed for the journey towards the Factory of the Future. A great example of this, Rolf Najork points out, is ARENA2036’s contribution to the Intelligent Floor. The advantages of the collaborative environment are not just a highly motivated team, but a more efficient transition from the initial idea to the first working prototype and quicker facilitation of scalability. To get the complete picture, why not watch Rolf Najork’s exclusive and insightful interviews in full and discover how the Factory of the Future is taking shape right now? Tune into Factory of the Future. LIVE - playing here now.
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Our new brand identity has now been officially recognized as outstanding. At the German Brand Award 2019, we won gold as the best brand in the Industry, Machines & Engineering category and the Winner award for Corporate Identity.
The two awards confirm that the Rexroth brand is unique, modern and future-proof. Better still, it effectively highlights the message: WE MOVE. YOU WIN. Building the brand We modernized our brand communication and branding in 2018 with a new logo, new colors, a new corporate identity and the positioning statement: "We create movement". The new brand communication underscores this claim and picks up on the most important trends in mechanical and plant engineering: from components to digital and connected solutions. The new corporate design is especially tailored for digital media. While its move pattern on smartphones and tablets fascinates users, it can be also used effectively on a building, in a room or in print media. The latest "rexroth" trademark supplemented with "A Bosch Company" shows customers, suppliers and other stakeholders that we are part of a large corporation and yet act independently. Rexroth stands for forward-looking solutions that are safe, efficient, intelligent, and powerful: WE MOVE. YOU WIN. Setting the standards The German Brand Award is a unique award that recognizes outstanding brand management. The competition is organized by the German Brand Institute, which was founded by the German Design Council and the consulting firm GMK Markenberatung. The German Design Council is one of the world's leading competence centers for communication and knowledge transfer in design. The independent jury is made up of top-class brand-industry and brand-science experts. They award prizes in the categories "Excellent Brands" for product and company brands in a specific industry and "Excellence in Brand Strategy and Creation" for the best campaigns, concepts and strategies in individual disciplines. The independent jury's evaluation criteria include independence and brand type, differentiation from the competition, target group relevance, design quality of the brand presentation, degree of innovation and sustainability. The competition participants are nominated by the German Design Council or apply on their own initiative. The German Brand Awards are presented annually and are of enormous importance in the industry.
We WIN. Not one, but two awards:
The German Brand Award 2019 GOLD award in the category Excellent Brands - Industry, Machines & Engineering
German Brand Award 2019 as WINNER in the category Excellence in Brand Strategy and Creation - Corporate Identity.
These awards demonstrate that Rexroth's brand relaunch is a resounding success and makes an important contribution to the company's success. The independent jury confirmed: The Rexroth brand stands for forward-looking solutions that are safe, efficient, intelligent and powerful.
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