The "SmartBox" developed by the Fraunhofer IOSB-INA in Lemgo is a universally applicable solution that identifies anomalies in processes in a wide variety of production environments on the basis of PROFI-NET data. The solution requires no configuration and learns the process behaviour.
The Smart Box has already been successfully tested in numerous companies in the automotive, logistics and production sectors. The applications have shown that the Fraunhofer solution can increase the productivity of a plant by between five and eight percent and significantly reduce the cost of identifying production defects.
Fraunhofer offers companies a further relief with its retrofitting solutions, with which machines and systems in existing buildings can be made fit for Industry 4.0 applications without great investment expenditure. The spectrum ranges from mobile production data acquisition systems in suitcase format for potential studies to permanently installable retrofitting solutions.
The basis for this is intelligent sensor systems, cloud connections and machine learning methods for data analysis. In this way, processes can be optimised and more transparency, control, planning, security and flexibility in production can be achieved. Here, Fraunhofer IOSB-INA is presenting a retrofitting application with a 30-year-old drill press. The recorded production data is visualized by an additional application for human-machine interaction.