Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

toii – preparing the way to Industry 4.0 for SMEs

toii – preparing the way to Industry 4.0 for SMEs

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Background

The digital transformation and the growing platform economy are opening up new possibilities for industry to develop innovative products, services and business models. This transformation is aided by the seamless digitization of production along the value chain: the general aim is to link together machinery and equipment at different sites and companies so that industrial processes can be fully automated and the data obtained put to valuable use. While a key component of this “economy” has already been created in the form of cloud-based IoT platforms, the data integration process and its direct use in production is making only slow progress. This is particularly true of small and medium-size enterprises.

Project

The key to fully digitizing production are value-creating IIoT applications in the production processes of industrial companies. With the help of the “Industrial Internet of Things” not just individual processes but entire value chains will be linked together and automated in the future. Innovative IIoT solutions – such as the toii platform developed by thyssenkrupp – have the potential to speed up the integration of production chains also at existing production sites and in heterogeneous production landscapes and as a result to implement process innovations directly and at low cost. In the project therefore they are to be developed into a universal solution for small and medium-size companies. The focus will be on concrete tasks: For example, the project partners will investigate how industrial plants and production chains in locations with poor network infrastructure can be linked together with the help of 5G technology. In a further project, the partners will develop flexible standards for the universal interlinking of machinery and equipment.

aims

To develop an IIoT platform for SMEs with the aim of implementing basic requirements for Industry 4.0 at low cost

To implement and operate the developed solution

To strengthen the innovativeness and competitiveness of small and medium-size enterprises

Project partners and areas of responsibility

Project partners and areas of responsibility

SMEs from North Rhine-Westphalia and other regions of Germany:
Automation technology, digitization, efficiency optimization, system integration, control system. Final selection currently being agreed

RuhrUni-Bochum-sw-800

Learning Factory of the Chair of Production Systems, Ruhr University Bochum:
Potential and interlinking of learning factories, linking of digital learning environments

Gruppe 11@2x

thyssenkrupp AG:
Technology and materials expertise, experience in the areas of automation, extended supply chain, warehousing and inventory management

Gruppe 11@2x

thyssenkrupp Materials IoT GmbH:
Know-how in the digitization of manufacturing processes

Project period

Start: January 2020

Duration: 3 years

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SPONSORED BY:

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

SPONSORED BY:

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

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