Industry 4.0 meets automotive – in-tech is going to present its innovative hardware and software solutions for industry and automotive customers from April 25 to 29 at stand F18 in hall 7 at this year’s HANOVER FAIR. The company will show how smartphone apps or smart watches can make business processes more efficient. Industry 4.0 expert Dr. Klaus Wiltschi will also address the topic on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM during his presentation “optimization of production with apps” as part of the industry 4.0 panel framework.
Focus on the fair are intelligent apps which can be used via tablets, smartphones or smart watches for optimizing and monitoring production facilities in machinery parks. With practical experience from these apps and suitable software solutions to distribute information, in-tech shows how operating a production plant can be optimized by an enhanced integration of the operator into the overall process. By applying different views, the app assists operators, guides them to the right position and thereby increases productivity. “Production plants are large, hard to oversee and loud. The app shows an abstraction of the real plant and summarizes all information the machines currently send out. The machine operator can be in constant movement, but still has an eye on all the machines he is responsible for”, in-tech industry divisional director, Dr. Klaus Wiltschi stated. Interested visitors can learn how a practical example and development process may look like during the presentation as part of the industry 4.0 panel.
Timetable for digitalization
“An enhancement in value in the industry via IT and consumer technologies poses many questions – from an optimal operability and a flexible architecture with long-term available technologies to IT security.” Our “digitalization timetable” addresses these questions and describes a procedure model to find structured ways from the idea to prototyping and conceptualization to the final product solution”, Wiltschi added.
Intelligent simulations for the automotive industry
Another exhibit will be a HiL (hardware in the loop) demonstrator for the automotive industry that provides a real-time test and simulation environment. This means it fulfills all requirements on a full-value HiL testing station. The focus here is certainly its small size and the modular structure which is enabled by EtherCAT. It includes a small HiL computer, a bus interface, EtherCAT couplers and an instrument cluster which is integrated as an “example ECU”. All this is controlled via tablets. Furthermore, a distance sensor is integrated which enables a person warning signal and an autonomous emergency braking for visitors standing in front of the demonstrator.