T-Systems' Connected Things Hub was developed together with Axonize, a partner of Deutsche Telekom. As a software-as-a-service solution accessible from any end device, it receives sensor information from mobile network, NB-IoT, wired or Bluetooth connections, for example. With this innovative approach, Braunschweiger Zuführtechnik benefits from the combination of its mechanical know-how and Telekom's technological expertise.
Breakdown is and remains the worst case scenario in manufacturing companies. When belts come to a standstill, the costs quickly rise to several million euros. Repairs and spare parts make up only part of these costs – additional night or weekend surcharges are often incurred to limit damage, and there are also consequential costs due to delayed completion of products, potential quality defects and possible damage to downstream machinery.
Braunschweiger Zuführtechnik, manufacturer of special-purpose machines for many renowned automobile manufacturers and numerous other industries, is tackling this challenge innovatively: IoT helps to monitor all equipment provided by the company and also offers new opportunities to expand its business.
The owner-managed special-purpose machine manufacturer entrusted Telekom with creating an ecosystem in which the highly-specialized medium-sized company could monitor all its systems at all times. This is made possible by sensors that record all relevant data from each machine and transmit it to the T-Systems IoT platform via edge computing devices. With the help of clear, well-organized dashboards, the company can continuously monitor parameters such as temperature, humidity, pressure and wear and tear, as well as many others. Moreover, in the event of deviations, it can immediately take the necessary action before a failure occurs.
The Connected Things Hub from T-Systems allows us to detect when a machine part is about to fail. This is a major competitive advantage for us. Maintenance measures can be initiated in good time and appropriate parts can be ordered without having them permanently in stock. This allows us to fix faults before they affect production.
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