iTAC and Brose develop Industry 4.0 solutions for automated SMT production

Montabaur – What potential for savings and process optimization can automation bring to SMT production? This and other questions are being addressed by the MES/MOM specialist iTAC Software AG in a pilot project for the automotive supplier Brose. The use cases are based on an IIoT platform with edge solutions from iTAC with the goal of increasing cycle times, avoiding errors and creating more value.

E-mobility, autonomous driving and shared mobility – these and other developments are currently changing the market. As requirements continue to grow, so does the degree of digitization in factories.

To continue to play a leading role in the rapidly changing automotive industry, Brose is focusing on transparency and a high level of digitization in its production. One of the goals is to make data-driven decisions. “Data analytics is the basis for error prevention, targeted actions and predictions for the future. To enable Brose to exploit the full potential of the available data, we are currently collaborating on a pilot project. We are contributing our expertise in the development and implementation of machine infrastructure and connectivity. Brose has the manufacturing data expertise to develop the corresponding algorithms,” says Peter Bollinger.

MES/MOM specialist iTAC supports Brose with its IIoT platform, including the iTAC.SMT.Edge machine integration platform powered by Cogiscan, which serves to standardize and centralize factory-level data. Subsequent real-time data analysis and further processing is handled by the iTAC.IIoT.Edge software.

“The IIoT platform and edge solutions offer a wide range of actionable solutions. The goal of all applications that we will implement on this scalable basis is to enable Brose to adapt to the volatile market in an agile way and produce with the highest quality,” says Peter Bollinger.

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