In the future, companies must expand their production with intelligent and networked solutions to remain competitive in Industry 4.0. However, the supply of customer-specific products in lot size 1 presents some challenges. Communication between the Internet or the cloud, production facilities and the delivery of the finished individual products must be guaranteed.
The Fraunhofer IIS is aware of this problem and can offer you OGEMA as a secure Edge Computing platform for Industry 4.0. By integrating various communication protocols and the Internet, your end users can realize their product requests via a configurator and the information is passed directly to the processing machines due to OGEMA. According to your requirements and wishes, we can develop individual applications for machine control in conjunction with the integrated software PLC. An additional manual input and processing by an agent is no longer necessary. OGEMA can be extended and adapted flexibly with new standards and devices at any time.
In addition to the individual production, OGEMA can also support a specific service in the logging of energy consumption of various production plants or the manufactured product. The energy data is acquired by different sensors and is communicated to the OGEMA platform. The service presents the data graphically and evaluates it. Warnings and status queries can also be carried out mobile at any time, or at dedicated displays. With further services, the system offers the possibility to determine the wear of machines or the upcoming maintenance based on the data of energy consumption and further sensors. By an intelligent edge-computing the data is stored locally in a meaningful way and only relevant information is passed on to the cloud for further processing.
OGEMA is Java-based and uses a standard data model for interoperable communication and control of a wide range of different systems. The integrated app concept allows the flexible installation of particular application software for different usage scenarios and the extension by additional services adapted to the respective machine situation such as condition monitoring or load management. The hardware independence of the software allows easy adaptation to different platforms, such as PCs, servers or embedded systems. Security enjoys a high priority at our work. OGEMA includes a multi-level security concept. The three security levels can be selected as required. The allocation of access as well as usage rights is easy to implement.
Unique selling points for Industry 4.0:
- Secure: multi-level security concept
- Flexible and interoperable: understands all common communication standards
- Expandable and customizable
- Create custom apps easily
OGEMA enables the fusion of real and virtual worlds. Individual products, devices and objects with embedded software can grow into a single system. For more information, see www.iis.fraunhofer.de/ogema