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Industrie 4.0, production, transparency, Robert Bosch, i4.0, connected industry, control, manufacturing, supply chain
Industry 4.0 at Bosch

Towards a Connected Industry with Bosch

Industry 4.0 solutions from Bosch for the entire value stream

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What will customers want in the future? They will demand a wider range of variants and more personalized products. Thus, future production must be able to adapt quickly to changed market requirements. Industry 4.0 is the answer to this challenge.

Our portfolio for your future

Software Solutions

  • Our i4.0 software solutions link all the components of your value stream with each other and the people involved. What we want to achieve: full-grade connectivity, complete transparency, and reduced complexity.

Logistics and Manufacturing

  • We connect machines and whole manufacturing lines to value-creation networks. With our solutions you can achieve complete transparency and coordination of all logistics operations in and outside your factory.

Service and Consulting

  • Bosch offers a wide range of services and consulting in the field of Industry 4.0, including collaborative projects to test new business models. We'll help you discover new potentials along your value stream.

Field Level Equipment

  • Components, modules and systems for the optimal integration of the solutions of machine manufacturers into vertically and horizontally networked Industry 4.0 environments.

Solution Sets

  • Solution Sets combine Bosch Industry 4.0 components and systems into an integrated solution. Every Solution Set is adapted to customer-specific requirements and interacts seamlessly with your logistics and manufacturing network.

Bosch solutions for the connected industry

Bosch already has all the relevant enablers for Industry 4.0 in its portfolio and offers a wide range of hardware and software solutions.

The XDK enables professional users and developers to directly create applications for the internet of things (IoT).
Logistics and Manufacturing

Cross Domain Development Kit XDK 110

The XDK enables professional users and developers to directly create applications for the internet of things (IoT).

Rapid prototyping of IoT products with the XDK 110

The Cross Domain Development Kit XDK 110 is a wireless sensor device that enables rapid prototyping of sensor based products and applications for the internet of things (IoT). With state of the art sensor technology and ready-to-use software packages it enables you to immediately start an internet of things application.

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XDK, Apps, Applications, IoT, developer, Program, Sensor, Connected Industry, Industry 4.0, Robert Bosch, i4.0
Benefit
  • All-in-one scalable hardware platform enables time and cost-effective prototyping
  • Ready-to-use software: there is no need for component selection, hardware assembly, or deployment of a real-time operating system
  • PC-based development tools make it an easy to work tool for any developer
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The TDL brings transparency to supply chains. Parameters such as temperature, humidity, shock and tilt are recorded and visualized.
Logistics and Manufacturing

Transport Data Logger

The TDL brings transparency to supply chains. Parameters such as temperature, humidity, shock and tilt are recorded and visualized.

The Transport Data Logger – brings transparency to your supply chain

The TDL is the cost-effective, simple, all-purpose and reliable way to bring transparency to the entire supply chain, with the usual Bosch quality. Since the limits of each recorded parameter can be individually configured, any transgression of these limits is traceable and clearly assignable throughout the entire supply chain – which gives you a good sense of transparency and control.

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Transport Data Logger, Transparency, supply chain, connected, Bosch, visualization, Industry 4.0, Logistics, i4.0
Benefit
  • Creation of transparency within the entire supply chain
  • Easy installation with a well-designed mounting concept
  • Simplified visualization via a mobile app
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The Process Quality Manager visualizes, monitors, and documents tightening process data in real time, and helps optimizing production processes.
Solution Sets

Process Quality Manager with Rexroth Tightening Systems

The Process Quality Manager visualizes, monitors, and documents tightening process data in real time, and helps optimizing production processes.

Process Quality Manager with Rexroth Tightening Systems

The Process Quality Manager in combination with Rexroth Nexo, ErgoSpin, and Spindles helps you carry out safety and function-critical tightening processes with a zero defect production and full transparency. The Process Quality Manager gives you an overview of all your tightening processes in real-time and is instrumental in achieving the best quality production output.

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Process Quality Manager, Process data, Bosch, connected industry, i4.0, industry 4.0, Nexo, ErgoSpin, Tightening system
Benefit
  • Faster reaction to process errors, early detection of process risks
  • Continuous process transparency and visualization
  • Ensures cost-effective and reliable tightening processes
  • For all batch sizes – even a batch size of 1
  • Condition monitoring
  • Documentation of all processing parameters for digital lifecycle management
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A machine and product-independent MES solution which is expandable and adaptable regarding production needs and requirements
Software Solutions

IT Shopfloor Solutions – MES Engineering & Application Services

A machine and product-independent MES solution which is expandable and adaptable regarding production needs and requirements.

Transparency through the entire value chain with the MES from Bosch

Our MES solution covers a variety of requirements from the different production areas of the entire value stream (part manufacturing, assembly and testing lines, packaging and delivery). The system is independent from the machine suppliers/products and scalable to the respective needs – e.g. from a single machine up to a fully automated production line with many sublines.

MES Solution, Module, i4.0, Connected Industry, Industry 4.0, production, Robert Bosch, IoT, software, value stream
Benefit
  • Full control and transparency through the entire value chain with the tried and tested, highly advanced MES from Bosch
  • Standardized system and still open for local extensions
  • Worldwide service with access to the systems, if necessary
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As an interactive communication platform for the manufacturing industry, ActiveCockpit processes and visualizes production data in real-time.
Software Solutions

Rexroth ActiveCockpit

As an interactive communication platform for the manufacturing industry, ActiveCockpit processes and visualizes production data in real-time.

Networking your shopfloor – with Rexroth ActiveCockpit.

ActiveCockpit networks IT applications such as production planning, quality data management or e-mailing with the software functions of machines and plants. Continuous digitally supported process improvement and an integrated fault management help you achieve a measurably higher productivity. Real-time data access for each person directly on the line enables fast and efficient decisions.

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interactive communication platform, ActiveCockpit, visualization, process production data, Industry 4.0, Bosch Rexroth
Benefit
  • Higher productivity through continuous digitally supported process improvement
  • Fast and efficient decisions through updated and consistent key figures
  • Time savings by eliminating manual data collection and analysis
  • Scalable end devices, from mobile devices up to large multi-touchdisplays
  • Easy connection to various back-end systems (MES/ERP)
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Open Core Engineering combines high engineering efficiency in automation with the technologies, tools, and solutions of the IT world.
Software Solutions

Rexroth Open Core Engineering

Open Core Engineering combines high engineering efficiency in automation with the technologies, tools, and solutions of the IT world.

Easy adaptation of machines with Rexroth Open Core Engineering

Based on open standards, software tools, function toolkits, and Open Core Interface, Open Core Engineering combines high engineering efficiency in automation with the technologies, tools, and solutions of the IT world. Based on open standards, IT technologies and tools it enables the implementation of new services and business models for machine builders and end users.

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Industry 4.0, connected industry, Robert Bosch, control, PLC, Open Core Engineering, Tools, i4.0, software
Benefit
  • High engineering efficiency in PLC Automation for easy adaptation of machines and processes.
  • Combined PLC and IoT applications via Open Core Interface
  • Increased flexibility in customized product manufacturing using a software-based automation kit
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Modular and intelligent systems for man-machine collaboration in a flexible connected factory 4.0
Logistics and Manufacturing

APAS – Intelligent Systems for Man-Machine Collaboration

Modular and intelligent systems for man-machine collaboration in a flexible connected factory 4.0

Flexible production made easy with APAS

Agile and flexible manufacturing facilities will safeguard the future – which is exactly why we developed our new production assistants. Our modular solutions can be readily adapted to follow suit and support your employees in a variety of tasks.

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APAS, robotics, production assistant, i4.0, Bosch, collaborative, man-machine cooperation, flexible, intelligent
Benefit
  • Changeable automation
  • Safe and close human-robot collaboration
  • Collaboration with humans without safety fence
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 support manufacturing companies to analyze existing production data and generate added value.
Software Solutions

Manufacturing Analytics Tools & Services

Manufacturing Analytics Tools & Services support manufacturing companies to analyze existing production data and generate added value.

Manufacturing Analytics: analyze your production data, generate added value

The Manufacturing Analytics portfolio comprises not just multi-stage services for individual analytics projects all the way up to automatic deployment of predictive models but also tools geared towards the typical problems encountered in production scenarios (e.g. tools for test time reduction). These tools help users and suppliers generate added value from the analysis of their production data.

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Manufacturing Analytics tools & services, data analytics, Bosch, Industry 4.0, i4.0, data mining, prediction model
Benefit
  • Improve quality: analysis of process quality, testing effort, root causes of scrap and rework and field data
  • Boost performance/increase output: reducing calibration, test and cycle times
  • Reduce maintenance costs
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Production Performance Manager – How to systematically improve machine availability.
Software Solutions

Production Performance Manager

Production Performance Manager – How to systematically improve machine availability.

Production Performance Manager – the intelligent way to work with machine data

The Production Performance Manager is a production information system which stabilizes and optimizes machine KPIs. This software solution visualizes production data in near real-time and sends tailor-made reports to the concerned associates in respect to their role in the production process and the nature of the deviation.

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Production Performance Management, Industrie 4.0, Manufacturing, ConnectedManufacturing, i4.0, Bosch
Benefit
  • Optimized data access and central data analysis
  • Better application of expert know-how
  • Independent realization of use cases for machine monitoring
  • Less downtime thanks to live data analysis & implementation of service processes
  • Open standards for easy integration of machines and systems
  • Extendable modules: ticket manager and Production Rules Configurator
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The Energy Platform by Bosch provides a comprehensive overview of energy consumption and costs
Software Solutions

Energy Platform

The Energy Platform by Bosch provides a comprehensive overview of energy consumption and costs.

Save energy and costs with the Energy Platform

Energy costs are a major factor in manufacturing enterprises. The Energy Platform provides a full breakdown of energy consumption and costs – for the whole facility or individual machines. The modules of the platform can be perfectly tailored to your requirements and used to record, visualize and control the energy consumption of your overall production.

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Energy Platform, Bosch, Energy efficiency, visualization, Industry 4.0, energy cost, i4.0, connected industry
Benefit
  • Energy consumption monitoring
  • Improved resource efficiency
  • Reduced CO2-emissions and costs
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Remote Service Manager: an open and integrated solution for remote services.
Service and Consulting

Remote Service Manager

Remote Service Manager: an open and integrated solution for remote services.

Remote Service Manager – secure remote access to distributed machinery.

Disruptions have to be resolved rapidly, since unplanned equipment and plant downtime can quickly become costly. The Remote Service Manager is the perfect system platform for utilizing remote services securely and efficiently. A secure remote connection allows service technicians to complete launch, diagnostic, and maintenance work even faster and more efficiently than before.

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Remote Service Manager, remote service, secure remote access, distributed machinery, i4.0, Bosch
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  • Boost to efficiency and quality of maintenance services
  • Real-time support for commissioning, functional testing, and system diagnostics
  • Rapid error diagnosis and fault correction
  • Prompt installation of new machine and equipment software
  • Safeguarding of current equipment configuration in case of any disruptions
  • Minimized maintenance costs and downtime
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Track & Trace is a Solution Set, which uses sensors to monitor the position and the condition of transported goods along the supply chain.
Solution Sets

Track & Trace

Track & Trace is a Solution Set, which uses sensors to monitor the position and the condition of transported goods along the supply chain.

End-to-end transparency with Track & Trace

Track & Trace helps you to always keep track of the position and condition of sensitive, high-quality or production-critical goods in your supply chain. Track & Trace immediately informs you in individually definable alerts about quality-related events in your supply chain and enables you to adjust your production accordingly.

Track & Trace, Robert Bosch, supply chain, Transparency, Parameter, Sensors, Industry 4.0, value stream, Logistics, i4.0
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  • Transparent value stream
  • Early detection of quality-reducing risks
  • Higher quality, reduced testing costs
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Why Bosch Industry 4.0

Drawing from our long experience we found seven key features of i4.0. They are the guidelines for all new components, software modules and services by Bosch.

Invented for life

Distributed Intelligence

From autonomous rollers to flexible manufacturing modules: with distributed intelligence, modules know their technical skills and organize themselves decentrally.

Start-up

Fast Integration & Flexible Configuration

Fast Integration and flexible configuration facilitate the adaptability of Industry 4.0. People, machines, processes, and flows of goods are connected easily and fast and can be quickly adapted to ever-changing requirements.

Innovative Solutions

Open Standards

Open Standards are essential to integrating equipment and software of various suppliers into connected concepts. They form the basis for horizontal and vertical integration and thus the seamless exchange of information.

Invented for life

Virtual real-time representation

Virtual real-time representations of objects interact with each other and with software systems. They enable the real-time analysis of all manufacturing and logistics data and the control of all physical objects.

Start-up

Digital life-cycle management

Aggregating and analyzing all the available data during the complete lifespan of a product helps to continuously improve the design and manufacturing processes.

Innovative Solutions

Secure value-creation network

Safety and security for Industry 4.0 includes the protection of people from machinery-related hazards (safety) and the protection of corporate facilities and IT from attacks and faults from the surrounding environment (security).

Invented for life

People as key players

In Industry 4.0, people are the key players – work is getting easier, safer and more efficient – enabled through technology – but machines will continue to play the subordinate role.

Guided Tours

Industry 4.0 up close – embark on a guided tour through one of our Bosch plants and learn about our products and solutions in practice. Experience Industry 4.0 in the field in one of our five selected plants: Reutlingen, Feuerbach, Suzhou, Homburg and Blaichach.

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Here you will find our complete portfolio of i4.0 solutions and products

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Christian Hüttenhein
Connected Industry Consulting