Industrie 4.0 and Condition Monitoring System
The best way to describe Industrie 4.0
Industrie 4.0 is the merger of cutting-edge information and communication technology with the manufacturing industry or as the Internet of things and services in the industrial sector.
The manufacturing industry is passing through an enormous challenge due to globalisation, customisation, resources becoming scarce, shortening product life cycle, etc. This problem has created a high potential for innovative solutions. For machinery and system builders, there are diverse opportunities to generate competitive advantages. Connectivity and digitalisation will play a key role.
HYDAC offers a wide range of services and products for all kinds of Industrie 4.0 developments. We work with our customers on digital services, future focus products and business models.
As an example of our capability, we provide an intelligent system for reliable monitoring and control of production, based on conventional Condition Monitoring (CM-Expert Software).
Industrie 4.0 CM-Expert – Online Monitoring of Production Systems
Regardless of the application, whether for wind turbines, chemical industry, rolling mills, machining centres, mobile hydraulics or off-shore applications, with HYDAC CM-Expert your worldwide production is under as much control as if you personally were always at the right place at the right time.
For the proactive operator who may be on the other side of the world, the “remote” version of CM-Expert provides constant and timely online information about the condition of his system by satellite and in real-time. That is the concept of Industrie 4.0 and remote condition monitoring.
In addition, CM-Expert can trigger alarms automatically, log the actual condition and service lives, and as a result, any necessary service work and repairs can be initiated.
Costly maintenance carried out unnecessarily early, as well as unplanned interventions, have therefore become a thing of the past. Moreover, since monitoring is consistently reliable and required maintenance work can be identified in good time, it is not only possible to plan and protect the service life of machines and systems specifically, but it can also be extended significantly. The system is equally suited to stationary or mobile hydraulics, on land, underground, above ground, subsea or on water – e.g. on a drilling vessel.
CM-Expert acts as a nerve centre of your production system.
CM-Expert monitors and stores the data recorded by sensors and detects changes emerging in the system of machines and within systems.
Experience developed over decades and the reference data accumulated enable analyses and forecasts for production-relevant parameters, such as remaining service life, service intervals and risks, to be made and evaluated – in good time and
long before a standstill threatens.
The CM-Expert software does not just work with HYDAC sensors and actuators but also of course with other brands without restriction.
HYDAC can help you with your Industrie 4.0 project, contact us today.
The only system for all industries, all applications and all parameters.
HYDAC CM-Expert is a powerful monitoring and control system for use with any standard PC.
Its decentralised configuration makes the system extremely reliable and flexible for use in fluid power systems.
Since the controller is specific to the particular purpose, there is no limit to the number/type of sensors, actuators, operating and signal components which can be connected, or to the control tasks and data exchange with other systems.
All common physical parameters can be recorded by the data acquisition unit and processed: temperature, pressure, differential pressure, viscosity, water content, particles, flow rate, etc.
And in almost all areas:
- Offshore / drilling vessels
- Wind turbines and power plants
- Paper mills
- Machine tools
- Hydraulic Presses
- Automotive production, test rigs
- and other production processes