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Hannover Messe 2017: Software for the Industrial Internet of Things and the Smart Factory

At the Hannover Messe (trade fair) from April 24-28, we are showing how the Industrial Internet of Things can be a worthwhile business area for modern machine builders. At the Microsoft booth in Hall 7, Booth C40, together with the internationally-active equipment manufacturer KHS, we are showing a comprehensive live demonstration of the technological interaction between zenon and the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

Our visitors can get to see the integration of zenon in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and find out how, in just one system, it is possible to access all data from a company's individual machines, production lines or complete production sites. Thanks to the high connectivity of zenon, this is possible in the heterogeneous production environment. The comparison of different production sites using zenon is also available now.


Flexible scenarios

Additional services such as predictive analyses, machine learning, cross-site reporting, remote maintenance and control can be fully cloud-based and also implemented in hybrid scenarios. In doing so, the zenon Azure Process Gateway ensures secure and loss-free data communication to the Azure service IoT Hub. For a high-performance design of the different applications, our Industrial Internet of Things solutions also use further Azure services such as Stream Analytics, Azure Machine Learning and Azure SQL.


Use machines and equipment more efficiently

The manufacturer of filling and packaging equipment, KHS, uses zenon as standard as its software to control and visualize its machines. At the Microsoft Booth C40 in Hall 7, we will show, together with KHS, how machines can be better maintained on the basis of newly-analyzed status data and thus how they can be used more efficiently. In combination with the learning algorithms from our partner Resolto, it is possible, for example, to read the wear, its condition, and information about predictive maintenance of the machines in zenon.


“We are showing our ability to innovate with this showcase. Our filling and packaging systems are at the highest technical level and run around the clock throughout the world. An important next step in the direction of IoT for our customers is also secure networking of the machine operation (HMI) in cloud-based architectures. New cloud technologies joined with the connectivity of zenon offer us the basis for the development of new business models as well as comprehensive enhancement of existing products on offer. Furthermore, our customers can operate their plants even more efficiently as a result of the findings from machine learning”, said Karsten Vollmer, Innovation Manager from the Technology Management Central Division at KHS.


Are you going to Hannover Messe? Come and see us us in Hall 7, Booth C40, and arrange an appointment directly.