It's one of the biggest obstacles on the way to digitization: corporate production systems often lack open interfaces and work with separate, proprietary user interfaces. In order to facilitate automatic Industry 4.0 optimization in this case too, in-GmbH from Konstanz has developed a new IoT platform with sphinx open online . It enables merging and processing data from different trades and actively influencing systems in turn. This effectively results in a digital twin that can be used to analyze past production processes and forecast future developments.
In order to merge the data, systems, control units, sensors and actuators are connected to the digital twin via adapters or agents. The platform also offers business and configurable connectors for data exchange with IT systems such as ERP, Excel or SharePoint as well as web-based services. Sphinx open online provides a uniform user interface for the various data sources and can also respond automatically to both planned and unexpected events.