If intricately networked computer systems are seen as the glue that holds together the world of Industry 4.0, it's tablets, smartphones and smartwatches that are increasingly establishing themselves as the new intelligent aids in the cutting-edge smart factory. Yet mobile devices are more than ever proving to be indispensable when cost and energy efficiency and availability of machines in production operations need to rise. in-tech GmbH - based in Garching, Germany - is at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 with a practical demonstration to show how intelligent mobile assistance systems can offer the best possible support for operating mixed production systems.
The demonstration is intended to illustrate the positive effects of connecting the in-tech solution to any production system. To do this, the application evaluates all the relevant data from the machines to produce tasks for operators, production statistics and warning signals in real time. The results are shown clearly on the displays of mobile devices. Whether it’s tasks and warnings for machine operators, up-to-date production statistics for production managers or maintenance information for service engineers, the solution provides context-specific data for production monitoring to suit individual user needs. Problems can therefore be identified and resolved faster and downtimes cut to make systems more efficient.