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Bosch Global

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

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.

Connected industry highlights

Our portfolio for your future

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.

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.

Automation, Shopfloor Apps, machine connectivity, machine diagnose
Software solutions

Nexeed Automation

Rethinking automation: efficiency for machine manufacturers and operators .Realize your machine projects purposefully and efficiently.

For the ideal interaction of humans, machines, IT and processes

Seamless, innovative and future-proof software system for all mechanical engineering phases and the entire machine lifecycle: from project planning, control programming and visualization through motion control, safety, simulation, start-up, connectivity and diagnosis to comprehensive services for manufacturing machines and systems.

Automation, Shopfloor Apps, machine connectivity, machine diagnose
Benefit

  • More than 22,000 applications in Bosch facilities all over the world
  • Reduced development costs through use of an SW framework
  • Shorter development times and reduced project risk thanks to modular engineering
  • Intuitive and standardized operating concept
  • Apps provide high production transparency
  • Open, standardized interfaces, e.g. for easy integration into IT systems
Industry 4.0; security; remote control; enterprise integration
Software solutions

Nexeed Remote Shopfloor Access

Nexeed Remote Shopfloor Access allows service technicians to conduct commissioning, diagnosis, and maintenance work on machines and systems in production in real time and from any location.

The high-security remote access solution to machines and systems in production

Nexeed Remote Shopfloor Access takes the highest security requirements into account. The basis for this consists of two VPN tunnels that create a secure connection between the machine to be maintained and the computer of the service technician. Sophisticated authentication and release management also provides the line or machine operator in the plant with full control at all times regarding what individuals are allowed to access what machines and at what times. At the same time, the maintenance window and the access range, e.g. individual sensors, can be located individually.

Industry 4.0; security; remote control; enterprise integration
Benefit

  • Flexible Remote Maintenance
  • Maximum Security
  • Seamless Enterprise Integration
Production Performance Manager — How to systematically improve machine availability.
Software solutions

Nexeed Production Performance Manager

The Nexeed Production Performance Manager is the Industry 4.0 software solution for systematic production improvement.

Intelligent use of production data

The Nexeed Production Performance Manager harmonizes various pieces of production data. The software can extract customized information from this data and apply production knowledge automatically. The processed information is made available to the user directly for specific purposes. Consequently, response times can be shortened, faults can be prevented, tasks can be clearly assigned and newly acquired information can be constantly accessible.

Production Performance Management, Industry 4.0, Manufacturing, ConnectedManufacturing, i4.0, Bosch
Benefit

  • Full transparency
  • Increased efficiency
  • Reduced spending
Manufacturing Analytics Tools and Services support manufacturing companies to analyze existing production data and generate added value.
Software solutions

Nexeed Data Analytics

Production and logistics data are key resources in the age of digitization and Industry 4.0. Data analytics and machine learning help us extract new information from this data.

Analyzing production and logistics data and generating added value

With Nexeed Data Analytics we offer customers an individual service – from the first data analysis to comprehensive prediction models – by combining our long-term production expertise with extensive software and data knowhow. Whether it be data integration and processing or machine learning and artificial intelligence – we combine the right methods for every application. This way we help customers gain new insights from their data and deliver tangible improvements in quality, cost and delivery performance.

Manufacturing Analytics tools & services, data analytics, Bosch, Industry 4.0, i4.0, data mining, prediction model
Benefit

  • More than just PowerPoint
  • Results can be used profitably in a short time
  • Maintenance and support services for the continuous enhancement
Smart logistics
Logistics and Manufacturing

Nexeed Intralogistics Execution

Nexeed Intralogistics Execution provides transparency regarding the path of the material, starting with its removal from storage to the point of use in production in real-time.

Nexeed Intralogistics Execution - One-stop-shop intralogistics

ur vision comprises a digital, smart material flow throughout the entire intralogistics value stream. Interoperable modules deal with the three most prevalent issues for logistics specialists: digitizing the vehicle fleet, optimizing material storage and designing transport routes dynamically. They help the logistician in his daily work and facilitate long-term planning.

With Nexeed Intralogistics Execution, information about the entire fleet is available in real time: from material storage, to the exact position of vehicles and transport routes, through to the percentage of empty and loaded trips. This solution supports logistics specialists in the dynamic planning and execution of all in-house transport movements. The warehouse arrangements can be optimized using real-time inventory data from the intelligent supermarket.

Intralogistics Hub, Fleet analytics, Bosch, iHub, transparency, parameters, sensors, industry 4.0, supply chain, logistics
Benefit

  • Interoperable IoT data hub
  • Live overview
  • Optimized transport routes
  • Efficient material flow
  • Complete transparency
  • Increase efficiency
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.

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
Bosch Rexroth, Industry 4.0, IoT, IIoT, IoT Gateway, Connectivity, Hardware, Software, Sensor
Software solutions

Rexroth IoT Gateway

The IoT Gateway enables a simple exchange of data between existing and new production machines with IT applications.

Fast and flexible connection of machines to Industry 4.0

Network new and existing machines cost efficiently and optimize production processes and product quality: The IoT Gateway makes it easy to connect to Industry 4.0 environments without intervening in the automation logic. The precisely coordinated combination of control hardware and software collects sensor and process data and enables process data analysis.

Bosch Rexroth, Industry 4.0, IoT, IIoT, IoT Gateway, Connectivity, Hardware, Software, Sensor
Benefit

  • Boost productivity and efficiency
  • Plug-and-run in three steps
  • Modularity for individual requirements
  • Scalable and robust control hardware
  • Future-proof with open software architecture
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.

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

Nexeed Manufacturing Transparency Kit

Upgrading existing machines for i4.0 easily and specifically – this can be done without any machine downtime thanks to the Nexeed Manufacturing Transparency Kit.

The retrofit solution for more transparency in production

Once the sensors have been attached to the machine, the retrofit solution provides fast information about unwanted delays, bottlenecks or the status of the machine using a Bosch Rexroth IoT gateway and a user interface optimized for the customer. This way, the sources of faults can be identified and remedied faster and an increase in OEE or efficiency can be achieved.

Transparency, connected production, retrofit, efficiency, OEE
Benefit

  • Increased OEE
  • More transparency and control of in-house production
  • Fast response times thanks to easier identification of faults and their causes
  • Non-invasive, easy installation without machine downtime
  • Plug & play sensor systems that can be implemented quickly and easily
  • Low investment costs, amortization in less than one year
Track & Trace is a Solution Set, which uses sensors to monitor the position and the condition of transported goods along the supply chain.
Logistics and manufacturing

Nexeed Track and Trace

The intelligent logistics 4.0 solution for the digitization of the material flow from the supplier to the customer’s incoming goods point.

Transparency throughout the Entire Supply Chain

Nexeed Track and Trace enables shipments and assets to record a “digital travel diary”: products and load carriers not only update the individual stops, but also regularly communicate their location and status to the cloud.

For instance, schedulers can view at any time where the packages are and whether they are expected to arrive on time. In addition, information about temperature, vibration and humidity can also be transmitted.

Track & Trace, Robert Bosch, supply chain, Transparency, Parameter, Sensors, Industry 4.0, value stream, Logistics, i4.0
Benefit

  • Transparent logistics supply chain
  • Connecting the real with the virtual world
  • Locating goods and assets in real-time
CytroPac, Hydraulics, Bosch Rexroth, Rexroth, Industry 4.0, Smart Factory, Sensors, Manufacturing, machinery equipment
Field level equipment

Rexroth CytroPac — Hydraulic Compact Power Unit with up

CytroPac is a compact and energy-efficient standard power unit with up to 4KW, 240 bar pressure and tank up to 20 liter

Rexroth CytroPac — the Power Unit Revolution. Saves space, energy and time

Rexroth CytroPac is a compact and energy-efficient standard power unit. Space-saving design, completely equipped, and integrated. Radically new design due to a new technical approach with heat pipes for integration into all machine designs.

CytroPac, Hydraulics, Bosch Rexroth, Rexroth, Industry 4.0, Smart Factory, Sensors, Manufacturing, machinery equipment
Benefit

  • Space-saving heat pipe system ensures optimal cooling
  • Reduced tank size due to optimized design for efficient degassing
  • Plug and produce: preassembled and tested
  • Frequency converter additionally serves as a sensor node
  • Decentral intelligence analyzes data of components and fluid
  • Higher uptime due to condition monitoring and predictive maintenance
The XDK enables professional users and developers to directly create applications for the internet of things (IoT).
Field level equipment

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.

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

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.

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Distributed intelligence

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

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Fast integration and 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

Experience Industry 4.0 in the field in one of our five selected plants

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Brochure Bosch Connected Industry — Industry 4.0 software from a single source

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