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MDA Technologies 5/2015

MDA Technologies 5/2015


NEWS AND MARKETS Key points of Predictive Maintenance n Maintenance as a strategic means n Predictive Maintenance as differentiating characteristic n Customer satisfaction by higher machine availability n Customer retention by improved After Sales Service n Optimised deployment of resources in maintenance and spare parts logistics n New business models in the sphere of Industry 4.0 and Predictive Maintenance Peter-Michael Synek, Deputy Managing Director of the Professional Association Fluid Technology at VDMA fluid technology provide important performance components for Predictive Maintenance Systems. VDMA Conference: “Predictive Maintenance 4.0” On 23 rd February 2016, the conference “Predictive Maintenance 4.0” takes place in Frankfurt/Main. Experts from different industries present actually implemented applications and report about experiences made. Thereby, it is emphasised on present requirement criteria, cost-benefit considerations, existing obstacles in the deployment of Predictive Maintenance Systems and already existing business models. Contributions of specific implementation examples of producing companies, machine manufacturers and suppliers of components are Why does VDMA host the conference “Predictive Maintenance 4.0”? The operator of machinery and plants expects high productivity, high reliability, high quality, great availability at low participation of third country operators (TCO) at the same time. Presently, the topic “Industry 4.0” is intensively discussed in its entirely possible facets, concepts are developed and initial solutions are practically implemented. Thereby, machinery and plant engineering as manufacturer and operator takes a decisive role. The industrial production turns itself to the new comprehensive challenges of digitalisation. The machinery and plants, respectively the production processes generate the data, which are essential for the connection of communication. Data can be recorded, stored, analysed and interpreted via the entire life cycle of a component. It is important to permanently record the access data of machine components to fulfil the expectations, respectively the requirements of the operator. Wear-and-tear to be predicted and necessary measures for maintenance and service can be initiated via the obtained data. The intention of the VDMA Conference “Predictive Maintenance 4.0” is to present the benefits and the advantages of these plants according to specific implementation examples in various industries, to present business models and to make a the unique feature of this VDMA event in Frankfurt/Main. Dr. Jochen Koeckler, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Messe AG, Mr. Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Executive Board of Siemens AG and Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Managing Director of the Professional Association of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) among others, will speak about this topic. Following programme items are discussed on 23 rd February 2016 in Frankfurt/Main: n Predictive Maintenance – Applications – Field Reports of the Industry, n Concepts of Predictive Maintenance n Innovative implementation of Predictive Maintenance in devices and software solutions. For further information on the Conference “Predictive Maintenance 4.0” please contact: Mr. Peter-Michael Synek, Professional Association Fluid Technology at VDMA, Telephone: +49 69-6603-1513, E-mail: peter. Predictive Maintenance at Hannover Messe 2016 “Discover Solutions” is the slogan of the forthcoming HANNOVER MESSE in April 2016. After “Integrated Industry - Join the Network” 2015, the important topic for engineering - Industry 4.0 - will be in the focus, also in 2016. Predictive Maintenance is an important criteria in the industrial 4.0 environment. The latest developments, concepts and already deployed system solutions will be shown within a special show in Hall 17. In addition, “Guided Tours” are offered next to special lectures at the Industrial Automation Forum. The special events are organized by Deutsche Messe AG and VDMA. Contact for Predictive Maintenance 4.0 at the Hannover Messe 2016: Thomas Bothor, Deutsche Messe AG, Phone: 0511-8932-124, email: MDA Technologies 5/2015 41

MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL I SPECIAL Passion for tomorrow’s market Paul Cleaver, CEO at Aventics GmbH “A globally acting pneumatic engineering and technology company that has an excellent reputation all over the world.” With this in mind, the new company Aventics, a former pneumatics section of Bosch Rexroth, started its operations of 2014. Pneumatics is a growth market, driven by the trend of increasing rate of worldwide automation. Machine builders expect it to be easy to use, robust, fast and reliable. In addition to this, they are looking for energy efficient solutions that are safe and rules compliant. Aventics focuses precisely on these issues and spearheads the use of engineered polymers and the integration of electronics into pneumatics. New valve, greater value With newly introduced AV valves, Aventics has once again developed an innovation in valve technology. With the new diagonal arrangement of the valve spool, the size of a valve is cut down by half to the dimensions of a business card. It weighs only half as much as other comparable valves, making it possi- About Company name: Aventics GmbH Headquarters: Laatzen, Germany Turnover: approx. € 400 million Employees: 2,100 worldwide Products: Cylinder,drives and valves, pressure regulators, flow and check valves, sensor technologies, vaccum and compressed air technologies ble to place the AV valve decentralized on machines, close to the action. This design reduces the compressed air consumption by up to 20 %, obviously improving energy consumption. Another approach to increasing energy efficiency is the use of electronic pressure regulators ED series. With these regulators, it is possible to adjust the air pressure level according to the current demand of the pneumatic actuator or other functions like clamping or blowing. Using the electropneumatic pressure regulators for AV valves saves up to 50 % of compressed air consumption, a remarkable achievement. Integrating Industry 4.0 with pneumatics Integrating the concepts of Industry 4.0 and connectivity, the products from Aventics are already able to communicate, for example, products like the electro-pneumatic pressure control valves ED series or the modular electronics AES for the new AV valve generation. AES supports all common fieldbus and Ethernet protocols to realize control and communication tasks. Aventics has been applying its specialist knowledge not only for valves and other pneumatic components but also for its sensors, that are now equipped I/O link interfaces and can exchange data with the controller, for example, for diagnostic functions. Now Aventics Since the start of 2014, the former subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth has been operating as a standalone company under the name of Aventics. The company is a leading technology specialist for pneumatics, for example in the integration of electronics into pneumatic components. Aventics offers its customers tailored, crossindustry solutions and services based on decades of applied expertise. Machine safety is another major topic for engineers. The AES valve electronics, also newly developed, offer galvanically separated voltage circuits for logic and actor signals meeting the requirements of ISO 13849 for proven safety principles. Even more, Aventics components have an outstanding proven reliability: The AV valves, for example, are even reaching a B10 value of about 75 million cycles. Innovative and reliable products are one side of a coin, making them easy to configure and use is the other side. Balancing both these sides of the coin, Aventics offers a collection of rules compliant pneumatic designs approved by an independent institutes for machine safety. Engineers can use these templates to shorten their development time and therefore time to market. Furthermore, they provide all the components of a pneumatics system under one purchasing code as a pneumatics material kit and deliver it in one batch. The result: Lower costs for planning, procurement, logistics and storage, assembly, and commissioning. Photograph: Aventics GmbH 42 MDA Technologies 5/2015


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