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Digital Tire Monitoring

Digital Tire Monitoring for single Vehicles and Fleets Innovative and interconnected services are the basis of future mobility – all along the entire supply chain. And already today, eight out of ten companies use digital solutions to handle and transport goods. As part of its broad portfolio of digital solutions for the intralogistics sector, the technology company Continental offers the digital tire monitoring platform ContiConnect. In a joint cooperation with terminal tractor manufacturer MOL, Continental has developed a safety system which enables terminal tractors to be automatically throttled if the tire pressure reaches a critical level Tire sensor: Centerpiece of intelligence With the help of a tire sensor, mounted on the inner liner of a tire, the solution helps fleets to maximize their efficiency and sends alerts if the tire pressure deviates from the defined value. By providing this information the fleet benefits from a reduced number of breakdowns, lowers maintenance costs, and generates value by increasing the vehicle’s uptime. ContiConnect allows fleet managers to act proactively instead of fixing problems reactively not only for single vehicles but for entire fleets. ContiConnect: Fleet solution The data gathered by the sensor will be collected by a yard reader station as the vehicle passes by the receiver in the yard and sends the data to the backend where it is analyzed and interpreted. The yard reader station is installed at the fleet´s frequent touch points, like washing bay, gas stations or other check-points. The browser-based web portal offers various display options. It shows the history of the tire data and enables retrospective analyses. The web portal allows a remote monitoring of the entire fleet´s tire performance and puts control into the hands of the fleet managers. ContiPressureCheck: Single vehicle system LOGISTICS Besides ContiConnect for fleets, Continental also offers ContiPressureCheck, a system for single vehicles. The ContiPressureCheck system displays the tire sensor’s data on a screen in the driver’s cabin or on the handheld tool and warns before a condition becomes critical. It can be integrated into third-party telematics solutions for 24/7 multiple vehicle monitoring, too. The system has been in the market successfully for five years now and is available in 47 countries. Photographs: Continental 26 WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 7/2018

Managing E-commerce boom with efficient Auto- ID systems Vitronic Machine Vision (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. will exhibit again at the Cemat Asia trade show, November 6 to 9, 2018 in Shanghai. The focus is on smart solutions for data capture and processing of shipments. Innovative hardware like the Vicam 3S line-scan camera and the Volumec HD volume measuring system are exhibited at booth W1-D1-3. Visitors can also learn more about the latest software developments and comprehensive service offerings. The industry is currently being shaped by a rapidly growing online retail sector. Orders can be placed with ease with mobile devices, anytime and anywhere. Same-day delivery, shipment tracking in real time and deliveries on demand are already a reality today. This is all made possible by a streamlined and agile logistics chain. Vitronic offers Auto-ID systems that are end-to-end solutions from a single source, providing its customers with optimal data transparency and data analysis. For the various applications in the CEP industry, for example, Vitronic provides a broad range of products that automatically capture and analyze shipment data, from letters and packages to pallets. Big data is playing an even greater role in the parcel logistics industry. The only way to simplify complex processes and make them more transparent is if the process-relevant data is captured in its entirety. Automated solutions for identifying and capturing shipments will be key in this area; they not only increase throughput, but will also serve as the intelligent components of the digital supply chain. Vitronic’s Auto-ID solutions capture the necessary data to achieve end-to-end digitization and interconnectivity throughout the entire supply chain and make this data available through intelligent software. Added value for digitalized automation The Smart Service Suite from Sick is both a modular concept and toolbox that allows for a safe and easy introduction to the implementation of Industry 4.0. The digital maintenance manager is the foundation; it displays, administers and monitors a user’s installed sensor basis. Based on this, the visualization tool enables webbased display of measured values and parameters and transfers them to the system condition monitoring. These two products of the Smart Service Suite are supplemented to include project- and customer-specific solutions for predictive system maintenance and − in the future − will involve a prescriptive concept which will enrich this predictive maintenance information with automatically generated handling instructions in the event of maintenance and service cases. Successive improvement of machine availability and production is achieved with every expansion level of the Smart Services. Furthermore, they create the foundation for the development of new, digital business models such as managed services. Editorial Directors: Dirk Schaar, Email: Winfried Bauer, Email: Editorial board: Peter Becker (Editor-in-chief), Email: Nicole Steinicke, Email: Manfred Weber, Email: Svenja Stenner, Email: Assistant editors: Svenja Stenner, Petra Weidt Design/Layout: Anna Schätzlein, Anette Fröder, Sonja Daniel, Mario Wüst Epaper designer: Katja Rüdell Managing editor: Winfried Bauer Publishing house: Vereinigte Fachverlage GmbH Lise-Meitner-Str. 2, 55129 Mainz, Germany Commercial Register No.: HRB 2270, District Court of Mainz VAT-ID: DE149063659 Privacy Statement: Managing director: Dr. Olaf Theisen Publishing director: Dr. Michael Werner, Email: Correspondent India: Sushen Haresh Doshi M.Sc. Advertising sales director: Beatrice Thomas-Meyer Email: Advertising sales manager: Oliver Jennen, Email: Andreas Zepig, Email: Sales representatives Austria Heinz-Joachim Greiner Email: France Marc Jouanny, Email: Great Britain, Ireland Roberto Tondina, Email: Italy, Switzerland Hermann Jordi, Email: Sweden, Finland, Norway Malte Mezger, Email: Taiwan Amy Liu, Email: USA, Canada, Mexico Patrick Venezia Jr Email: Advertising disposition: Annemarie Benthin, Email: Helge Rohmund, Email: Nevenka Islamovic, Email: In cooperation with: Hannover Fairs International GmbH Messegelände, 30521 Hannover, Germany Internet: WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 7/2018 27


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