Sunday, November 29, 2015

Namur: Presentation of the technology roadmap “process sensors 4.0″ – CHEMIE TECHNIK online

But before he introduced the roadmap in detail, emphasized Maiwald that the previous “process sensors 2015+” from 2009 continue to possess validity. The newly introduced version can therefore be seen more as a supplement that in talking Workshops and emerged with “process control-uncorrupted” PhD at conferences. The formulated innovations relate to changes in the information and communications technology field.

sensors, simple as a smartphone

Smart Sensors play a crucial role in the region competitiveness of process industries, as it should make it possible in future to control the quality of products exactly to the point. They do this by being complement their traditional role as a sender to the recipient. In other words: They do not only information that but share information with other systems within a specified network. So then, so-called cyber-physical Production Systems (CPPS); the industry 4.0. These sensors could fulfill what the industry has been a long time wish then even in complex applications: the ability to Plug & amp; Play. She looks Maiwald as important for the acceptance: If the use of new technology leads to a complication of the working day, the users are difficult to obtain for a transition. This applies not least for younger skilled workers, with Plug & amp; Play applications grew up in the home. This, however, had the communication between the individual sensors, including those of different manufacturers, function properly – which presupposes the use of uniform protocols

Status quo: 80% still analogue

. > The inclusion of the starting position is still quite sobering: More than 80% of trade fair data communication is still analog; Sensors provide only status information. Feedback is lack of maintenance for most operators still largely conservative predicted instead stateful and calibrating and optimizing takes usually at fixed intervals instead. Here is the opinion of the Namur still a lot of potential, the classic device manufacturers could convert into services. Conceivable cloud solutions that determine sensor data via the wear of plant components and derive appropriate maintenance measures. However, this assumes, of course, a certain level of trust on the part of the user. And since faith is best talking arises joined Maiwald with the invitation to Trialogue: “If sensor manufacturers, research and process industry were regular exchanges on these issues, then one of the main conditions for the success of the Roadmap would be fulfilled.”

The four theses
additions to the new roadmap
The existing 13 theses of the Roadmap 2015+ dating 2009 complements the roadmap process sensors 4.0 to four others which you will find in the text:

XIV. Industry 4.0 leads to significant changes in thinking and behavior of people in society, industry and service spaces Smart Process sensors strongly influence this development with new features

XV:. Pass the simplified integration of process sensors in networks and their interaction with other information about (self-) organized systems and improve production

XVI: The communication of all process sensors via standardized and secure interfaces and data formats

XVII. Smart Process sensors are important components of cyber-physical production systems (CPPS) and enable new
business models for users, equipment manufacturers, service.

Facts decision
For operators

  • After the technology roadmap “process sensors 2015+” from the year 2009, there were at this year’s NAMUR conference now an update in the form of roadmap “process sensors 4.0″.
  • This solves the old roadmap but not from, but complements the existing 13 theses for a further four. Focus is on the information and communication technology.
  • The Namur wants to bring research, sensor manufacturers and users at the same table and work together to develop solutions. In the end, new business models could be for the benefit of all.

You can find the technology roadmap “process sensors 4.0″ as a pdf.

The two Previous versions of the years 2005 and 2009 can be found on the homepage of Namur.

On our portal you will find even more contributions to this year’s Namur main session.

 Author: Philip Bitterman, editorial
 Edition: 12/2015 December


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