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Digitalization of processes in the precision engineering sector

September 2019
Author: vdw_schuetz
Company: Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken e.V.
Digitalization of processes in the precision engineering sector

Dictated by their use case specifications (whether it be data frequency, volume, variety, or even domain), manufactures tend to prefer the best fitting, or even internally developed, data exchange formats and/or protocols to maximize the efficiency of their data transfer. Understandably, this approach leads to every manufacturer having its own unique set of requirements when it comes to data collection, rendering global analysis extremely costly.

umati aims to solve that problem introducing a communication standard to the fast-growing market of the #IoT. The standard defines similarities between different tools and manufacturers, creating a common schema for a seamless data exchange, while leaving the option to add extra manufacturer-specific data in its close-to-native form.

This solution allows a clear bi-directional connection between edge devices and monitoring software. One such edge device is the new SAUTER-IQ-Box – a currently developing product by Sauter Feinmechanik, the leading international manufacturer of tool turrets and a premium system supplier for equipping machine tools. SAUTER-IQ-Box collects high-frequency data from the connected turret and its tools, providing the customer with low latency error detection and aggregations sent over MQTT, REST, and now, umati. The fog extension of the SAUTER-IQ-Box can combine and analyze the data from multiple edge devices, enabling such services as pattern optimization and anomaly detection – potentially increasing production speed and lowering failure probability.

More on that topic in the new SAUTER whitepaper: ‘Tool carrier systems of the future and the digitalization of processes in precision mechanics’ available via https://www.sauter-feinmechanik.com/en/emo-digital-automation/


Find Sauter Feinmechanik in Hall 17, Stand B08 at the EMO Hannover 2019.