iTAC Software AG presents new I4.0 platform at the HANOVER TRADE FAIR 2017
MES, APS, Smart Data Analytics (SDA) & Co on one single platform
Software AG is showcasing smart MES and IoT products at this year’s HANOVER
TRADE FAIR, stand C16 in hall 7 (shared stand with SEF Smart
Electronic Factory e.V.). The highlight exhibit at this year’s fair is the new iTAC.IoT.Platform.
iTAC is also represented at SmartFactory KL e.V.’s stand D20 in hall 8,
where its MES is an integral aspect of an Industry 4.0 system.
iTAC’s exhibition concept for this year’s fair focuses
on Industry 4.0-capable MES and IoT products and solutions. As the founding member
and initiator of Smart Electronic Factory e.V. and a public cloud MES pioneer,
iTAC has extensive Industry 4.0 expertise, and this is reflected in the latest
iTAC MES and IoT developments.
A prototype of an iTAC.MES.Suite with a Smart Data
Analytics Service will be on display at the iTAC stand. This service will be
used for the future implementation of process-specific predictive maintenance
applications. The infrastructure layer of the iTAC core product has been
supplemented with the Apache Spark cluster computing framework and the
Cassandra NO-SQL database. These new infrastructure components, which are
essential in IoT application scenarios, have been seamlessly integrated in the
iTAC.MES.Suite with iTAC.ARTES middleware technology.
The new Smart Data Analytics Service is also
incorporated in the new iTAC.IoT.Platform – an Industry 4.0 platform for small
and medium-sized enterprises. It is based on the leading horizontal IoT
platforms such as MS Azure, AWS and IBM Bluemix and enables the combination of
these IoT platforms‘ services with iTAC functions such as MES, APS, Predictive
Maintenance, Analytics and Advanced Intelligence. The software applications
(SaaS) that are available on the iTAC.IoT.Platform for SMEs are derived from
the iTAC-MES and DUALIS-APS, and encapsulated into a docker container.
This allows small and medium-sized manufacturing
enterprises to select their IoT platform and services – MES, APS, Predictive
Maintenance, Analytics, Advanced Intelligence etc. – according to application
without having to use an internal IT infrastructure.
a key element in smart factory initiatives
iTAC is also demonstrating application scenarios and the prototypes for
a new workplace design for its long-established iTAC.MES.Suite at the HANOVER
TRADE FAIR. Among other things, the MES is the data hub for the Smart
Electronic Factory organization’s smart electronic factory, an Industry 4.0 initiative
for SMEs. Smart Electronic Factory e.V. is demonstrating the profitable side of
Industry 4.0 at the HANOVER TRADE FAIR, and the benefits of real IoT
applications in the electronics industry, with a live SMD placement system and
a digital twin of an SMD production line. A pay-per-use scenario in collaboration
with Bosch Rexroth and Bosch SI visualizes horizontal and vertical
connectivity. It’s an example of the new smart factory business models for SMEs
that are emerging.
iTAC’s MES is also used in the SmartFactory KL. The SmartFactory KL e.V.
initiative and the German Research Center for Artificial
Intelligence (DFKI) are exhibiting an Industry 4.0 system at the fair. The
iTAC.MES.Suite is the data hub, performing the function of controlling an
autonomous robot. The MES also instructs the flexible transport system – the
main element of the showcase – where to transport the product for further
processing. The production data obtained by and stored in the MES is used to
calculate KPIs, which are then displayed in real time on the dashboard. This
data can be used to optimize production processes and for preventive
Visitors to the HANOVER TRADE FAIR from April 24
through 26, can find further information about iTAC products at the shared
stand of SEF Smart Electronic Factory e.V. (stand C16 in hall 7), and the
shared stand of Smart Factory KL e.V. (stand D20 in hall 8).