This term refers to a project that is part of the high-tech strategy of the German government and industry. The main objective is linking information technology and production technology to realize smart factories and thereby increase efficiency and added value.
The Internet of Things – currently the title of a new chapter in automation technology. A chapter AVENTICS is helping to write with intelligent pneumatics.
For decades, AVENTICS has been working extensively on key topics of trendsetting pneumatics: self-optimization, self-configuration, and self-diagnosis distinguish the strategies that have long been a component of our current valve technology. A simple idea is at the heart of the concept: networked sensors working decentrally form an information system that increases system availability based on automated analysis and diagnosis. At the same time, preventive maintenance processes are integrated, and the results are impressive: Operating costs and effort are reduced significantly.
ED series pressure regulators and the innovative AV Advanced Valve family with its modular AES electronics provide the basis for a high degree of networking, secure data access, and integration into the Internet of Things. The Goal: Pneumatics that think for themselves and set new standards for engineering of the future.
The industrial revolution has just begun. Accordingly, it is important to understand current developments and know the course of politics and the economy will take for future success. Our collection of links connects you to topics and trends in official discussion and makes sure you can give your input whenever the Internet of Things is the subject of conversation.
The official website on the topic with an abundance of helpful background information and an up-tp-date blog.Internet of Things platform
“Industrie 4.0 – Die vierte industrielle Revolution”: VDMA brochure for viewing and download.VDMA brochure
Topic page on the strategy and challenges of the Internet of Things.Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Online forum from the VDMA industry association with a collection of topics and next step suggestions for aspects of the Internet of Things.VDMA forum
Industry association topic portal with publications and information on dates and committees on the Internet of Things.bitkom
AVENTICS IO-Link solutions support users in meeting requirements resulting from the Internet of Things. Production systems can be converted quickly and easily by re-parameterizing the sensors and actuators. The serial interface also improves the transmission of analog signals, for example for pressure regulators. It can also be used to inexpensively integrate valve systems, such as the AV03. Connection takes place via a single cable, allowing for very flexible valve unit placement.
In the example shown, a cylinder is controlled via a proportional pressure regulator and the sensor display is parameterized specific to the application. The different pressure ranges are displayed in different colors; the operator can monitor the status of the system at a glance. By providing status information, components with IO-Link also enable diagnosis concepts with very simple structures.
The Advanced Valve (AV) valve systems with modular AES electronics enable system configurations with powerful communication interfaces. System status data can be called up and made available independently by the controller. For example, to monitor the number of switching cycles of each individual valve. With a myriad of positive effects: simplified monitoring, including by external service providers, increased system availability thanks to improved maintenance interval planning, reduced downtime thanks to preventive maintenance or component reusability.
In the example shown, a cylinder is controlled via the AV03 valve system and the cylinder position is recorded via the AES electronics by means of a cylinder switch. Within the AES electronics, the number of switching cycles of the individual valves is monitored independent of the controller, as is the movement sequence via time measurement. This information can be read out and be displayed to the maintenance technician on a tablet, for example.
Interview with Mr. Michalkowski, Global Account Manager and Internet of Things expert, at Hannover Fair 2015