• The next stage of industrial production becomes a reality. The maintenance of machines and systems will change, the whole world of production will change into a digital production.
  • After the introduction of mechanical production facilities, the electrification of industry and the automation of production processes, the fourth industrial revolution is already beginning to emerge
  • Good organization and standardized procedures make it easier for maintenance and production to react to faults and failures and take appropriate measures.
  • In order to implement Industry 4.0 in the maintenance departments, three aspects have to be implemented: an indirect integration across company boundaries with suppliers, manufacturers and customers, direct integration with networked production systems and smart maintenance as well as the correct evaluation and documentation of all data during the entire product Machine life cycle. In order to ensure this, IT platforms are needed which can combine and process all data.
  • A IT system that is easy and safe to use and manage for Maintenance and the whole company.
  • The successful implementation of requirements for maintenance 4.0 requires a change of roles in all areas of a company. Thus, the management must deal with the question of whether and to what extent an exchange of data on the boundaries of the company is approved. Process and product critical data must be safely transported and protected against unauthorized access. The IT departments, on the other hand, must be prepared to introduce new mobile systems and software solutions, to allow cross-company data interviews and to implement new authorization models. Furthermore, it is necessary to develop new organizations that quickly make the necessary decisions. There will be a change in the required functions in maintenance: the focus of the activities is increasingly shifted to the fields of planning, analysis, visualization and programming. This in turn requires a rethinking of the training concepts and new approaches for interdisciplinary teamwork.

Data is the basis for all future technologies, especially mechanical engineering
and its aftersales business will benefit from it in the future. The lack of
standards currently tend to lead to uncertainty on the market and make it
difficult for industry to make rapid progress. However, the opportunities are
just as great , if a simple system succeeds in convincing the customer and
above all the internal departments of the advantages. And here, of course, data
security must be guaranteed, not all of the product-critical and processrelevant data of a production the customer wants to „get out of hand“ . The
fear of industrial espionage is a topic here as well as the competitive thinking of
the companies among themselves. Industry 4.0 data evaluation for used
machines using retrofit and „black box“ technology for retrofitting machines
and systems simply and effectively. With our technology you are fit for Industry
4.0 applications in your production .
The I.4.0 box is simply installed and the sensors, control and machine data lines
are “connected”. The I.4.0 Box contains all components and an evaluation unit
that is easy and simple to set up. The decentralized controller not only controls
the processes, but also monitors the system at the same time. The previous
experience: The data flow runs smoothly and securely for your data. Security
• SSL encryption of the URL (https)
• VPN connection of the stations to the server
• Each user has their own access data with individual authorization levels The
simplicity of the link system I.4.0 is so perfectly configured that All systems can
be connected without having to intervene in the existing control system:
• Telecontrol station also as a fully-fledged PLC – perfect-fit complete solution
• IEC 61131-3 object-oriented PLC programming
• Recognition in plant construction
• Implementation of pump controls
• Extension by WAGO I / O system
• Fieldbus connection CANopen, PROFIBUS DP, Modbus-TCP / -UDP / -RTU
• IT security via SSH, HTTPS and FTPS, as well as encryption optionally via IPsec
and VPN (SSL and SSH)

• Connection to DSL, GPRS, UMTS, LTE and much more
4.0 Box Link Control meets the requirements for cyber security in KRITIS
applications. IoT communication is ensured via MQTT and an integrated IPsec
encryption. Remote diagnostics are ensured by activating the programming
software and have already proven themselves in the critical infrastructure.
Using a SIM card, the data are then sent to a cloud and are immediately
available ready for use there. This creates your „control center“ for production
without having to intervene in the control of the existing systems. Data security
is guaranteed and has already been successfully tested in the infrastructure of
waterworks. Switching frequency, interruptions and running times of machines
▪Measured values of temperatures, pressures, speeds, current consumption,
volume flow, immission values, etc., immediate reaction to deviations from the
setpoint prevents machine damage
Quality Products, parameters of the process, setting data, production data such
as times, numbers, weights, quantities, work progress, order status, feedback
on job-related work performance with reference to individual work processes
are eliminated immediately. Targeted evaluation of the malfunctions leads to
the permanent elimination of weaknesses. All data are available in the „control
center“ or at any other location
▪The rate of production downtimes is massively reduced.//The resources in the
systems and processes can be used in a targeted manner.//More quality means
higher yield, a lower complaint rate and happier customers.//The system
actively supports the company policy to reduce costs. Methods accelerate the
implementation and support a low-administration operation
Process flows must be clearly described and require a process plan, otherwise it
is any process that is out of the question in modern production plants.
Applications usually support the process of production, e.g. B. Software such as
SAP or PLC programs. Resources are essential things like material, tools,
knowledge, finances and last but not least the employees. Infrastructures are
the production buildings, media supply and of course the machines and
systems. Management of all processes and necessary work processes on the
part of the management form a further focus. Operational maintenance is
therefore the responsibility of I, the infrastructure. It provides the production
with a functioning, cleaned, serviced and technically available machine /
system. However, the restriction applies to the extent that maintenance can
only guarantee the availability of the system required by management if a
machine is suitable for loading and unloading. As a rule, maintenance has no

influence on the purchase of the right machines and systems, this decision is all
too often made without the maintenance engineers having a say. Therefore,
availability is always dependent on the technology provided, the efficiency of
the manufacturing processes and the resources made available. The
responsibility therefore does not lie solely with maintenance, but includes
various parameters. Technical availability must be correlated with production
become. Maintenance can have a positive impact on availability by organizing
your processes well and reacting quickly in the event of faults