Osram Presents A Lighting Solution for Industry 4.0 at the Hanover Fair

Osram Lighting Solutions together with its project partners Beckhoff Automation and Microsoft demonstrates what smart lighting solutions are already able to achieve for Industry 4.0. The installation can be seen on the Microsoft stand (Hall 7, Stand C40) at the Hanover Fair, the world's leading event for technology for industry taking place from 24 - 28 April. A fascinating example taken from successful practice is being presented, implemented together with the client Beckhoff in its "factory of the future" at Verl, Germany. The project solution consists of innovative lighting and light management connected with building automation over the cloud. 

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At its prestigious production site in the East Westphalian town of Verl, Beckhoff Automation specified the Siteco Modario trunking system in a DALI2 environment. Modario modules with prismatic covers and Tunable White functionality are used as part of a human centric lighting concept aiming to optimally match the technical solution to people in their functional and architectural surroundings. The innovative HC1 highfrequency sensor from Osram is used for the sensor-based measurement of motion, occupancy and daylight levels. The lighting installation implements this information to control light according to needs, thus achieving outstanding lighting results along with maximum energy savings.  

All data in the factory is saved by Beckhoff in real time to a cloud and information collected in this way is used for monitoring, energy management and maintenance purposes in connection with the lighting system. A dashboard is used for the purpose that Beckhoff has implemented for many years for its industry- and building automation. 

The result is a holistic system that enables factories, i.e. their production flows, processes and lighting, to be centrally controlled and monitored independent of the location of the system or dashboard user. All information is concisely and graphically displayed. 

As a result there are practically no limits concerning evaluation options of data for such factors as consumption, switch-on times, user frequencies and lifespan. An important function for the project is the 'predictive maintenance' service enabling maintenance work to be carried out on-time and according to needs. A maintenance alert is triggered for example as soon as a luminaire achieves a set number of operating hours and a predefined illuminance level is fallen below.  

The intelligent lighting solution can be experienced live at the Hanover Fair as part of an installation on the Microsoft stand. Visitors find out how the lighting concept directly benefits from direct IoT integration into standard building control – via more rapid engineering, central cloud-based energy data analysis, concise trend recordings and simplified big data handling.  Osram supplies luminaires that save energy, ensure satisfied and productive employees and supply all essential data for predictive maintenance purposes. Beckhoff components for building automation are highly robust and flexible and enable quick integration and expansion in cloud applications, and Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing platform, significantly simplifies the visualisation of essential key figures and predictive analysis. 

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