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#2 hack challenge
Manufacturing
#2 Manufacturing

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What are the real pains of today’s shop floor? And what can a bunch of hackers and coders do to solve them? Team Manufacturing not only won this year’s BCX hackathon, they also presented some really innovative solutions. Take a look at how the teams shape the factory of the future together!

With software and hardware from Microsoft Azure, Sick, Balluff, ZK Systems, Influx, Bosch Rexroth and Bosch Connected Industry, the team developed several use cases, for instance for machine learning and analytics.

Available Hardware

  • Sensor IO Link, Gateway SIM 4000
  • A variety of Industrial Smart Sensors to generate useful Data
  • IO-Link Gateways to acquire Data
  • RFID components to realize Track and Trace use-cases
  • Software connectors to build IIoT Data pipelines
  • CytroBox
  • NexoTightening Tool
  • IoT Gateway

Available Software

  • Bosch NexeedProduction Performance Manager
  • zkSystems
  • Microsoft Azure

Hackathon Partners joining this hack challenge

Hackathon Partners joining this hack challenge

Balluff is one of the leading providers of high-quality sensor, identification, network and software solutions for automation requirements. Family-run for more than 90 years, the company employs more than 4000 employees worldwide, all working towards the highest quality standards and following the motto “innovating automation”.

Providing:

  • Balluff sensors

InfluxData delivers a Time Series Data Platform, which is built from the ground up, to integrate real-time analytics, event handling, and time-based data with Open Source plug-ins. We are helping developers advance their applications, production teams monitor their metrics for maximum performance, and ensuring your company’s success.

Providing:

  • IoT Analytics
  • Real-Time Analytics

Microsoft is a technology company whose mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We strive to create local opportunity, growth, and impact in every country around the world.

Providing:

  • Microsoft Azure

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container and Kubernetes technologies.

Providing:

  • Red Hat OpenShift

SICK is one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. Founded in 1946 by Dr.-Ing. h. c. Erwin Sick, the company with headquarters in Waldkirch/Germany ranks among the technological market leaders. In the fiscal year 2016, SICK had more than 8,000 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of just under EUR 1.4 billion.

Providing:

  • SICK sensors

zkSystems is a scalable blockchain protocol which automates machine-to-machine communication. As one of the most promising startups within Berlin’s blockchain ecosystem, zkSystems works together with large enterprises such as Bosch, Rexroth and more. zkSystems brings an unforeseen level of autonomy to IoT infrastructures.

Providing:

  • Block chain API

Bosch Connected Industry bundles software and services for Industry 4.0 in a comprehensive portfolio called Nexeed. Around 500 associates develop and market software solutions for production and logistics in Germany, Hungary, and China.

Providing:

  • Bosch NexeedProduction Performance Manager

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation.

Providing:

  • CytroBox
  • NexoTightening Tool
  • IoT Gateway

The Bosch X-UP team from Bamberg plant, the largest production plant in Germany, offers competencies in UX as well as know-how in the field of Manufacturing. With the successful pitch concept and the associated business model, their advantage is being able to engage with the customers in a direct way.

 

Providing:

  • Pitch Corner
  • Pitch Training
  • BMC-Modelling

Your Hack MC

Wilma Weps

Leading Service Owner of the Production Performance Manager, Bosch Connected Industry

About Wilma

Wilma is passionate about Industry 4.0 and has created and delivered several successful solutions for manufacturers and the production industry over the last 5 years at Bosch. Having studied Mathematics at the Free University Berlin, she’s a strong analytical and abstract thinker who takes a  pragmatic approach to solving problems. Wilma has been a team leader for more than 2 years and enjoys the buzz she gets every day working with her highly motivated and passionate team.

#Twitter: @Likeawilma

Wilma in a short interview

Who is your super hero?
M.C. Escher

What motivates you in your daily work?
I love working with my highly motivated and passionate team!  And I’m really positively driven by my customers’ feedback when we deliver a successful solution that makes their business lives a whole lot easier. But what really gets me in high gear are questions like  “Are you sure you want to do this? No one has done this before.” 😛

What makes you the coolest Hack MC?
Obviously my name! … Yes, I know who the Flintstones are, and no, my hair is not red… Also, I am die-hard gamer person – from Beach volleyball and Kicker to card games and puzzles – if you want to play, it’s on!