Bosch VHIT in Italy has signed a technology partnership with Lynx Software Technologies to build a robust connected camera-based monitoring system for the next generatio of Industry 4.0 environments
Bosch Vacuum & oil pump products Italy is the vacuum & oil pumps manufacturing subsidiary of the German group, and is testing a proof of concept camera-based quality program for use with real-time decision making in industrial settings. The move is part of Bosch VHIT’s digital transformation of its processes and product development and based on embedded software developed by Lynx.
The software captures data from cameras on manufacturing plant floors and logistics warehouses and harnesses machine learning algorithms to identify quality issues and feed information into the MES system, in order to generate an optimal decision in real time. When securely connected to the cloud, the system benefits from continued access to advanced artificial intelligence algorithms and data analytics packages as part of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
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The Industrial version of the MOSA.ic framework developed by the US company allows Bosch VHIT is able to close the digital feedback loop for capturing quality images and analyzing the data to provide a real-time action by running multiple functions on a single SoC without compromising performance, security or safety.
“As we continue advancing cutting-edge technology applications for factory automation, we are excited to partner with Lynx to accelerate a new, secure IIoT-based quality system for the market,” said Riccardo Sesini, Digital Transformation Manager, Bosch VHIT. “In increasingly connected manufacturing environments, manufacturers require safe, versatile, and resource-conserving solutions. Lynx has a long history of robust, safety-critical, high-availability systems and was the obvious choice to help us realize this latest program in a safe and scalable way.”
“Partnerships such as this one with Lynx are critical to shaping our future and continuing on our path of innovation to best serve our customers,” said Corrado La Forgia, Managing Director of Bosch VHIT.
The software framework consolidates mixed criticality workloads running on the same multicore processor - the resources and performance provided by the hardware platform, and the capability of the software components. At the same time, the framework completely isolates critical applications from non-critical workloads, in order to provide high levels of immunity to the former from cyber-attacks. This greatly reduces the architectural complexity, cost, and number of points of failure to increase the resiliency of the industrial system.
“Bosch VHIT’s goal to accelerate the realization of connectivity solutions for a smarter industrial future aligns with our efforts in the space,” said Pavan Singh, Vice President, Product Management at Lynx. “Providing robust edge solutions for the connected camera-based quality system will enable real-time responses to be delivered to events while ensuring critical applications run reliably and safely alongside other functions operating on the server/gateway hardware.”
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