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Bosch Connected Industry

White Paper: “Data Homogenization in the Age of Industry 4.0”

Learn everything about the Digital Twin System as basis for easy communication in connected production and logistics.

Make abstract data understandable

Data Homogenization in the Age of Industry 4.0

What do we need to digitalize production and logistics? First of all, we need data, which is available in large amounts. However, we often still lacking a common basis for communication between humans, software and hardware. The answer lies in semantic data homogenization - not only for machine operators on site but also for mechanical engineers and software developers. It turns data into useful information that everyone can understand.

Bosch Connected Industry is currently working on making this value-adding information available beyond the factory borders with the Digital Twin System. In addition, connecting the data makes it possible to trace assets throughout their whole life cycle. The Digital Twin System thus opens up completely new possibilities, such as digital services for maintenance or ready-to-use software applications.

Do you want to learn more? Our whitepaper provides everything you need to know about our cross-plant approach to data homogenization!

Get to know the Digital Twin System

Ulrich Wolters, Head of Production Area Foundation at Bosch Connected Industry, talks about the possibilities of the Digital Twin System. In this short video, you will learn how raw data can be turned into comprehensible information and how this contributes to higher efficiency in production and logistics:

The Digital Twin System enables the communication and semantic data exchange between all different stakeholders across the life cycle of a product.

Ulrich Wolters, Head of Product Area Foundation, Bosch Connected Industry

How can machine-generated numerical series be turned into value-added information?

The Digital Twin System makes it possible in three steps:

Create semantics

Create semantics

Create semantics

Raw data from production and logistics are processed into generally understandable information by contextualization and bundled in information groups. Several groups form a Digital Twin. A Digital Twin is therefore a digital representative of an asset with all relevant information.

Create semantics
Ensure easy retrieval

Ensure easy retrieval

Ensure easy retrieval

Like in a telephone book, the Digital Twin system allows you to easily find the Digital Twins. Every user - human or software - can easily locate them and use them for their own purposes. Thanks to the generally comprehensible semantics, all Digital Twins speak one language.

Ensure easy retrieval
Define access rights

Define access rights

Define access rights

Digital Twins sometimes contain sensitive or security-related information. For this reason, the access rights for each Digital Twin are only granted for certain groups of people.

Zugriffsrechte definieren

Beyond the Digital Twin System: creating comprehensive semantics in production and logistics

Bosch is part of the Open Manufacturing Platform, a technology platform and open community for cross-industry collaboration in the field of Industry 4.0. Bosch's contribution to this community draws on the company's extensive experience as a leading supplier and user of Industry 4.0 technologies - both at its own and at customer sites around the world.

We want to contribute to the general accessibility of data that has so far been stored and processed mainly in proprietary systems. Therefore, we are developing a semantic data layer in the "Semantic Data Structuring" working group, which supplements production data with generally understandable semantics. We will of course contribute the knowledge gained from our work on the Digital Twin System and numerous other projects in the field of data homogenization to this development.

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