Hilscher has become an official member of the SAP PartnerEdge program and has formed a partnership with SAP to support the seamless integration of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) in automation plants. The two companies are now able to provide bi-directional access of sensor/actuator data via Hilscher's netIOT Edge Gateway (left), to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP's Asset Intelligence Network.
A first demonstration was shown during Hanover Fair, in April. The partnership results in benefits for plant operators and device manufacturers:
Production technology can be optimized through integrated installation and preventive maintenance. In parallel, device manufacturers can monitor and improve the usage and service of their products in the field.
- New business models, such as pay-per-use and function-based billing, can be implemented.
In addition, access down to the field from the Asset Intelligence Network is possible, allowing integration into business processes during installation, maintenance and service of the production system.
The integrated solution from the sensor to the cloud allows the implementation of the reference architectures of the Platform Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet Consortium. More information.