Mosbach, 20.10.2021 – Bosch Rexroth has gained new partners for its ctrlX AUTOMATION platform — and MPDV is one of them. The expert for manufacturing IT supports production companies of all sizes on their way to the Smart Factory and provides the MPDV app Smart Factory Gateway (SFG).The goal is to close the gap between OT and IT, which had been a headache for many companies for a long time.
"Our customers frequently ask themselves: How can we achieve the Smart Factory and what do we need for it?" reports Jürgen Petzel, Managing Director Sales at MPDV. "The Smart Factory Gateway connects the ctrlX AUTOMATION world with the manufacturing IT of the Smart Factory. By combining the expertise of Bosch Rexroth with the MES competence of MPDV, we are creating a standard for the integration of shop floor and business applications. It will benefit users and vendors alike."
With the Smart Factory Gateway (SFG) app from MPDV, machine- and process data from ctrlX AUTOMATION can be collected in the future. The MPDV app adds business context to the data and makes it available to external business applications for further processing and analysis. This can be an MES, an ERP or even an AI tool. For example, the app connects process values and signals to business data such as order or article numbers from external applications. The data processed by the SFG is automatically mapped to a standardized semantic information model. Production data can therefore be integrated directly into the business application.
About ctrlX AUTOMATION
Bosch Rexroth is a leading global supplier of drive and control technologies for efficient, powerful and safe motion in machines and systems, which includes the ctrlX AUTOMATION. The automation platform is an open ecosystem where users can employ apps from Bosch Rexroth or apps from third-party providers.