14.07.2021. The specially developed thyssenkrupp Materials IoT toii® platform is proving its flexibility in use by customers. GGK and Steel Service Krefeld are digitising their machinery and networking their production with the help of the IoT platform. The IoT platform is ideal for the digitalisation of industrial processes – it can be implemented at a low level, is expandable and scalable. It can be utilised as the first stage of digitalisation in traditional industry with the option of expansion, as well as digitising and networking the entire machine park.
“We are delighted that toii is being used by two new external customers with very different requirements,” explains Sebastian Lang, Managing Director of thyssenkrupp Materials IoT. “In this way, our IoT platform demonstrates the full range of its capabilities. It is both an enabler of digital transformation in classic machinery and a scalable complete solution for networking the value chain in the digital factory.”
GGK, a subsidiary of the Grün group of companies, relies on the toii platform developed by thyssenkrupp Materials IoT to extensively network its production. This will enable more efficient, automated processes in internal value creation with assured quality. thyssenkrupp Materials IoT has been advising the “hidden champion” on the digitalisation of its production since 2019. GGK manufactures plastic cable routing systems for surface-mounted electrical installations and produces over 3,000 different products at its Greifenstein site in Hessen, Germany. These are sold in 28 countries.
“From the successful implementation of the toii IoT platform, we expect significant performance increases and a comprehensive optimisation of production control,” says GGK Managing Director Eckhard Müller. “We attest to the project managers at thyssenkrupp Materials IoT real enabler qualities.”
Steel Service Krefeld
Steel Service Krefeld is introducing toii.Lights to digitally network analog machines and collect data for further processing. This means that the production status of all machines can be viewed at any time, and operating and maintenance times can be optimised. Steel Service Krefeld sells machines, tool steel and metal powder for Additive Manufacturing. The family-lead business with locations in Germany, the UK, the USA and Canada is a pioneer of Industry 4.0. For example, information from goods receipt to picking is digitally recorded in the in-house ERP in Krefeld and is available in real time in the online store.
(Source: thyssenkrupp Materials Services)