With GEBHARDT Galileo IoT for Intralogistics 4.0

Comprehensive, efficient, scalable

GEBHARDT Galileo IoT

The GEBHARDT Galileo IoT Platform is the first step in the direction of Intralogistics 4.0. It enables the operators of intralogistics systems to fully and comprehensively digitalise and network all system components in a cloud, from the equipment to the control and software, and beyond. With this, intralogistics are “IoT-ready”. Using the dashboards, our customers can access real-time system data at any time and obtain information on the current system status. In this way, essential maintenance work and pending downtimes are detected in a timely manner on the basis of the wear parameters. Furthermore, the entire system can be virtualized as a digital twin in the Galileo IoT Platform. This simplifies planning for the complete system, its modifications and expansions, as well as its operation, and facilitates the use of augmented reality. 

Becoming a Smart Warehouse

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the keys to realising Industry 4.0 scenarios. Diverse possibilities also arise in intralogistics. The IoT stands for the ubiquitous networking of machines, things and people. Through the use of sensors, it is possible for production and logistics processes to communicate with each other via the internet. Due to increasing automation and its interconnection within the industry, it is possible to develop an increasing  number of intelligent monitoring and control technologies. With the help of the huge amounts of data generated and its mutual interconnection, it is possible to control and optimise complete added value networks in near-real time. The implementation of autonomous processes and devices within intralogistics facilitates the creation of a Smart Warehouse – a logistics environment that can organise itself in an ideal situation, without human intervention.

Digital, IoT-ready, future-proof

Starting out with Intralogistics 4.0

In order to realise such a Smart Warehouse, GEBHARDT not only offers its tried and tested warehouse and conveyance system, with the Galileo IoT Platform it also allows access to the intralogistics of the future. Furthermore, it facilitates comprehensive condition monitoring. With the aid of dashboards it is possible for example to monitor conveyance and warehouse systems, autonomous transport systems and warehouse control systems (WCS), as well as warehouse management systems (WMS). Additionally, the IT platform supports predictive maintenance, machine learning and artificial intelligence for the optimisation of internal processes. Furthermore, augmented reality applications can also be utilised and systems can be visualised with 3D models. Because the 3D models are stored with all the necessary system data, they satisfy all the requirements applicable to a digital twin. With this, it is possible to track the engineering, configuration and all changes, as well as the state of a system at any time using the digital model. This also constitutes a major step in the direction of a Smart Warehouse.

The basis of the Galileo IoT Platform is an open and standardised cloud solution from SAP, as well as the SAP Asset Intelligence Network (AIN). An important criterion in terms of the security of the solution is the overview of every device that is connected within the network. Because it is only possible to monitor and safeguard devices that are known. This allows GEBHARDT to provide software updates for all smart devices and to implement continuous patch management.

Everything at a glance

With the Galileo IoT Platform and the condition monitoring enabled by it, our customers keep an eye on all their logistic system's data. Through this, it is possible on the one hand to monitor the current status of the entire intralogistics systems, and on the other hand to continuously monitor each individual component. The analysis of the material flow data delivers information on the current performance of a system at all times. In this way it is possible to review the wear parameters to determine whether maintenance work is imminently pending, which in turn means unplanned downtimes can be avoided.

Preventative maintenance

With the help of sensor data and process data logged and evaluated by the system, maintenance and service work becomes foreseeable (predictive maintenance). This allows maintenance and repair work to take place at scheduled times, which prevents downtimes during ongoing production. This also has a positive effect on the service life of the individual components and machines, because maintenance and repairs take place before a problem arises. The operating costs of the systems can therefore be planned and kept to a minimum.

Augmented Reality

With augmented reality, it is possible to merge virtual 3D models together with the real environment. During the operation or maintenance of systems in particular, a wide range of possible applications arise with this technology. For example, with augmented reality a service technician can display useful additional information or instructions in 3D on their AR glasses. This makes maintenance work quicker and simpler. GEBHARDT utilises mixed-reality glasses in this area, which allow the user to present interactive 3D projections in the direct environment with the support of a natural user interface. This technology is also suitable for mobile use.

Benefits

  • Easy entry into digitalisation and Intralogistics 4.0
  • Highly scalable
  • Dashboards with a view of all intralogistics areas
  • Material flow monitoring
  • Cloud technology offers a high level of availability and limitless access
  • Predictive maintenance and condition monitoring
  • Virtualization of systems / digital twin in 3D
  • Integrated augmented reality applications
  • Based on SAP standards (such as e.g. Asset Intelligence Network)

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GEBHARDT Galileo IoT Brochure
Brochure GEBHARDT Galileo IoT Platform