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.