MANN+HUMMEL will present Internet of Things (IoT) solutions at the 2017 Hanover trade fair for the compressor industry. Supported by sensors, intelligent filters communicate their status and help compressor operators to reduce costs and save energy. In a new dedicated IoT laboratory in Singapore MANN+HUMMEL is developing solutions for different sectors in cooperation with customers.
Ludwigsburg/Hanover, April 24, 2017 – at the 2017 ComVac trade fair in Hanover, MANN+HUMMEL, development partner and series supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries, will present solution concepts for the Internet of Things (IoT) in compressors. The focus is on self-learning systems which with the aid of sensors create new possibilities for the generation of data and data exchange between filters and processes in order to improve their efficiency and reduce costs. MANN+HUMMEL offers compressor producers the following application options:
Predictive maintenance: sensors register the load status of the filter and also measure the environmental data such as air humidity, temperature and air pressure. The data flow is used to continuously calculate the remaining service life for the increasing load. As a result, a prediction can be made with increasing accuracy of the time when the next service should be carried out.
Identification of original parts: only original replacement parts ensure the smooth running and correct function of the compressor. Sensors are used to recognize whether an original replacement part has been fitted to the compressor.
Intelligent performance monitoring: this approach uses artificial intelligence technology to carry out big data analysis. This data is used to improve products and processes.
IoT is an integral component of the R&D strategy of MANN+HUMMEL to develop and provide intelligent technology for the filtration market. In August 2016 MANN+HUMMEL founded a laboratory dedicated to IoT in Singapore where a group of experienced specialists are working on modern ideas and solutions. At the present time MANN+HUMMEL is working together with customers in different sectors on different projects.
MANN+HUMMEL is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and series supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industry. Employing approx. 16,000 people at more than 60 locations worldwide, the group achieved a turnover of approx. 3 billion euros in 2016 (preliminary figures). The acquisition of the Affinia Group now adds approx. 4,500 employees, about 10 locations and sales of roughly 800 million euros. The products manufactured by the group include air cleaner systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and plastic components for the automotive industry, and filter elements for the servicing of vehicles. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial applications the company's product range includes industrial filters, membrane filters for water filtration and filtration systems.