German manufacturing systems supplier Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH (SW), a leading manufacturer of horizontal machining centers for automotive suppliers, was looking to deliver more consistent quality and higher productivity. In order to do so, SW implemented Predix Platform to connects its machines, generating machine data that allows SW’s customers to optimize their maintenance schedules—reducing potential unplanned downtime and minimizing the customer’s total cost of ownership.
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SW Boosts Customer Productivity with GE Digital’s Predix Platform
We at SW have started many years ago to employ remote services on our machines, always with a focus to solve issues, problems, hot buttons, but mainly to see how the machine is doing; to monitor the machine in its development over time, over its lifetime.
And we have increased that activity drastically in the recent years.
SW already has a long experience in remote monitoring of our machine tools.
We started in 2003 to connect the first machines via the internet.
In 2016 we decided to develop the next generation of our data services by ourselves.
The challenge at this point in time was to find the right partner to realize the digitization strategy.
We knew from the beginning that we did not want to use a standard product which we cannot adapt to the services we want to provide to our customers.
At the end of the evaluation process we decided to go with Predix, the IIOT platform provided by GE.
And we have never regretted that step.
Predix stands for a very powerful and constantly growing platform, a kind of a toolbox with a large number of microservices or data building blocks.
And this system allows us to develop our application rapidly and to be very flexible in regards of customization.
SW machines are installed in 35 countries in the world and the management of the edge devices is absolutely crucial.
If you are not able to connect devices easily and to enroll edge software automatically in a safe and secure and scalable way, your concept may fail completely.
Overall the collaboration with GE is really awesome.
On top of a very good documentation for developers, I can really confirm that especially the professional services provided by GE are really excellent.
No complaints up to now.
So, with GE as a partner we will focus on creating new value-added applications in the cloud to make our customers happier and of course more successful.