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KEBA - Automation by innovation.
Make the most of your partnership with KEBA – work with a leading expert in the integration of Linux-based technologies and other cloud-based assistant systems. Due to increasingly shorter innovation cycles, today’s market requires a varied Industry 4.0 portfolio which can be integrated quickly and easily. At the same time, these systems need to be scalable, secure and highly flexible.
With the solutions from the KEBA Smart Industry portfolio, you can make all levels of the machines suitable for Industry 4.0. Whether it be Smart Factory, Smart Engineering or Smart Technology – we have the perfect solution for all requirements.
KEBA Smart Industry – the smart Industry 4.0 portfolio
With the increasing need for flexibility and individualization, production processes are becoming more and more complex. KEBA provides innovative automation solutions for Industry 4.0 for the digitization of machines and production.
Networking, quick IT integration with edge devices and a focus on standards
KEBA Smart Factory solutions allow for different possibilities when it comes to communication and data collection whether it be between machines, directly to sensors or via a connection to the cloud.
Brownfield or greenfield – for both cases we offer a basis fit for the future which significantly increases productivity.
ServiceNet is a user-friendly plug and play solution for comprehensive remote support and the efficient remote monitoring of machines. Quick, global access to process data for servicing and convenient remote diagnostics is just as simple and uncomplicated as the convenient support of the operating personnel’s application and process requests.
KePlast EasyNet MES monitors machine productivity and manages the data on stationary and mobile end device for small and medium-sized companies. The cyclically-recorded machine parameters are compiled in a central database. This guarantees the best data protection and an efficient process analysis, as well as the creation of individual production reports.
All controls are equipped with EtherCAT, CAN and Ethernet, which allow for an efficient communication with all downstream devices and host systems. The OPC UA and EUROMAP interfaces are key standards for Industry 4.0 and are part of our technology framework. In addition, external drives, such as the main drive unit, can be connected through EtherCAT or Profinet.
Not only is the KEBA automation platform suitable for control tasks, it is also suitable for edge devices. The scalable solutions include the real-time data collection of 500µsec, as well as OPC, UA, TSN and Node-RED (KeControl EdgeCollect) and even big data filtration, pre-preparation and management (KeControl Edge Compute). With KeControl Edge Analytics, AI algorithms, such as predictive analytics and maintenance, can be implemented.
Future-proof technology libraries and assistants for your machines
Future-proof technology libraries and assistants for your machines as well as worthwhile functions developed in collaboration with customers from different sectors (plastics, robotics, CNC, etc.) can all be flexibly combined. The extensive selection of tried-and-tested technologies in the areas of HMI, drive, control and safety technology offer an impressive spectrum of solutions for customers who need to design an intelligent plant, in terms of Industry 4.0, with a wide variety of machines.
This software system prevents unwanted access to your machines and works towards the gradual fulfillment of security standards. It includes, amongst other things, the targeted management of open communication channels depending on the operating type, the checking of the authenticity and integrity of software updates and the secure authorization of service technicians. With KeSecure, you can also benefit from a secure key and certificate management and can regulate access to sensitive data.
Intelligent software models in our drives ensure a sensor-free wear monitoring for mechanical components, such as roller bearings for example. This saves money and resources and protects against any unplanned machine downtime. Large amounts of data are processed directly in the drive, however only the result is transferred. So, big data turns into smart data which drastically reduces the bus load, but not the quality of the data.
The combination of the operator experience with the multi-touch screen and the secure machine operation allows for a convenient and safe use of applications in industrial environments. With its ergonomic operability and availability in landscape and portrait formats, the hand-held operating device has an intuitive design and is therefore incredibly user-friendly.
With the fully adaptive rotary push button KeWheel as the main operating element, input options such as for overrides, hand wheels, mode-selection switches, axis travel buttons, and the user interface can be combined in a single device. The KeWheel provides the operator with additional information about the condition of the machine through a broad range of haptic feedback.
Collaborative and flexible engineering for location and company independent development
Flexible engineering is not simply a buzzword but something that really defines all our products. Thanks to location-independent commissioning and analyses via simulation solutions, the time needed on-site is reduced.
The maximum machine performance is not just achieved through project planning and a good commissioning, but also through the automatic optimization and system diagnostics during the machining process. KEBA provides the ideal tools and solutions for all phases!
Simple machine optimization can be achieved through the 3D simulations. It also facilitates the creation, optimization, validation and visualization of robot programs. This means that an Industry 4.0-compliant virtualization can already be done before the commissioning takes place.
This user-friendly tool supports the machine manufacturer in the creation of an optimal control application by guiding the user through the entire configuration process until the control program has been completed. In addition, no prior knowledge of programming is required.
The integration of collaborative solutions increases product quality (continuous integration) and makes it possible for the customer to receive live updates (continuous delivery). Here, KEBA relies entirely on established IT technologies and integrates them into the industrial automation.
Impressive design freedom for custom control solutions
Modern application framework for a fast time-to-market
Innovative and intelligent drive solutions for your machines
Software platform for the integration of robots in production lines