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Explorative investigation of application scenarios for smart bin systems

  • Increasing flexibility, greater transparency and faster adaptability play a key role in the development of future intralogistics. Ever-changing environmental conditions require easy extensibility and modifiability of existing bin systems. This research project explores approaches to transfer the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm to intralogistics. This allows a synchronization of the material and information flow. The bin is enabled by the implementation of adequate hardware and software components to capture, store, process and forward data to selected system subscribers. Monitoring the processes in the intralogistics by means of the smart bin system ensures the implementation of appropriate actions in case of defined deviations. By using explorative expert interviews with representatives from the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, seven practical application scenarios were defined. On this basis, the requirements of smart bin systems were examined. For each individual case of application, a system model was created in order to obtain an overview of the system components and thus reveal similarities and differences. Based on the similarities of the system models, a general requirement profile was derived. After the hardware components of the bin system had been determined, a utility analysis was carried out to find the adequate IoT software. The utility analysis was conducted with a focus on data acquisition and data transfer, data storage, data analysis, data presentation as well as authorization management and data security. The results show that there is great interest in easily expandable and modifiable bin systems, as in all cases, the necessary information flow in the existing bin system has to be improved by means of new IoT hardware and software components.

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Author of HS ReutlingenVogt, Raphael; Hummel, Vera; Schuhmacher, Jan
Erschienen in:Knowledge valorisation in the age of digitalization : International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA 19): Proceedings, 30 January 2019 – 1 February 2019, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Publisher:Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch Univ.
Place of publication:Stellenbosch
Editor:Dimitri Dimitrov
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2019
Tag:IoT software; intralogistics; modifiability of bin systems; smart bin system
Page Number:7
First Page:124
Last Page:130
DDC classes:330 Wirtschaft
Open access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Open Access