KUKA iiQoT: data-based added value through IIoT for your robots
Data-based automation made easy: maximize the operating time of your robot fleet with KUKA iiQoT. The central IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) platform supplies all important data in real time. This makes not only remote monitoring of the robot systems more efficient, but troubleshooting as well.
One platform for all robots: Big Data for monitoring, visualization and troubleshooting
What condition is your robot in? How efficiently is it working? And what about the entire robot fleet at your company? KUKA iiQoT has an eye on all the condition data: from hardware to software and on to the controller. The central platform leverages the advantages of the Industrial Internet of Things and bundles the data of a complete robot fleet transparently and clearly in one dashboard. You can gain access from anywhere around the clock. The most important functions include systems management, preventive maintenance, fault detection as well as warning messages. Instead of simply visualizing raw data, KUKA iiQoT delivers supplementary orientation parameters, enabling messages to be easily interpreted and faults efficiently rectified. The IIoT-platform, implemented by KUKA subsidiary Device Insights, is suitable for small and large fleets – and clears the way for the Smart Factory.
IIoT: easy to use, for any industrial requirement
KUKA iiQoT is characterized by an expandable software architecture. Individual modules are stored on the IIoT platform, which can be supplemented customer-specifically at any time. This makes it easy to find one's way around and provides valuable functions depending on industrial application needs. All the advantages and possibilities at a glance:
Optimization of the fleet
Management of systems and machines
Fault finding and troubleshooting
Notification of problems
Saving time during fault finding
Clear and quick overview
Transparency across the entire robot fleet thanks to IIoT technologies
Remote maintenance outside the production halls
Access to all required data from all devices
Securing system productivity
Identifying potential for improvement in the industrial environment
Avoiding production downtime thanks to IIoT applications
The IIoT software from KUKA is strongly oriented towards the needs of companies: minimizing downtime and maximizing operating time. This is achieved through the optimal interaction of various modules, such as “Condition Monitoring”, “Fault Diagnosis” and “Changelog”. Faults can thus be quickly identified. KUKA iiQoT users can log into the corresponding robot in the selected line and cell in order to view the problem. If troubleshooting does not succeed in the first step, you can quickly access diagnostic data via “Fault Diagnosis”.
KUKA cloud solution: uncomplicated, secure, cost-effective
KUKA iiQoT is initially available as Software as a Service (SaaS). No matter whether you want to connect five robots or 200: the cloud solution is scalable. Users do not need to worry about hardware sizing. The data are securely stored on a European server. The collection and transmission of data to the cloud is also absolutely secure. For this purpose, IoT subsidiary Device Insight developed its own software component that uses selected functionalities of Microsoft Azure, including automatic software updates and security certificates that are renewed daily. Benefit from maximum availability, flexibility and high performance.
This module provides a clear overview of all relevant information on hardware, software and controller, serving as a central springboard into other modules. The high-performance filters of the Asset Manager facilitate work: they enable you to search for and find robots based on their location– but also to classify them according to user-defined attributes (for different applications, for example). Furthermore, you can obtain additional information about external kinematic systems.
Improve planning of maintenance tasks: Maintenance Manager identifies the maintenance requirements of all systems and machines – in a clear and well-structured manner. This includes ongoing as well as future requirements.
Always in view: Condition Monitoring provides both current and historical condition data for the robot. It thus supports the search for trends and irregularities. In addition to mechanical data, control data are also captured and visualized (for example, RAM usage).
Messages from the robot allow critical events and fault hotspots to be quickly identified. They also support fault diagnosis and make a valuable contribution to the optimization of operation. A list view subdivides the messages (for example, according to type, source and status).
Informed immediately: you promptly receive information about relevant events at your company by e-mail. This occurs proactively – even if you are not currently online. With this module, users themselves also have the option of defining events that trigger a notification.
A log that transparently shows what has happened in the past: here, you receive a detailed list of all changes – automatically and in digitalized form. You can track hardware, software and configuration changes. Beyond this, user-defined changes (power supply, gear units, oil changes) can be recorded manually.
Security Monitor ensures that the robot is adequately protected (for example, by currently running software). The data are aggregated for the entire robot fleet and can be viewed via the dashboard: from the status of the virus scanner to open ports.
A powerful module for fast action: Fault Diagnosis helps to localize the causes of faults. This reduces the mean repair time after a failure and thus production losses.
Clever expansions for the system
In the future, KUKA iiQoT will offer additional functions to address our customers’ IIoT needs. This includes, for example, information concerning the wear of gear units and motors as well as the workload – in order to obtain early indications of potential problems and maintenance tasks (“Predictive Maintenance”). Functions relating to energy consumption and cycle times are additionally planned. Frequently requested features, for example to facilitate the creation of backups and to make statements onprocess and component quality (across various process steps), are also to become part of the IIoT platform. In the future, the integration of digital services such as KUKA Xpert will provide additional customer benefits and make it easier to use KUKA iiQoT. In this way, you benefit from all the advantages of the Internet of Things in an industrial environment.
Do you have any questions or would you like more information about KUKA iiQoT?
Our specialists will be happy to advise you on the added value of the Industrial Internet of Things platform and check how iiQoT can support your company.