For a more efficient robot fleet: BOOSTER Precision Components implements KUKA iiQoT
Automotive supplier BOOSTER Precision Components GmbH now saves time by efficiently planning maintenance work and transferring diagnostic files. The journey from the decision for KUKA iiQoT to a transparent overview of the entire robot fleet took a mere few days.
25 January 2024
The implementation of KUKA iiQoT in a brownfield was quick and easy. On average, we needed about ten minutes per robot. Now, through networking, we have the assurance that the displayed information is always up-to-date,” says Tobias Sauer, Head of Automation at BOOSTER Precision Components. The KUKA iiQoT dashboard bundles all important information transparently and clearly. This way, the robot fleet can be monitored from its location in Schwanewede, Germany – regardless of the robots' locations worldwide.
Smart robotics: All relevant data at a glance
"With KUKA iiQoT, KUKA robots become smart robots. Thanks to the clear presentation of the robot fleet, notifications in the event of a fault, as well as status monitoring, our customers gain greater transparency and efficiency,” explains Christian Büchle, Platform Product Manager for Data-Driven Services at KUKA. Through intelligent data collection in the secure Microsoft cloud, KUKA customers can minimize machine downtime in their production operations and maximize operating time. For example, the necessary maintenance measures for the robots are transparently displayed in KUKA iiQoT, allowing harmonization for the entire robot fleet.
For us, KUKA is a strong partner in digitalization. Since the implementation of KUKA iiQoT, we have seen optimization in the planning of robot maintenance and significant time savings.
Increased efficiency through continuous error analysis
Several KUKA iiQoT functions contribute to quick troubleshooting, such as condition monitoring, which records trends and irregularities. The customer-specific messages support troubleshooting by reporting critical events and fault hotspots for the robot. KUKA Customer Service is also close by, as customers can easily share their data with experts using KUKA iiQoT. Tobias Sauer from BOOSTER Precision Components is pleased that his company now relies on smart data analysis from KUKA iiQoT.