Thyssenkrupp launches new IIoT platform
The German firm said the new offering allows all machines to communicate with each other
German company ThyssenKrupp has launched a new IIoT platform dubbed “toii,” which is an in-house development that connects machines of different makers.
The new IIoT platform allows all machines to communicate with each other, the company said. Using predictive maintenance, the platform is also supposed to forecast the necessity of machine services in the future.
toii was developed completely in-house by company software engineering experts and tailored to the specific requirements of materials services, ThyssenKrupp said. The digital platform allows the machines to share data and communicate with one another and with the IT systems.
“We’ve created an end-to-end solution that is tailored specifically to our needs. It will enable us to accelerate the automation of our production operations and make our processes much more efficient,” Hans-Josef Hoß, member of the board of ThyssenKrupp material services, said.
“We are now taking the digital transformation to the core areas of our business: our production shops, our machinery and equipment, and our materials. Our customers will feel the benefit – and so will we.”
Huawei signs smart city MoU with Milton Keynes
Chinese vendor Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the council of UK city Milton Keynes to design and build innovative ICT concepts for smart cities.
The MoU stipulates that the involved parties will enter into discussions regarding a strategic relationship to align the approach and methodology to design and build innovative ICT concepts for smart cities, together with other partners in the region.
“We believe that innovative technologies are key to addressing the various city challenges that we face and help us better serve our citizens. Milton Keynes has the ambition to develop the core assets of our city into an overarching concept as a smart city, including a well-developed eco-system of companies and citizen engagement that supports this ambition,” said Milton Keynes council leader Pete Marland.
“Cities may have different priorities, but the ultimate goal is the same: to improve local quality of life. We are pleased to have signed this MOU with Milton Keynes Council, which will see both parties collaboratively develop smart city solutions that leverage Huawei’s global expertise in smart city deployments,” Gordon Luo, CEO of Huawei UK, said.