Fraunhofer IGD presents Go-Visual, a conference on visual assistance in production, on September 28, 2018 in Berlin. This year's topic: the visual analysis of smart data and how big data facilitates decision-making.
(Berlin) Every year, the science-meets-business conference Go-Visual discusses the possibilities and latest developments in visual assistance in production. Experts from business and research are invited to mingle in Berlin on September 28, 2018 and discuss solutions together.
“Industry 4.0” is the buzzword that is on everyone’s lips and characterizes current technological developments. More and more, data is being collected as part of digitization and is ready for use and evaluation. But how can this digital data diversity, big data, now be used to achieve greater flexibility and efficiency through the integration of IT into modern production? The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD will answer this question and discuss methodology in Berlin with representatives from industry, science, and research.
Prediction: smartly manage the future using big data
Without a crystal ball, the Visual Assistance Technologies team works on the visual analysis of large and complex amounts of data to see into the future. “Our goal is to be able to use available data to optimally control future processes through accurate data-driven predictions,” explains Dr. Mario Aehnelt, head of the department. Big data applied to production control presents an opportunity to make statements about future events that occur with a high degree of probability through automated comparison with past cases. An example: The degree of wear of a machine part determined during maintenance does not initially give cause for action. Comparison with countless other data, however, suggests that in the past, parts with comparable wear levels needed to be repaired before the next service and caused equipment failure. Thanks to Fraunhofer IGD applications, this process takes place in real time, the result of which is intuitively presented to the user as a visual representation. With this prediction, the causes are determined and applied to the future to support users in plant engineering and maintenance with smart decision-making. At the Go-Visual conference, representatives of the Fraunhofer IGD will present their latest research results and concrete applications for the visualization of big data analyses, so they are available to all process owners – from the production manager to the assembly worker.
Intelligent data loggers as a new analysis and control unit
Business representatives will give lectures on the opportunities that digital data represents for production and process controls, today and in the future. For example, the Rostock-based, medium-sized enterprise pironex GmbH is presenting a new cooperative project with Fraunhofer IGD. Data loggers, that is, flexible data recording devices, should not, as before, only record operating data and make it available for evaluation, but should be even more intelligent. Equipped with built-in sensors and data interface, new parameters are recorded, unknown operating conditions are detected, and anomalies are identified early. The data loggers will also use artificial intelligence to analyze the collected data and communicate with the connected system, which in turn can adjust its own settings. Efficiency can be improved enormously, the life of machines and plants increased, and failsafe performance significantly optimized. The new research project deals with the development of new communication concepts for machine-to-machine communication and new methods for visualizing the information provided by data loggers.
On the sidelines of the lectures, Go-Visual also presents the opportunity to talk with industry players and actively promotes the networking of various stakeholders. Anyone wishing to gain insight into the latest trends in research and development and the future possibilities of visual analysis and the processing of digital data in the workplace can register at www.igd-r.de/govisual.
Visual analysis of Smart Data
September 28, 2018, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fraunhofer-Forum, Anna-Louisa-Karsch Strasse 2, 10178 Berlin, Germany