AI Integration – CNC Production fit for Industry 4.0
In cooperation with the research institute of UNI Hannover, the ProKI-Hannover* - Demonstration and Transfer Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Production, AI is now making its way into mechanical production and metal processing at Müller Industrie-Elektronik GmbH.
AI Integration in the CNC Production
Leibniz Universität Hannover approached us with the research project that is being put into practice today due to the cooperation that has been successfully realised repeatedly in the past and the professional competence of our managing director Matthias Müller.
"This is the first step for us on the long journey of integrating artificial intelligence into CNC production, making our machinery intelligent and further fit for Industry 4.0."
The aim is to continuously monitor the production quality in the process and to immediately detect and react to deviations, such as tool wear outside the norm. This predictive maintenance enables us to optimise machine utilisation to the limits without risking possible defects. Creeping faulty production can also be reduced to a minimum in this way.
This works here in that the tool head of the equipped CNC system diagnoses the occurring bending and shear loads by implementing strain gauge sensors and transmits them to ProKI via interconnected PLCs by remote diagnosis for analysis. In the next step, the so-called mobile demonstrator will also detect vibrations through the additional use of acceleration sensors and initiate reactions to them.
"We are excited to be the first company to support this project in Knowledge Transfer - From Research to Industry and very interested in the first analyses!"
*) ProKI is a Germany-wide network for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in production, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). With the aim of further advancing the application of AI in small and medium-sized enterprises, ProKI centres exist at eight German universities for various areas of manufacturing technology.
Read more about ProKI-Hannover at https://proki-hannover.de/