Software, instrumentation providers collaborate on IIoT for process applications

SAP and Endress+Hauser are cooperating in developing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications for process industries.
By Endress+Hauser August 26, 2018

Field instruments in today’s world can have digital twins resident in the cloud. Image courtesy: Endress+HauserApplication of an open platform concept will enable seamless integration of field instruments into business processes. SAP and Endress+Hauser are cooperating in developing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications for process industries. The enterprise software supplier and the specialist for process and laboratory measurement technology made the announcement during ACHEMA.

Their goal is to integrate Endress+Hauser field instruments as digital twins into the SAP cloud platform. Both companies want to take advantage of SAP’s Leonardo system as well as Endress+Hauser’s IIoT offering. The idea is to integrate master and sensor data, as well as measurement values, into customer business, logistics, and production processes and develop digital services focused on predictive maintenance and predictive quality. An open platform concept forms the basis for this approach.

Endress+Hauser’s role involves delivering the field instrumentation knowledge critical to plant operators in the form of digital services, which will be implemented by integration using a standardized approach.

In the SAP asset intelligence network, field instruments are represented as digital twins, which serve as a basis for integration into the customer’s business processes. Using technologies like machine learning, analytics, and blockchain, intelligent services can be enabled for the production environment. 

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– Edited from an Endress+Hauser press release by CFE Media.