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Bosch and Bühler collaborate to leverage IoT for food sector

22 August 2016

Bühler and Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions have agreed to expand their existing collaboration for increased innovation and market launches, further leveraging the opportunities of the Internet of Things. New products are expected for 2017. 

Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions and Bühler have agreed to expand their research and development partnership. The cooperation provides  greater opportunities to employ Bosch know-how in electronics, sensor technology, and software around the Internet of Things for the food processing industry. 

The two companies have already cooperated in a two-year research project to integrate cutting-edge Bosch micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors into food production technology. The results are very promising –Individual rolls in rotating machines can now be equipped with wireless sensors to measure temperature and vibration in real-time during the production process. This allows monitoring and optimisation of the end product through better alignment of the rolls. Operators will also benefit from predictive maintenance services, which will help to reduce down-time and operating costs. The first applications from this extended cooperation are expected in 2017.
“Following our successful R&D partnership, we are pleased to take the next step to form a commercial partnership. We are excited to utilise this partnership to create process solutions and services that improve yield and performance at reduced operating costs for our customers,” said Johannes Wick, CEO Grains & Food at Bühler. “During the last two years Bühler and Bosch have established a good relationship and met the demanding requirements with first selected applications in grain milling.”

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