s-net® DProdLog

Intelligent small load carrier

© Fraunhofer IIS

Smart containers form the basis for the development of a modular service platform for production logistic services in the DProdLog project. The point of departure are miniature charge carriers (KLT) equipped with sensors, e.g. Fill levels. These sensors are equipped with the s-net® technology of the Fraunhofer IIS and form a wireless sensor network. The thus smart KLT as a cyber-physical system provide the necessary data to further automate services in the next step. They thus form the basis for the service platform, with the aid of which an even greater level of computerization and customer orientation in production or in value chains can be advanced.

Data trigger services

Smart KLT will independently trigger post-supply processes and visualize the position-dependent information via a dynamic dispaly. For example, the display informs employees when the re-ordered full container arrives. Furthermore, the data collected by the containers and users are collected in the cloud in the sense of a digital memory and are available for »big data analyzes«. The containers recognize potential bottlenecks in the value chain in the interaction with the service platform. Consequently, the container disposition is to be adapted automatically.

Project partners

  • EuroLog AG
  • Böllhoff GmbH
  • GS Freight Logistics
  • Bosch
  • Fraunhofer IIS / SCS
  • University of Bamberg, Chair of SCM

Promotion

Funded under the BMBF's "Service Innovation by Digitalization"