With its IIoT software applications, the Dürr Group is one of the pioneering partners of the new Industrial Cloud from Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The machinery and plant manufacturer is initially making two smart applications of its DXQ software family available in the car manufacturer's open industrial platform. As in an App Store, Volkswagen's worldwide factories and other partner companies will be able to access the applications in the Industrial Cloud in the future, thereby optimising their manufacturing processes and productivity. Dürr can use the feedback from the automobile factories to further develop its applications.
Volkswagen and AWS have opened the Industrial Cloud to eleven partner companies in a first step. For example, Dürr is contributing a DXQ application to increase overall plant effectiveness (OEE). The software is used in quality management in paint shops and uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect error patterns. For this purpose, algorithms compare process and order data from different sources. The DXQ application also carries out an AI-based status analysis of the painting robots and relates the results to the painting results. Another Dürr software in the Industrial Cloud enables productivity increases in final assembly.
Dr. Jochen Weyrauch, CEO of Dürr Systems AG: "The integration of partner software in the Industrial Cloud creates a win-win situation. Volkswagen can offer its plants a rapidly growing range of different software applications. The integration is valuable for us because we gain new insights from production practice. This enables us to make our applications even more customer-oriented and establish them better on the market. Dürr is also supporting Volkswagen, for example, in the digitalization of the new paint shop at the Anting plant in China. DXQ applications will be used there to optimize processes, production quality, energy consumption and plant maintenance. The cooperation with Volkswagen in Anting is Dürr's largest digitization project to date.