LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG is working with the Institute for Drive Technology (IAA) at the University Aalen to develop a PHM (Prognostics and Health Management) system for AI-based status monitoring of constant temperature equipment at automotive test stations. The project has received 424,000 euros in financial support from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Tourism through the InvestBW funding program. Through the project, the world market leader for precise temperatures, LAUDA, will further advance the digitalization of the temperature control technology used digital products from LAUDA.LIVE, and offer customers an innovative solution to increase the lifespan, reliability and performance of LAUDA constant temperature equipment.
Production failures and delays caused by standstills can be limited or even prevented entirely, using AI-supported, predictive or preventive maintenance. In addition, machine learning can be used to develop efficient operating strategies for each application, for example through optimized delivery volume.
“The development of artificial intelligence and the solutions made possible as a result are advancing exponentially,” explains the Managing Director of LAUDA, Dr. Marc Stricker. “Through this innovative research project and close collaboration with Aalen University, we can resolutely follow our successful path towards the digitalization of temperature control technology in continuous exchange with our partners. Artificial intelligence must be integrated in solutions today and offers enormous potential for optimization.”
The interdisciplinary LAUDA project team is composed of multiple departments: Research & Development, Service and Product Management. This will ensure the necessary expertise to determine relevant causes of failures, sensors and data for continued research, and modeling at Aalen University. The project arising from the “DigiServ” network is due to be completed in March 2025. The innovation network DigiServ is a development alliance that aims to structure and automate processes in the service segment.
In LAUDA.LIVE, the world market leader for precise temperatures has bundled a series of new digital products. As a result, all LAUDA temperature control and laboratory solutions function as fully networked and intelligent IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) devices. LAUDA.LIVE offers extensive fleet management functions, as well as sophisticated control and remote maintenance functions that maximize the operating time, reliability and performance of all LAUDA devices.