"We combine digitization know-how with industry expertise"
Bietigheim-Bissingen, October 2017 – Dürr has joined forces with other global market leaders to create the ADAMOS Industrial Internet-of-Things platform (IIoT). Together, these companies will shape the Internet of Things for mechanical and plant engineering around the world. In the following interview, Dürr CEO Ralf W. Dieter explains how the LOXEO digital marketplace is built on this platform and what specific applications will be available to customers of Dürr and its subsidiary Schenck.
What is special about the ADAMOS platform?
ADAMOS is the first Industrial Internet-of-Things platform tailored to the needs of mechanical engineering firms. Aside from Dürr AG, its founding partners include DMG Mori AG, Software AG, Carl Zeiss AG and Hongkong-based ASM PT. They have an installed base of several hundreds of thousands of machines and systems. Together, we want to set the standard for mechanical and plant engineering worldwide. ADAMOS pools the expertise of leading mechanical engineering firms and that of the second largest German software company. Our platform, with an investment of 60 million euros, thus combines high-performance IIoT software and digitization know-how with industry expertise. When you look at the partners, it is clear that ADAMOS is not a small start-up but is already running at full speed. Together with our customers, we want to forge ahead in the digital world.
What specific benefits does this platform offer your customers?
ADAMOS is an open platform that can be used for all manufacturers and has a very competitive pricing model. We guarantee security at the highest level. Based on ADAMOS, we offer our customers digital marketplaces with various applications and services.
And is this where LOXEO comes in?
Yes, we have developed a digital marketplace for Dürr and Schenck customers under the LOXEO brand. ADAMOS is the IIoT platform and serves as a data center or backbone for our services, while LOXEO is our digital presence for customers. Our subsidiary, HOMAG, makes the digital marketplace available under the tapio brand, designed for the woodworking industry. ADAMOS enables our current and future partners to develop their individual digital marketplaces with their own designs and their own apps.
Who are you targeting with LOXEO?
All Dürr and Schenck customers in the automotive industry and their suppliers, the mechanical engineering sector and the general industry.
And when will this digital marketplace be up and running?
From January 2018 onward, we will offer an array of digital services through LOXEO (via cloud, on edge and on premise) to increase system availability and productivity, and thus offer significant added value to the end customer. LOXEO will enable users not only to analyze individual machine components but also to monitor entire systems. This includes applications for scheduled and predictive maintenance, among others, which will also be offered in connection with hotline services, training and eLearning.
Is your company entering uncharted territory with this IIoT platform?
No, not at all. We are a leading mechanical and plant engineering firm, also – and above all – in the field of IIoT. Here we want to set the standard worldwide. Digitization has long been vital to us. We began accelerating these developments as early as 2015, with our digital@DÜRR strategy.