The family-owned company ZIEHL-ABEGG is specialized in ventilation and air conditioning technology as well as in drive-motors for elevators and developed along with Telekom Germany and T-Systems Multimedia Solutions an industrial platform using internet of things in order to connect and monitor its products including remote devices to the internet of things. The objective is to obtain accurate picture about the application scenarios, device status and maintenance status via recording the operating data and to be able to visualize the same significantly in reports and dashboards for the public eye.
Reduction in downtime as well as maintenance of ventilators based on the requirement
Usage of collected device data and load profile statistics for continuous product improvement
Options for new business models, services and products for ZIEHL-ABEGG- customers
More reliable and secure ventilation technology at low maintenance cost and provision of monitoring data for the application scenario, device status and maintenance status
Customer and administration portal, to which individual devices are connected via Internet of Things with Microsoft Azure Cloud and can be continuously monitored by the team of ZIEHL-ABEGG and customers
Early alarms for malfunctions or for reaching defined thresholds minimizes the downtime of the devices and on the other side, it also prevents the unnecessary maintenance
Cloud based management and continuous monitoring of the devices
In future, the ventilation technology products of ZIEHL-ABEGG will be equipped with additional sensors, which would transmit the status update or status change via Bluetooth to the IoT- Gateway within the regular intervals of seconds. The obtained data can be actual power consumption, indoor and outdoor temperatures, operating hours or vibrations which indicate the prevailing imbalance. Via local Wi-Fi, LAN or UMTS-connection, the gateway transfers data points combined with IoT-Hub in the Microsoft Azure. Per one mouse click, the customer has an access to the status of actual devices on the user interface. The team of ZIEHL- ABEGG obtains insights in the performance of all connected devices in order to be able to plan the maintenance, monitoring, product requirement and service life efficiently. Actual status information or error notification of individual devices can be retrieved actively on the ZA bluegalaxy platform or via WhatsApp, email or SMS.
ZIEHL-ABEGG is one of the internationally leading companies in ventilation technology, control technology and drive technology. Examples for applications scenarios for its products are heating and air-conditioning systems or cleanroom systems and agriculture systems. ZIEHL-ABEGG has already laid a foundation for modern ventilator systems: External rotor motors, which is still today the best technology available. The further fields are the electric motors, which provide motion in elevators, medical applications (i.e. Computer tomography) or deep sea submersibles. ZIEHL-ABEGG has 2,250 employees in southern German production plants. The company has worldwide overall 4,100 employees, which are spread over 16 production plants, 29 companies and 111 sales locations.