Gearboxes with cynapse® and Smart Services

Unlimited Industry 4.0 connectivity: gearboxes with cynapse® from WITTENSTEIN alpha independently record operating data within machines as well as plants and communicate it in the IIoT. The cynapse® feature is integrated in the existing installation space for this, and is connected via an IO-Link interface. As a result, measured operating data and the gearbox’s product-specific information can be accessed.
In combination with our Smart Services, maximum transparency is created within the machine and the Smart Factory. Smart Services from WITTENSTEIN analyze your gearbox and process data and actively enhance the quality of machines and processes.

How do cynapse® and Smart Services play together?

Gearboxes with the cynapse® feature and IO-Link interface can be directly integrated into your system landscape. You can decide here whether the generated data is only kept in the cynapse’s internal memory or whether you integrate it into higher-level systems, such as a PLC or gateway/IPC.

By integrating the data into higher-level systems, you lay the foundation to use our Smart Services. 

For integration into these systems, we rely on common standards such as Docker or integrate natively into the respective target system such as ctrlX from Bosch Rexroth.

How does digitizing machines and plants work? Our whitepaper provides answers.

Our smart drive systems and Smart Services enable our customers to successfully integrate their machines and systems into the digital world. Find out in this whitepaper which components can be used for this purpose and what integration into IIoT might look like.

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How to succeed with the cynapse® integration: Our Getting Started documents provide answers.

Our Getting Started documents are designed to help our customers integrate cynapse® successfully into their PLC. Our Getting Started documents tell you all you need to know.

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This is cynapse®

cynapse® product features

Product identification

The digital identification plate contains all relevant data needed for clear identification of your components.

Data logger

Data is collected and stored throughout your component’s lifecycle:

Temperature, vibration, mounting position and acceleration

Threshold monitoring

Sensor values are easy to monitor based on predefined or customized thresholds.

Customer statements on cynapse®

With cynapse® in our K4.0 smartpacks, we can make the component manufacturer’s know-how available to our end customers as added value

Simon Brehmer, Head of Technology & Digitalization
KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH

cynapse® gives us insight into the machine and is indispensable for predictive maintenance

Thomas Conen, Product Engineer – Drives & Motion
Omron Electronics GmbH

cynapse® integration options

The integration of gearboxes with cynapse® can be categorized into three different integration options:

Internal memory

  • Use of internal memory
  • Storage of data history (e.g. minimum / maximum values & histograms)
  • 8 MB memory capacity manages to store data from 40,000 operating hours

PLC integration

  • Integration of cynapse® data and functions into the PLC (e.g. live / process data & IO-Link events) 
  • Use of cynapse® data for further analyzes
  • Data storage in sensor memory still active

IPC / Gateway / Cloud

  • Integration of cynapse® data and functions into higher-level systems (e.g. live / process data & IO-Link events)
  • Use of Smart Services from WITTENSTEIN or further analyzes 
  • Data storage in sensor memory still active

Smart Services

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Smart Services at a glance

cynapse® Connect

cynapse® Connect

  • cynapse® Connect enables integration and routing of data, which is a fundamental prerequisite for condition monitoring.  
  • The Smart Service can obtain the recorded data from various source systems via IO-Link or OPC UA and use it for digital services from WITTENSTEIN. 
  • The data can be made available to several target systems (databases, cloud systems, etc.) in structured formats simultaneously and in parallel. 
  • cynapse® Connect thus greatly simplifies the integration of smart gearboxes into the relevant machine infrastructure.

cynapse® Monitor

cynapse® Monitor

  • The “cynapse® Monitor” service provides a control terminal for your cynapse® gearbox, allowing all features to be used.
  • You no longer need to design a separate visualization solution for the cynapse® data, meaning a lot of development time and costs are eliminated.
  • At the same time, the data of the cynapse® Monitor service can be used to monitor threshold values of selected parameters.
  • The automatic teach-in function helps you to parameterize cynapse® for your individual machine process.
  • You gain insights into the operating behavior of the drive axles, allowing critical operating conditions to be detected earlier.

cynapse® Analyze

cynapse® Analyze

  • cynapse® Analyze is an ever-growing portfolio of smart features. The focus of this service is the detection of anomalies or wear. 
  • The Health Index displays the gearbox condition simply and intuitively by means of a traffic light, which can be used to establish the recommended course of action.
  • These features help to prevent unplanned downtimes as well as the associated breakdown and repair costs. Machine operators can thus take the necessary action before any damage occurs.

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