Food producer Hans Henglein und Sohn GmbH in the Franconian village of Wassermungenau, Germany, has put into operation a new Bosch steam boiler system that will help to achieve more sustainable and environmentally friendly processing of its potatoes and dough products. The company received attractive subsidies from state development bank KfW amounting to 30% towards the investment in the efficiency-enhancing and CO2 reducing components. This was made possible by modern technologies and clever conceptual design by Henglein and its efficiency consultant, the local engineering office Tobias Lüpfert and Bosch Industriekessel.
Industry 4.0 applications make an important contribution to energy efficiency improvements during operation, and that’s the same at Henglein. The integration of the Bosch MEC Optimize digital assistant was part of the efficiency project and makes it easier to plan future maintenance, rectify faults, or optimise efficiency during operation. Intelligent algorithms collect and interpret the operating data, evaluate the service life of components based on operating mode, and analyse water values. Energy losses and thus higher emissions as well as critical states are detected by the digital assistant immediately and it proactively offers the operator recommendation for actions.