SI-CM3S Secure Industrial Condition Monitoring with high functional reliability | Industry 4.0 project

The aim of the SI-CM3S (Secure Industrial Condition Monitoring with high functional reliability) project is to develop a technology for Industry 4.0, focusing on condition monitoring (CM), i.e. the continuous monitoring of the condition of industrial plants in real time.


Project Information

The Deggendorf Institute of Technology, the Technical University of Munich and the Regensburg-based companies Schindler & Schill and SYSTEMA GmbH are working together to implement the practical SI-CM3S (Secure Industrial Condition Monitoring with high functional reliability) condition monitoring system for widespread use in industry. Special consideration is given to aspects such as data protection, data security and the prevention of industrial espionage. Previous CM systems are often dependent on a connection to cloud structures. SI-CM3S compensates for their major disadvantages. The aim is to develop processes with which production data only has to leave the company boundaries to a limited extent or not at all.

The idea originated in the "SeDiPeT Secure Digital Performance Twin" cluster network, of which the aforementioned partners are members. The funded project is based on the successfully completed Industry 4.0 predecessor project " MobiCM (Mobile Condition Monitoring System), which aimed to develop an intelligent network analysis sensor based on various signal acquisition and analysis methods - in short: a system for monitoring the condition of production machines.

The project is funded as part of the Central Innovation Program for SMEs (" ZIM) of the Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi).

Project duration: 01.01.2021 - 31.07.2024

Condition Monitoring (CM) as a central key technology

Due to the increasing relevance of and need for automation, Industry 4.0 has become a market-ready format. Continuous condition monitoring is required in order to operate the increasingly complex systems in industry economically. Condition monitoring (CM) is a key technology in this regard. CM describes an approach in which the condition of machines and systems is constantly monitored using physical variables such as temperature or vibrations. The data from condition monitoring can be used to draw conclusions about necessary and cost-effective maintenance.


Focus on small and medium-sized enterprises

The project partners are primarily targeting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the solution. Europe, and Germany in particular, is known for its strong SME sector, especially in the field of industrial manufacturing. The solution developed in the project is intended to support these SMEs in their efforts towards Industry 4.0. Previous solutions from large providers are not profitable for many SMEs, as the set-up and maintenance costs are not in proportion to the benefits. The results of the project should therefore be used to ensure the competitiveness of globally active SMEs.


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Uwe Pfeil
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