Industrial Utility Efficiency    

BOGE HST Developed at Smart Factory

Innovative, unique and individual to the customer – this is what the design of the BOGE HST high speed turbo compressors stands for. At more than 100,000 revolutions per minute in use, every component has to fit. To enable high-quality and faultless production, BOGE KOMPRESSOREN has invested around EUR 2 million in intelligent production at Bielefeld. A production line of 2,000 m2 has now gone into operation, connecting components, technology and employees with one another.

 

Boge Smart Factory

To produce highly technical high speed turbo technology quickly and safely, employees, components and machines communicate with one another in the BOGE Smart Factory.

 

“Our high speed turbo compressor is the answer to the increasing demand for individual customer solutions, and greater energy efficiency at the same time,” says Thorsten Meier, BOGE’s CEO. “To make the production and installation of the innovative machine concept simple and safe, we have modified groundbreaking production technology for our requirements.” The model for the intelligent smart factory is the SmartFactoryOWL in Lemgo. The prototypes installed there have been tested, and suitable processes for BOGE series production have been further developed. The partial conversion of an existing production area was completed within a year at the head office of the family-run company in Bielefeld-Jöllenbeck. 

 

Zero Errors Due to Smart Interaction Between People and Machinery

A combination of digitalization, automation and craft is the solution for producing the innovative and unique BOGE HST in a range of variants, as well as with process reliability, irrespective of the wealth of experience of the employees. A digitalized assistant system enables rapid induction and ergonomic execution of complex work stages. The components “know” their characteristics and the requirements for the production. The component coding alone thereby produces a projection of the work instructions and installation information, appearing directly in the visible area. Pick-to-light facilitates the installation of the parts required, available via a modular assembly kit. The process technology automatically adjusts the component-specific relevant parameters through its connection to the ERP system. The intelligent production concept enables seamless traceabliity of relevant figures for each compressor. An Andon board gives information on the current status of the production lines at any time. The smart factory is in ongoing development. The production principle will be transferred to other series in the future.

 

About BOGE Compressors

BOGE America is the USA based America’s subsidiary of BOGE KOMPRESSOREN Otto Boge GmbH & Co. KG based in Bielefeld, Germany. Whether for centrifugal compressors, screw compressors, high-pressure piston compressors, scroll compressors, controls, air treatment equipment, complete systems or individual devices, BOGE meets the most diverse requirements and highest standards – in a precise and customer oriented manner. BOGE solutions are used by all sectors of industry to supply compressed air for a wide range of manufacturing processes. The USA Operations of BOGE America stocks the various technologies of high-quality compressors and spares for immediate support to needs. Compressed air systems are designed, sold and serviced through a dedicated network of over 50 distributors in North, Central and South America. The USA Operations is also the “Center of Excellence” for Technical Trainings for our partners to ensure Top Level Support for the consumer. For more information, visit www.boge.com.