Lynx & Bosch Test New Camera-Based IIoT Solution

The Italian producer of vacuum and oil pumps for the automotive industry tests out a new IIoT-based software.

By Joel Davies -

Bosch VHIT (Vacuum & oil pump products Italy) has partnered with Lynx Software Technologies (Lynx), major Mission Critical Edge developer, to test a new proof of concept camera-based quality programme for use with real-time decision making in industrial settings.

The new programme captures data from cameras on manufacturing plant floors and logistics warehouses and harnesses machine learning algorithms to identify quality issues and feed information into the MES system to generate an optimal decision in real time. When securely connected to the cloud, the system benefits from continued access to advanced artificial intelligence algorithms and data analytics packages.

Bosch VHIT is a subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Group and produces vacuum and oil pumps for the automotive sector. Its R&D department is the Competence Center for Bosch vacuum pumps at a global level. Lynx meanwhile is a Mission Critical Edge company providing software services like its real-time operating system for the aerospace, automotive, enterprise and industrial markets.

“As we continue advancing cutting-edge technology applications for factory automation, we are excited to partner with Lynx to accelerate a new, secure IIoT-based quality system for the market”, said Riccardo Sesini, Digital Transformation Manager, Bosch VHIT. “In increasingly connected manufacturing environments, manufacturers require safe, versatile, and resource-conserving solutions. Lynx has a long history of robust, safety-critical, high-availability systems and was the obvious choice to help us realize this latest program in a safe and scalable way”.

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Pavan Singh, Vice President of Product Management at Lynx Software Technology. Image: Lynx Software Technology

For new manufacturing quality systems, Lynx says its framework is focused on ensuring security and mitigating any period of equipment downtime that could impact business output. Its LYNX MOSA.ic for Industrial consolidates mixed criticality workloads running on the same multicore processor – the resources and performance provided by the hardware platform, and the capability of the software components. At the same time, the framework isolates critical applications from non-critical workloads to provide high levels of immunity  from cyber-attacks. Additionally, this reduces the architectural complexity, cost, and number of points of failure.

“Bosch VHIT’s goal to accelerate the realization of connectivity solutions for a smarter industrial future aligns with our efforts in the space”, said Pavan Singh, Vice President, Product Management. “Providing robust edge solutions for the connected camera-based quality system will enable real-time responses to be delivered to events while ensuring critical applications run reliably and safely alongside other functions operating on the server/gateway hardware”.

This latest partnership builds upon Lynx’s growing technology partner ecosystem, with the company recently announcing a partnership with Eurotech and the availability of Lynx MOSA.ic for Industrial in the Microsoft Azure marketplace.

You can find more information about the parternship between Lynx and Bosch on their repsective websites.

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