Bühler and Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions will expand their existing research and development partnership in an effort to increase innovation and market launches by leveraging the opportunities of the Internet of Things (IoT). Both companies have expertise in the areas of IoT and food processing technology.

The cooperation provides chances to leverage Bosch’s know-how in electronics, sensor technology and software around the Internet of Things for the food processing industry. The two companies have already successfully cooperated in a two-year research project to integrate Bosch micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors into food production technology. The result was that individual rolls in rotating machines can now be equipped with wireless sensors to measure real-time temperature and vibration during production.

The first applications from the intensified cooperation will be launched in 2017.