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Speakers of HTF International Forum 2022

Eric Schubert

Teamlead software development & Global Project Lead Smart Systems and Digital Services



​Electrical Automation Engineer


Teamlead software development

Projectlead „Smart Systems and Digital Services“

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PLC and HMI programming

High-level programming languages

Worldwide service for several industries

Speaker’s Biography

DAS 01/2022 Teamlead software development.

DAS 12/2019 Global Project Lead Smart Systems/ Digital Services.

DAS 05/2017 Software engineer water treatment .

DAS 11/2014 Commissioning electricican.

KBA 06/2009 – 04/2011 Service engineer world wiede.

J+P 09/2008 – 06/2009 Electronics technician for automation technology.

XENON 10.2006 – 05.2011 Electronics technician for automation technology.

Topic & Abstract


Digital Twin Local scrubber wants to communicate to his owner


The topic of Industry 4.0 does not pass the local scrubber sector. Here, many potentials and possibilities arise to develop the existing local scrubber from a system that runs quite independently with the help of simple signals to a system that reports and learns independently. Important factors are the pillars of Industry 4.0, predictive maintenance, algorithms and portal solutions for external communication.

As an overall construct, we map the plant as a digital twin. This will predict maintenance by using algorithms and the developers' know-how contained inside. Through new sensors and actuators, more data is collected in order to enable realistic predictions to be given. Furthermore, more complex interfaces (digital interfaces) can create possibilities to react more directly to the tool. In addition, it is possible to react to dynamically changing processes. This improves stability and quality as well as saving power, water, gases consumption.

In future, local scrubber will communicate much more intelligently. Focus will also be on availability, optimization and adaptation to new circumstances.

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