Hack Challenge #3:
Manufacturing 4.0

We provide a 4-ton IoT-ready tooling machine, a bunch of smart sensors & a modular fog-to-cloud testbed – Let’s shape the factory of the future together.

Experience: See what is possible with IoT, starting at your home base of industrial automation and implement your use case.
Discover: Harvest information from production data and unlock the hidden knowledge.
Challenge: Benchmark a modular infrastructure, fit the puzzle pieces together and fill in blank spots.
Improve: What’s beyond the automation pyramid? Contribute to an industrial IoT architecture.


  • Balluff IO-Link Master
  • Balluff IO-Link devices
  • Balluff Industrial Sensors
  • SICK sensors
  • SICK Sensor Integration Machines
  • Bosch Rexroth Drive and Control Technology
  • IIoT-Ready Tooling Machine by Rampf and Weisser
  • KI-cker – an AI driven Table Soccer
  • Bosch Rexroth Welding Control


  • Balluff IIOT Connectivity Stack
  • Eclipse Hono & Eclipse Unide
  • SICK AppStudio & AppManager
  • Bosch Production Performance Manager
  • Simulated packaging machine
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Human Machine Interfaces
Who is supporting this hack challenge?

Balluff is one of the leading providers of high-quality sensor, identification and network solutions as well as software for integrated system solutions for all automation requirements. As an experienced manufacturer we guarantee excellent worldwide product availability, as well as high-quality consulting and service. Therefore Balluff employs around 3600 employees in 68 countries worldwide.

IIOT Connectivity Stack
IO-Link Master
IO-Link devices
Industrial Sensors

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services. The foundation manages the IT infrastructure for the Eclipse open source community, including Git code repositories, Bugzilla databases, development oriented mailing lists and forums, download site and web site.

Eclipse Hono
Eclipse Unide

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Our Mission: Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our Strategy: Build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

Red Hat® is the world’s leading provider of open source, enterprise IT solutions. Our mission is to be the catalyst in communities of customers, contributors, and partners creating better technology the open source way.

Linux Plattform
Cloud Computing

SICK is one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. Founded in 1946 by Dr.-Ing. h. c. Erwin Sick, the company with headquarters in Waldkirch/Germany ranks among the technological market leaders. With more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies, SICK maintains a presence all around the globe. In the fiscal year 2016, SICK had more than 8,000 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of just under EUR 1.4 billion. y.

SICK AppStudio
SICK AppManager

Bosch Packaging Technology is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, confectionery, and other industries. We offer innovative solutions for the gentle feeding, grouping and primary or secondary packaging of various and often fragile products. We support our customers through all stage of the project,, from the planning right through to the implementation of their packaging solution as well as comprehensive after-sales services.ho may be involved directly or indirectly.

Simulated packaging machine
Programmable logic controller
Human Machine Interface


Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, designs, develops, and operates innovative software and system solutions. The Production Performance Manager is a production information and evaluation system. In near real time, it collects production and machine data, combines it to produce a visual representation, and communicates defined events to the production worker, who may be involved directly or indirectly.

Production Performance Manager

Bosch Rexroth is one of the world’s leading providers of drive and control technologies. With a product portfolio that includes all technologies, as well as a comprehensive range of services and support, Bosch Rexroth sees itself as an expert partner for the complete machine life cycle.

IoT Gateway
Welding Control PRC7000

Hack MC: Janette Kothe

Solution Architect, Bosch Rexroth

Janette joined Bosch in 2011 and has worked in innovating, developing, and engineering IoT applications since then. Having studied mechatronics, she has been passionate about transforming the Industrial Internet ever since.

Coder: Frontend & backend
Coding languages: Java, JavaScript, Lua, C, and good old IEC61131
Twitter: @janettekothe