Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Bosch releases SCD sensor device for IIoT data collection and analysis

July 5, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Bosch's SCD sensor device.

July 5, 2019 – Bosch, along with its automation arm Bosch Rexroth, has developed the sensor device SCD (Sense Connect Detect) to help Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) specialists improve availability and efficiency on machines and equipment.

SCD is equipped with four different sensors (acceleration sensor, temperature sensor, light sensor and magnetometer). 

SCD records vibration profiles, whose analysis indicates the wear status of machines, components or tools. Shocks, for example, caused by a collision of components, are recorded.

The ambient temperature in the production environment is monitored to ensure the quality of the components produced. The measurement of the surface temperature of machines and components allows conclusions to be made regarding the wear status.


The light sensor monitors the status of several warning lamps without a person having to be directly on site.

The magnetic sensor is used to detect ferromagnetic objects, which makes it possible to count motion cycles or produced parts, as well as the current flow in cables.

Equipped with a water and dustproof housing (protection class IP67), the SCD can be installed in harsh industrial environments.

SCD can be used for monitoring both the initial equipment of new machines and systems and existing machines and systems without interfering with the existing control technology and interrupting production for installation, integration and commissioning. This is made possible by the compact design (71mm x 62mm x 9.1mm), the supply of power via battery and wireless data transmission.

The app to track SCD is available free from the Apple App Store / Google Play Store. The configuration takes only a few minutes. The SCD provides measurement data immediately after activation.

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