Battery Monitoring Within Industry 4.0 Landscape: Solution as a Service (SaaS) for Industrial Power Unit Systems

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10531)


The current globalization already faces the challenge of meeting the continuously growing demand for new consumer goods by simultaneously ensuring a sustainable evolution of human existence. The industrial value creation must be geared towards sustainability. In order to overcome this challenge, tightly coupling the production and its axiomatization processes is required in the paradigm of Industry 4.0. This technology bridges together a vast amount of new interconnected smart devices being mostly battery powered. Batteries are the heart of industrial motive power and electric energy storing solutions in the infrastructures of today. The charges related to the batteries are among the biggest cost (2.000–5.000 EUR per unit). Unfortunately, the batteries are not always treated properly and the badly managed ones lose their ability to store energy quickly. In this work, we present the developed modular Cloud solution utilizing Solution as a Service (SaaS) to monitor and manage industrial power unit systems. Modular approach is realized using simple miniature non-intrusive wireless sensors combined with cloud platform that provides the battery intelligence.


Industry 4.0 Internet of Things Battery consumption Industrial motive battery IoT platform 



Research described in this paper was financed by the National Sustainability Program under grant LO1401. For the research, infrastructure of the SIX Center was used. This research was funded by the Technology Agency of Czech Republic project No. TF02000036.

We thank our colleagues from the Bamomas project for providing insight and expertise into the development of industrial motive sensors and batteries. The IoT devices and framework are developed by Bamomas. We acknowledge Pavel Marek and Dr. Raimo Vuopionperä for assistance with the numerical data analysis and unique insights in the life of industrial motive battery units.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  2. 2.Brno University of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic
  3. 3.Peoples Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)MoscowRussia

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