The aim of Industrie 4.0 is to create production processes that save resources and energy. This goes against the customer’s wish for individual products and solutions. So it must be possible to have customised production and yet stay economical. Best of all, at the cost of massed produced items. The solution: modular, flexible plant and machinery, which you can quickly adapt to changing requirements. How? By linking your plant to intelligent IT systems. As a result, plant and machinery become autonomous and self-organising.
The term Industrie 4.0 stands for the fourth industrial revolution, in which industry goes digital. However, we see this revolution more as an evolution because the use of IT to network industry is an ongoing development. A process of change, which all involved stakeholders must support.
The term Industrie 4.0 was first brought to the public domain in 2011 at the Hannover Messe. Since then, numerous associations, platforms and institutions have been working on the implementation of Industrie 4.0. We joined in these activities right from the start, supporting projects with our many years of experience from automation technology.