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Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution

Merging the real world and cyberspace, huge volumes of data forming the basis for accurate production decisions, companies growing together digitally, products and production in digital dialogue: that’s Industry 4.0, also referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, and similarly momentous today as the steam engine was 250 years ago.

Facts & figures

  • 30 - 40 percent

    can increase resource efficiency in manufacturing by industry 4.0

  • 400 Millionen Euro

    to invest federal government and German industry in the development of industry 4.0

Business processes without boundaries

Business processes without boundaries

At one of our hot strip mills we have implemented an Industry 4.0 solution that goes way beyond the boundaries of an individual company. The processes of the supplier, the hot strip mill (manufacturer) and the customers are connected in a digital network.

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In dialogue: Producat and production

In dialogue: Producat and production

In our Ilsenburg plant, camshafts and the machines used to produce them are in active dialogue. Each camshaft has its own unique ID and passes through the production process almost as if it had a first and last name. And it carries a large amount of data.

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Big data in elevator maintenance

Big data in elevator maintenance

Elevators are the most frequently used mode of transport in the world – well ahead of cars, trains, buses and planes. Measured in terms of daily trips, waiting times are already very low – but we want to improve them even further using a small, smart box called MAX we developed in association with Microsoft.

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3D plant design

3D plant design

Thanks to increasing processing power and improved software tools, we can now design entire car production lines, complete with machines, robots and handling equipment, on the computer.

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