Smart Factory

Macro-Trend

The smart factory embodies the vision of the self-organizing factory in which production capacities, material flows and logistics processes are managed flexibly and automatically. The technological basis is the Internet of Things, which enables a smooth flow of information between development, production and suppliers.

To fully reproduce the production system in a virtual setting, the stand-alone solutions from various providers have to be disbanded and the interfaces connected with real-time ability to a software platform. The connected production system would then resemble a biological nervous system that could use smart resource management and accumulated experiences to further optimize products and services.

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