Industry 4.0 pursues the goal to optimise the production output through an efficient collaboration of all components of the production process.
Man, machine and other production resources should communicate during the whole value chain. Resulting intelligent production systems increase the efficiency of organisation and processes. Automation and batch size 1 will not be mutually exclusive. A data exchange is possible over the whole life time cycle. If properly evaluated, the time cycle offers great potential for the use in construction, production and service.
60 percent of companies in the business of engineering and plant manufacturing deal with Industry 4.0. A third of these get intensively involved with the topic, therefore they are innovation and market leader in the digital world.
The result: The one, who starts with the networking and digitalisation of the production, is convinced by the economic use.