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Everything speaks Industrie 4.0

Everyone is talking about the networking of virtual objects with the real world. But what does that mean for industry?

Industry speaks 4.0 when:

  • You can develop machines based on customer requirements
  • The workpiece informs the machine about the next step in production
  • People, machines and industrial processes network intelligently.

The aim? Production processes that save resources and energy. Is that your aim too? Then with us you've found the right partner. With our expertise and our smart products, we can provide support as you work towards a smart factory.

Industrie 4.0

Whitepaper Industrie 4.0 – all essential aspects summarised

We summarised the essential aspects of modern automation technology in the Industrie 4.0 environment.

We answer the following questions:

  • What does Industrie 4.0 specifically mean for a company?
  • What are the resulting areas of activity for you?
  • What has to be considered in functional safety and security?
  • How you implement smart and flexible automation solutions.

Your benefits from Industrie 4.0

  • Flexible: fast reaction to customer requirements due to independent machine modules
  • Low unit prices: customised manufacturing at the cost of massed produced items
  • High availability: optimum production capacity
  • Economical: increased productivity at low volumes due to targeted process planning
  • Increased transparency: information can be retrieved in real-time
  • Save on resources: manufacture a greater variety of products using the same number of machines

History and background to Industrie 4.0

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.

Industrie 4.0 at Pilz

History and background to Industrie 4.0

Individual and yet fast thanks to Industrie 4.0

Industrie 4.0

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.

We offer smart products, which guarantee safety even on modular plants.

Smart products

Learn more about Industrie 4.0 at Pilz:

Headoffice

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
Felix-Wankel-Straße 2
73760 Ostfildern
Germany

Telephone: +49 711 3409-0
E-Mail: pilz.gmbh@pilz.de

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E-Mail: support@pilz.com

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