Change the way you do business with zenon and Smart Factory
THE INTERNET OF THINGS – often abbreviated to IoT – is not a completely new invention. And the ideas for further automation of production are also part of a logical progression. Everybody is, in principle, speaking about the same future: that of flexible communication, flexible interaction and flexible production. Of horizontal networking factory to factory. Of vertical communication from automation through to the ERP. From embedded systems and global industrial networking. And this provides many new perspectives and opportunities. Not just for production lines and products, but also for employees.
The future belongs to the Smart Factory. Many corporate processes are controlled and coordinated in real-time depending on the requirements, even over long distances. This means that individual steps must be standardized as modules and made addressable. Robust networks ensure the necessary continuous exchange of data that is needed for the automatic adaptation of the processes. Process control is now no longer necessarily central; it can also be taken over directly by components in some cases, thanks to CPS. Embedded systems can be used to interpret environmental data and deduce control commands. Production as a whole becomes more flexible. Machines also contribute to this new flexibility because they are designed to be open for different applications. They are in a position to complete different tasks in a colorful sequence and to employ different tools. The software for process control and visualization must also be designed accordingly to be open and flexible.
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