Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and cloud computing.
Industry 4.0 creates what’s referred to as a “smart factory”, where cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes creating a virtual copy of the physical world, making decentralised decisions.
How are TRUMPF, industry experts aligning with what’s been coined as the latest Industrial Revolution?
For manufacturers, Industry 4.0 means modified work tasks and offers huge potential. Around a year ago, TRUMPF swapped the production unit at their headquarters in Ditzingen over to work following digital process flows.
TRUMPF have found the move to be a positive one: employees have an improved overview of their work and within the next years, they expect productivity to rise by 30%.