Retrofitting to industry 4.0
The Industry 4.0 Box offers safe and easy retrofitting of existing machines and plants into the industrial Internet of Things. As an intelligent data source, it provides information that enables, among other things, holistic process monitoring, preventive maintenance, complete documentation of manufacturing processes or for monitoring the machine park.
Starting position of SMEs
Industry 4.0 requires a high degree of communication capability and networking of production resources such as machines, robots and higher-level control systems. This is an ability which a large proportion of the machinery and plant technology still used today in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) does not possess, or only in part. In medium-sized companies, the growing stock of machinery and plant often represents a central corporate value which is maintained with great commitment and is only replaced gradually and over the long term. Networking and communication capabilities are thus limited, technological innovations are closed to the company.
Upgrade to an intelligent factory by industry 4.0 Box
The Industry 4.0 Box enables the communication technology integration of proven machines into digital networks. This eliminates the need for cost-intensive new purchases and "old stock" can be seamlessly integrated into Industry 4.0-oriented infrastructures. The aim of the Box is to make the existing machinery and plant stock, which has grown in the company over many years, communicable and networkable. The integration into cyber-physical systems is based on a connection technology which acts as a link between the individual machine and the cyber-physical architecture (hardware and software).
Your factory becomes a networked production system
The use of the Industry 4.0 Box will enable SMEs to integrate innovative technologies and services based on digital networking into the value added of the business. It enables machines and plants which were previously not CPS-capable to act as CPS from now on and thus become part of a networked production system. As an intelligent data source, the Industry 4.0 Box provides information that enables, among other things, holistic process monitoring, preventive maintenance, seamless documentation of production processes or for monitoring the machine park.