We qualify for Industry 4.0
How can the employees of today be prepared for the industry of tomorrow? On your way to the successful realisation of the Industry 4.0 factory, the appropriate qualification of the employees is an essential component. We help you to qualify/train your employees within the framework of a successful migration strategy.
From Industry 3.0 to Smart Factory
In factories there are more and more intelligent systems that have knowledge about the manufacturing process and make their own decisions. Until now, machines and robots have mainly communicated with each other and not with humans. In future, when they make their own decisions - for example, that a workpiece must be preferred to another because it is more important or more urgent, they must in turn pass this on to those who control the entire process: the employees.
Humans and their place in industry 4.0
In a factory with intelligent technical systems, the role of the employees also changes. They are no longer button-pushers or inserters, but rather have to intervene to control, repair or make decisions. They become flexible acting problem solvers. In the long term, humans and machines have to be enabled to work hand in hand. In this way, employees have to be picked up where they are today and gain acceptance.
Staff training in the learning factory
The Learning Factory in the Centre for Industry 4.0 focuses on an employee-oriented approach to the Industry 4.0 concept. In continuing education projects, participants are encouraged to explore their own working environment and possible changes with the help of practical experience. The main focus here is on the application and experience of practical scenarios. In our facility, it is already possible to simulate what a factory of the future will look like and to test a wide range of scenarios - from malfunctions to programme changes and changing order stocks. This means that every company is able to try out its factory scenarios of the future and train on them.
Hybrid simulation environment
Our centre includes a fully integrated and functional IT stack from programmable logic controllers on the machine to manufacturing execution, ERP and management information systems. Real technology in logistics, robotics and IT is used to visually and haptically illustrate almost any scenario of future value-added processes by means of simulated machines and workpieces. The fast and low-effort linking of physically or virtually provided production objects allows us to demonstrate the benefits of Industry 4.0 technology in a vivid and realistic way in the concrete process. The highly fexibile infrastructure can be configurated for various scenarios, in order to make Industry 4.0 and its potential accessible in an interactive and application-oriented way.
Real data and real technology to promote immersion
As the work is done with real data and real technology, this unique presentation helps to depict a realistic factory environment and to show different production scenarios or forms of organisation. Due to the production-like environment conditions, a high degree of immersion is achieved, which makes it easier for the participants to transfer the learning content to their own factory environment.
Flexible design of learning scenarios
The flexibility of the solution enables the focus on different learning contents and associated competences in the environment of Industry 4.0. The learning scenarios can thus be specifically varied for different target groups, e.g. production managers, foremen and machine operators.