»By using intelligent, digital systems, it is possible, to network all steps of the value chain.«
Industry 4.0 represents the digitization of industrial production, namely, linking industrial production with modern information and communication technologies. This development is driven by the fast-growing digitization of the economy and society and is revolutionizing manufacturing and its working methods. Fortunately, according to McKinsey & Company and the VDMA, the fourth industrial revolution is seen by companies as an opportunity rather than as a risk.
Intelligent, digital systems enable networking of all steps of the value chain and provide advantages such as shorter throughput times, higher utilization, flexible response to customer needs and improved maintenance processes. As a result, optimized production can be achieved: quality is increased, costs are reduced and a continuous transparency is created across all company processes. Extending beyond company boundaries, partners and suppliers can also be integrated into the production value chain, making the process even more efficient.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) plays a major role, as it is the foundation for networking within Industry 4.0. The sensors, software and processes in manufacturing can be connected, enabling communication between machines, components and products keeping users as the key element. IIoT serves as the basis for simple and continuous data transfer, the establishment of a data pools as well as for the analysis and interpretation of data, ensuring informed decisions can be made and sensible measures can be derived.
For manufacturing companies and machine manufacturers, the fourth industrial revolution brings major challenges with regard to changes in production and in higher-level business processes.
AXOOM helps you master the digital transformation successfully. As a subsidiary of TRUMPF and thanks to a strong team of hosting experts, mechatronics specialists, software developers, project engineers, and process and lean consultants, AXOOM combines production and IT expertise. We rely on this wealth of competencies to plan, develop and implement individual solutions in cooperation with our customers – and we work with them at every stage of the project until our shared objective is achieved. The AXOOM digital business platform is designed for use along the entire production value chain and provides seamless connections for production. Data can be securely transported into the cloud-based platform via vertical connections. AXOOM enables new business models and customized mass production.