Industry 4.0

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Opening celebration
Live Demo of scanning scene
SME meets research
Accelerated processes, more flexible fabrication and individual products by networking of machines. Industry 4.0 stands for a smart factory. Apart from cost reductions, it is aimed at offering a number of additional advantages. For this purpose, a flexible and secure IT infrastructure will be required.
To manage this new digital revolution, the Institute for Information Management in Engineering (IMI), together with the Research Center for Information Technology and the industry partners Bechtle IT-Systemhaus and SolidLine AG, opened an “Industry 4.0 Collaboration Lab” at the Lifecycle Engineering Solutions Center (LESC) in Karlsruhe at the 24 Septeber 2014. When going on a virtual tour entitled “Digitization in Daily Business”, the interested public and customers of industry and research can see what the IT systems of a company will be like in the future.
Future production as illustrated by the so-called virtual factory will not only be characterized by a visualization and networking of machines. Another equally important aspect is the support of work of human beings. Their expertise, cognition, as well as their learning capacity is enhanced by virtual reality approaches.


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