Innovations always break established rules – and that’s exactly what ’s currently happening with Industry 4.0. It’s an approach that eliminates the rigid structuring of production facilities and products and replaces it with flexible, networked production facilities. At the heart of Industry 4.0 is the Internet of Things, which can extensively network humans, machines, and things. It lays the foundation for numerous new services and offerings that can be used to autonomously plan and optimize machines and processes. As a result, the Internet of Things breaks up rigid production structures, and machines and processes continuously adapt themselves to production tasks. This approach, however, requires a significant expansion in machine-to-machine communication and partially automated responses from the system.
As an expert in automation and information technology, HEITEC has developed a wide-ranging portfolio of solutions, covering everything from digital plant and process planning to virtual commissioning and the monitoring of plants and production processes with special embedded systems for faster production networking. All these solutions support the development of intelligent factories with adaptive machines and plants, both with centralized as well as decentralized production controls. With its offerings in the areas of automation, production technology, measurement technology, electronics, and software, and with experience in a wide range of different industries, HEITEC is helping its customers transition to Industrie 4.0 even faster.