Added Value of an Integrated End-to-End Connectivity
Everyone is talking about networked devices, decentralized control and data-based applications – in the technical sense, the idea of the Internet of Things has thus arrived on the factory floor. A clear trend can currently be seen at trade fairs and press releases: information technology (IT) and automation technology (AT) are increasingly intertwining. The aim is to realize a simple, seamless and bidirectional communication from the embedded system to the cloud. For some time, we have known that data and communication will play a major role in the future. Before a company can take up so-called megatrends such as AI, block chain or 5G, a lot of preparatory work has to be done.
The lecture “Holistic Automation” therefore aims to demonstrate the effects of these data-driven, digital innovations and to design the entire ecosystem from smart engineering, a digitized production technology and environment to the networked consumer experience, thus providing a regulatory framework for the digitization of production technology.
The contribution is designed by proven experts from industry, both users and technology and system suppliers, and develops a visionary but equally realistic outlook on the change in automation in production technology within the framework of the Internet of Production.
*English subtitles available