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Digital technologies have become indispensable in many areas of our private and professionals lives. Particularly in the field of industrial production, digitalization gives rise to entirely new ways of networking and optimizing plants, systems and processes.
Digital transformation: big changes in the manufacturing industry
Virtually every industry and every company has undergone this digital transformation, including, and to a greater extent than any other, the manufacturing industry.
Digitalized processes and the strategic collection and analysis of digital data are shaping the production landscapes of the future – from the development and production stages right through to maintenance.
In this way, products, work procedures and the flow of materials can be optimized and adapted flexibly to new business models, customer requirements and market conditions.
Digitalization with the Industrial Internet of Things
With the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), it is possible to network and control entire plants, systems and processes seamlessly via a Cloud platform. Sensors, actuators, network components and similar parts provide valuable information about the status of individual components and the overall production process.
By enabling systems and machines to communicate with each other directly, they are able to alter activities to suit the given situation and optimize production processes autonomously. The operators and employees who work on these production systems are also able to derive important information and action steps from the holistically processed and visualized data.
This keeps faults in the production process to a minimum, thus increasing the efficiency, quality and availability of production processes sustainably.
Shaping the production environment of the future with KUKA’s IIoT competence
The scope for digitalization and networking of industrial production processes is provided by a wide range of KUKA’s products and services: from simulation services and continuously refined software tools such as KUKA SmartProduction right through to our very own Cloud platform KUKA Connect.
What’s more, KUKA’s experts are more than happy to support your company on its journey into the digitalized, networked production environment of the future by offering comprehensive consulting services.