Elitza Bastian| Sep 21, 2016


High availability thanks to services

Following the design, production planning, engineering, and production execution stages, comes the fifth and final stage of the value chain in the automotive industry: smart services. These include services for data management and digital production security, as well as for spare parts supply, maintenance, modernization, and training, which ensure maximum efficiency. Renowned car manufacturers rely on our service portfolio at their factories to increase plant availability. Security is a key el ...

Phil Banks| Sep 20, 2016


Variable Speed Drives & Market Diversification

When is a drive not a drive? The quest for new markets for variables drives is not new, but has become more of a pressing issue with the continuing global downturn in markets like Oil & Gas, traditionally a huge variable speed drive market. And in Great Britain the decline of traditional industries like metals manufacture has not exactly helped our growth aspirations. Of course these same issues affect the market for industrial motors. And without motors, drives wouldn’t need to exist. Or wo ...

Elitza Bastian| Aug 17, 2016


Digitalization increases output at Maserati threefold

After the three planning stages – design, production planning, and engineering – comes the next step in the value chain: production. Digitalization software can also be used here to control and maintain an overview of all processes. This ensures high-quality and efficient production and thus protects and increases market share. Maserati, the luxury vehicle manufacturer based in Northern Italy, is making the most of the benefits of digital production to optimize the manufacturing of its new sport ...

Elitza Bastian| Aug 17, 2016


Efficient engineering with TIA and virtual commissioning

Production planning is followed by the next stage of the automotive value chain: production engineering. This stage is becoming increasingly important due to the challenge posed by the mass customization of cars. Efficient engineering ensures error-free production, even for different models. We provide software and hardware for successful technical planning that allows car manufacturers to be well equipped for the future. The setup of production technology allows for significant time savings ...

Alexander Gloning| Aug 09, 2016

from Industry 1

Industrie 4.0 - Searching for the gold standard

We’re already in the midst of Industrie 4.0, as cyber-physical systems transform technology, just like the introduction of steam power and electricity. According to the tech analysts Gartner, there will be 25 billion items connected to the Internet by 2020. However, for this to be an ‘Internet of Things’, these items need to be able to interact with each other. An energy management system is much more useful if it can get ahead of the game by interacting with weather predicting software. Ideall ...