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Smart Factory – Multiple options, one experienced partner

You, as a sheet metal processor, face an increasing number of product variants and shorter order times. You therefore need a strategy to remain competitive in the future. Doing nothing is not an option. Build on your strengths and see the path to a connected factory as an opportunity. You won't be alone. We know every production differs, and therefore also your particular situation and goals. We would love to be your partner on your journey to a Smart Factory. Until your production works the way you want it to.

These customers have joined us on the path to networked production.

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Our investment in the future has therefore paid off, even though we are only just at the start of our journey into Industry 4.0 with our first factory.

Liu Bo
Production Manager at SNBC
Managing director of the FBT company

Step by step to a Smart Factory – working together with TRUMPF as a partner That is my motto, and we have made a start.

Ralf Stirl
FBT Feinblechtechnik GmbH
CEO of the Knoll company

Looking back, we have achieved a lot in just four years and have done everything right.

Joachim Riebsamen
Head of the Unfinished Structures department at Knoll
CEO of the Laserco company

With the help of minor improvements to the tool stations and laser processing machines, we have succeeded in eliminating paper from production and have saved a great deal of time.

Julian Jiménez
Managing Director of Lasercor

We know about the critical points in processes.

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Writing success stories by using smart production control

How the Spanish Lasercor job shop was helped by TruConnect experts to uncover potentials that provided a real boost with minimal effort.

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Even lot sizes of 1 are profitable

Requirements for parts production are becoming increasingly individualized. This reduces lot sizes. How to profit again from any order, large or small.

Production hall at Knoll
"Nachts produziert die Fabrik alleine"

Warum KNOLL Maschinenbau auf eine intelligente Steuerung des Materialflusses setzt und so seine Fertigung in wenigen Jahren von Grund auf optimiert hat.

Our process solutions

What does the future hold? Click the "i" button and find out more!

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What is a Smart Factory?

A Smart Factory is a production environment in which people, machines, automation and software work together perfectly.

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What is Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 refers to the Fourth Industrial Revolution – also known as the "Digital Transformation". Its aim is optimal positioning of industrial production for the future.

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Our Smart Factory in Chicago

From theory to practice. Take a look at the first fully connected Smart Factory! As an Industry 4.0 pioneer, TRUMPF opened a new technology centre in Chicago in September 2017.

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What is TruConnect?

TruConnect is the modular solution for TRUMPF's Smart Factory. Sheet metal processors can use it to equip their production facilities to meet rapidly changing market and customer requirements.

Step by step into the digital future

Regardless of whether you are already taking big steps or are just starting out on the path to your company's connected future, the goal is clear: to be ready for increasing complexity and decreasing batch sizes in sheet metal processing. By using our innovative TruConnect solutions, you can achieve a Smart Factory step by step. Different paths can be taken because TruConnect components can be combined to create your own individualized solution. We will be happy to accompany you on the way.

Starting out

Lay the foundations for your Smart Factory using machines ready equipped for connectivity. The main objective is to create transparency in production and identify potential for optimization.

Step-by-step adaptation

Turn your production into a Smart Factory by using automated machines and autonomous processing cells embedded within a production system. The consequence: the degree of automation increases and productivity rises.

Fully networked

The end result will be an integrated production system from the order to the delivery. With a complete system, highly efficient production will always be possible in your Smart Factory.

Carry out the Smart Factory potential check now

Do you want to know how to make your production ready for the challenges of the connected future? We know that there are no standard solutions. We therefore optimize precisely those process steps that hold the greatest potential for networking in your production. Find out exactly how this can be done in our Smart Factory potential check. Use the green button to select the process step that interests you and discover the potential for optimization and the voices of customers at the same point. In just two clicks, you'll find out the most direct path to increasing your level of connectivity. Let's start!

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1. Select process step

  • Enquiry, Offer, Job order

  • Production preparation and programming

  • Production planning and control

  • Shipping

  • Manual production steps

  • Intralosgistic steps

2. Select potential

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By clicking on the flag you can add this potential to your list of interests. Below you can download the complete list as PDF.

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TruConnect Product Management
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