Andreas Schumacher, software developer at TRUMPF in Ditzingen, Germany, trusts in his expertise – and in the course of things.
Even when he was at university, Andreas Schumacher knew that, as an IT specialist, he didn't just want to sit in front of a computer. At TRUMPF, he plays a considerable part in driving forward the topic of Industry 4.0. In July 2017, he started his first large project: with the acquisition of the French company BeSpoon, TRUMPF is working on a localisation system that enables you to track objects within a room, to almost centimetre accuracy. With the development of a new type of radio receiver and the use of tags that are attached to the objects to be tracked, individual products can be tracked, for example, in large production halls with precision of up to 10 centimetres. "For us at TRUMPF, this is a new area and we are learning something every day," says Andreas Schumacher. "TRUMPF is on unfamiliar ground as we didn't have a comparable level of expertise."