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TruConnect. Your Smart Factory.

No matter whether you are already making great strides into the networked future of your company or you are just starting out – the aim is clear: to be able to deal with continuously increasing complexity and falling lot sizes in sheet metal processing. With a strong, qualified partner by your side, it is easier for you to move forward on this path. No matter whether you are a pioneer or a novice – we will support you. With our innovative TruConnect range of solutions, you can realise your Smart Factory step by step. No two paths are the same here because TruConnect combines individual components for you in order to create customised solutions.

80 %

of the processing time
is taken up by indirect processes – it is here that the greatest optimisation potential can be found

50 %

of all orders
have a lot size of four or fewer parts as the industry average

1 %

typical ratio
of the processing time to the throughput time – in a non-digitally-networked production environment

Adapt gradually – take advantage of our consulting!

We will accompany you on your path into the networked future
What potential does networking have for you? What does your path to networked production look like? No matter whether you just want to get started, gradually adapt or want to network completely – with our consultancy service, you can find the ideal solution for every situation.

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What is Industry 4.0?

Geschichte der Vernetzten Fertigung

The world of work is changing towards digitisation

We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution – the digital transformation. It is fundamentally changing our life, world of work, and even sheet metal processing. New networking solutions that provide enormous optimisation potential are being created daily. They combine different components within a production facility and beyond. The factory of the future optimises processes in the long term and drastically shortens processes. What path will you take into the world of networked production?

Warum vernetzt fertigen?

The trend is towards small lot sizes

Increasing individualisation is changing industry. Large lot sizes are a thing of the past. Today, variance is increasing and lot sizes are decreasing, resulting in numerous different orders with small quantities. However, the outlay for the upstream and downstream working steps remains the same in many companies. In fact, indirect processes make up around 80% of the production time. This is where the highest potential for optimisation can be found. Our TruConnect range of solutions can help you to optimise indirect processes. This means that you are optimally equipped for Industry 4.0.

What is a Smart Factory?

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In the Internet of Things (IoT), everything communicates with everything. The world of production also benefits from this, because without networking of the individual components, cost-efficient production becomes more and more difficult. The reason: falling lot sizes and increasing order complexity fundamentally alter the demands on production companies. In a Smart Factory, production is networked intelligently and thus your processes are drastically optimised. This gives you lots of freedom – you see more, know more and get the most out of your production system. With TruConnect, you can gain a modular range of solutions for concrete implementation of Industry 4.0. Prepare your production for new market requirements with this concept. Take command!

Discover your optimisation potential

Horizontale Vernetzung Smart Factory

Networking machines with one another
Everything flows smoothly – machines and components communicate with each other via sensors and codes. Software solutions collect this data and optimise your processes.

Vertikale Vernetzung Smart Factory

Optimising machines and laser systems
Use sensor data in your Smart Factory and optimise your machines and lasers over the entire product life cycle.

Fully networked already – experience our demo factory in Chicago

Bäume vor der Smart Factory in Chicago

Moving away from theory and towards practice – take a look at the first fully networked Smart Factory! As an Industry 4.0 pioneer, TRUMPF opened a new technology centre in Chicago in September 2017. The factory demonstrates the intelligent interaction of people, machines, automation and software.

Network our products for a holistic solution

Machines, systems, lasers

Want to expand your Smart Factory? Regardless of the system or laser, find out here what you need to know about our portfolio.


From the customer enquiry to the delivery of the produced part – with the modular software solutions from TRUMPF, you can optimise your entire production process.

Automation solutions

Lay the foundation for an efficient flow of materials with our physical networking solutions. In doing so, you are optimally equipped for a successful and profitable future.


As a partner, we support you with coordinated services and service packages to increase your production power in accordance with your requirements.

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Our software portfolio enables you to get to grips with the entire production process, reduce costs and maximise cost-effectiveness, even when producing small quantities.


TRUMPF founded AXOOM GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany, as a digital business platform for Industry 4.0 in production.

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TRUMPF Services works as your partner to support you with solutions and service packages tailored to your needs, so that your production is always optimised.


Benjamin Neumann
Product Management for Digital Services
Fax +49 7156 303932291

Daniel Haller
Business Development/Digital Services


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