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 will accompany you on your path 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.
"Looking back, we have achieved a lot in just four years and have done everything right."
Step by step to a Smart Factory – working together with TRUMPF as a partner That is my motto, and we have made a start.
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.
"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."
We know about the critical points in processes.
Requirements for parts production are becoming increasingly individualized. This reduces lot sizes. How to profit again from any order, large or small.
Costly searching for orders is now a thing of the past. How to quickly find parts and minimize search times using our Track & Trace indoor locating system.
How the Spanish Lasercor job shop was helped by TruConnect experts to uncover potentials that provided a real boost with minimal effort.
What does the future hold? Click the "i" button and find out more!
A Smart Factory is a production environment in which people, machines, automation and software work together perfectly.
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.
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.
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.
What specific advantages does a Smart Factory have? Smart networking makes production transparent. Sheet metal processors then always know what is happening and can plan better. Indirect processes are optimized. Digital factory operators have faster and more flexible production and their processes can be better managed. This is crucial, especially for smaller lot sizes. The Smart Factory's communications basis is the Internet of Things (IoT) where everything communicates with everything else. The product communicates the information required for production to the smart factory.
Digital connectivity is at the heart of Industry 4.0, offering enormous potential to increase flexibility and productivity through manufacturing technology computerization and digital business platform development. Digital connectivity links different components within and beyond a production facility. The factory of the future optimizes procedures for the long term and drastically shortens processes.
In Chicago, TRUMPF is showing how fully connected production works in practice. People, machines, automation and software are already working seamlessly together there. In the Smart Factory, sheet metal processors experience connected manufacturing systems in a real-life environment. The core target group are primarily small and medium-sized contract manufacturers still in the early stages of digital connectivity.
TruConnect customers get tailor-made solutions in three steps according to their specific needs: from a simple start or step-by-step adaptation through to fully networked systems. Regardless of the current situation of customers, the goal on the path to a completely networked Smart Factory is clear: to bring greater transparency, flexibility and, most importantly, economy to the entire process.
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.
Turn your production into a smart factory by using automated machines and autonomous manufacturing cells embedded within a production system that increases automation and boosts productivity.
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
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2. Select potential
Clicking on the flag adds this potential to your list of interests, which can be downloaded as a summary in PDF format.