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The TRUMPF Smart Factories

Our Smart Factory philosophy

No two productions are the same, no two development trajectories are alike. Not even the markets are identical in which our customers are active. This is why we make the factory of the future come alive, right where our customers are: whether it is in Europe, America or Asia– we demonstrate how a networked production actually works in real life in our Smart Factories on three continents. In the Smart Factories of TRUMPF, staff, machines, automation and software now already interact perfectly and are fully networked. But regardless of whether our visitors are right at the beginning, want to expand step by step or would like to become fully networked, we meet them where they are today. Our Smart Factory Consultants analyze the process chains of each customer and on this basis, optimize all sequences on the shop floor. In line with the motto: our customers' success is a success for TRUMPF as well.

Our Smart Factory sites

Chicago, USA

The Chicago site is a natural fit for the Smart Factory. Around 40 per cent of the sheet metal processing industry in the USA is located in the states directly surrounding it. Our US-American customers experience there how the Smart Factory provides support with sorting to fully autonomous production. The integrated cutting and bending cells are a highlight. A skywalk also makes it possible to gain understanding of the production systems with their flow of material and information as an entire system.

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Ditzingen, Germany

30 networked machines across different process steps, 5,000 m² hall space with manual and automated material flows - there is a lot in store for visitors to our Smart Factory in Ditzingen at the TRUMPF headquarters. You can see for yourself how our Smart Factory experts customize solutions for the entire metal process chain. You can also experience the interplay of fully intelligent machines from third-party providers and automated guide vehicle systems in our Smart Factory.

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Taicang, China

Chinese customers can witness the production world of tomorrow for themselves at our production site in Taicang. From laser cutting, bending and punching to laser welding – we make the whole process chain come alive and demonstrate to visitors the different customized solutions we offer for networking. A fully automated production line as well as the TruTops Fab production system were introduced in Taicang in 2017. The intelligent digital upgrade propelled the production there to the next level, providing transparency on the shop floor.

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