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Carry out the Smart Factory potential check now

Are you curious about how to prepare your production for the challenges posed by the networked future? We know that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. This is why we are optimizing those process steps that hold the most networking potential for your production. You can find out how exactly this works in our Smart Factory potential check – simply use the green button to choose the process step that is of particular interest to you, pinpoint optimization potential and hear opinions from customers that are in the same position. Find out the most direct way to increase your level of networking in just two clicks. Get started now!

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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.

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 realize your Smart Factory step by step. No two paths are the same here because TruConnect combines individual components for you in order to create customized solutions.

80 %

of the processing time

Is taken up by indirect processes – it is here that the greatest optimization 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.

What is Industry 4.0?

Geschichte der Vernetzten Fertigung

The world of work is changing toward digitization

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 optimization potential are being created daily. They combine different components within a production facility and beyond. The factory of the future optimizes procedures for the long term and drastically shortens processes. What path will you take into the world of networked production?

Warum vernetzt fertigen?

The trend is toward small lot sizes

Increasing individualization 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 optimization can be found. Our TruConnect range of solutions can help you to optimize indirect processes. This means that you are optimally equipped for Industry 4.0.

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What is a Smart Factory?

Tailored solutions for your networked production

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.

Find out more

You want to pave the way for the networked future?

But you are not sure where you are today and how exactly you should start? Answer the questions below and quickly discover the potential of networking for your manufacturing and what your steps toward the digital future can look like.
Do you already use a resource planning system (ERP system, e.g. SAP) that displays all your process steps?

Please select an answer.

Challenge – lot size of 1

No customer is the same, but they all have something in common – lot sizes are getting smaller. Increasingly short delivery times are also required. With the help of TruConnect consultation, even lot sizes of 1 are profitable. We will demonstrate this to you here.

Find out more

Discover your optimization potential

Fully networked already – experience our demo factory in Chicago

Bäume vor der Smart Factory in Chicago

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

Network our products for a holistic solution

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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 optimized.


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

Daniel Haller
Business Development/Digital Services


TruConnect brochure
TruConnect brochure
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