TruConnect. Your Smart Factory.
Regardless of whether you have already made great strides into your company's networked future or are still at the beginning - the goal is clear: to be fit for constantly increasing complexity and decreasing lot sizes in sheet metal processing. With a strong, expert partner at your side, the path will be easier for you. Whether you are a pioneer or a beginner - we will accompany you. With our innovative TruConnect solutions range, you implement you smart factory step by step. No two paths are alike, because TruConnect combines individual components into individual solutions for you.
What is a Smart Factory?
The working world is becoming more digitized
We are in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the digital transformation. It is fundamentally changing our lives and our working world, including sheet metal processing. The advantage of Industry 4.0 is that new networking solutions are created every day, which offer enormous optimization potential. They combine different components within one production process and beyond. The factory of the future optimizes processes in a sustainable manner and drastically shortens processes. How do you shape your path to networked production?
Increasing individualization: A trend toward smaller lot sizes
Increasing individualization is changing the industry. Large lot sizes were yesterday. Today, variance is increasing while lot sizes are decreasing. This results in many different orders with small quantities. However, the effort for upstream and downstream work steps remains the same for many companies. In fact, indirect processes account for about 80% of manufacturing time. This is where the highest optimization potential lies. TruConnect helps you to optimize indirect processes. The Smart Factory advantage for you: networked manufacturing enables you to produce even small lot sizes profitably. So even small orders are profitable again.
What is Industry 4.0?
Discover your optimization potential
Networking machines with each other
Everything in the flow: machines and components communicate with each other via sensors and codes. Software applications collect this data and optimize your processes.
Optimizing machines and laser systems
Use sensor data from your Smart Factory and optimize your machines and lasers throughout the entire product life cycle.
Already fully networked today: experience our demo factory in Chicago
Less theory, more practice - Take a look at the first completely networked Smart Factory! TRUMPF opened a new technology center in Chicago in September 2017 as a pioneer of Industry 4.0. The factory demonstrates intelligent interaction of people, machines, automation and software.