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.

CEO of the Knoll company

"Looking back, we have achieved a lot in just four years and have done everything right."

Joachim Riebsamen
Head of the Unfinished Structures department at Knoll
Managing director of the FBT company

Step by step to a Smart Factory – working together with TRUMPF as a partner That is my motto, and we have made a start.

Ralf Stirl
FBT Feinblechtechnik GmbH
Colleagues in front of a miniature model of production

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.

Liu Bo
Production Manager at SNBC
CEO of the Laserco company

"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."

Julian Jiménez
Managing Director of Lasercor
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We know about the critical points in processes.

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Even lot sizes of 1 are profitable

Requirements for parts production are becoming increasingly individualized. This reduces lot sizes. How to profit again from any order, large or small.

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Track & Trace Keyvisual
Searching and finding

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.

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Writing success stories by using smart production control

How the Spanish Lasercor job shop was helped by TruConnect experts to uncover potentials that provided a real boost with minimal effort.

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Our process solutions

Basic Connectivity Kit

The Basic Connectivity Kit enables you to connect older TRUMPF machines or machines from other manufacturers to your local system – with astonishing ease.


With the ToolMaster automatic tool changer, you can set up your bending machine automatically for each new program.

Central Link

With Central Link, the Industry 4.0 interface for TRUMPF machines, you can network your production simply and reliably.

Condition Guide

The Condition Guide feature ensures that you always know the condition of your machine. A simple traffic light system shows the status of key elements.

Condition Monitoring

Laser condition monitoring

Device Gate

The Device Gate is pre-installed ex-works on your laser. All you need to do is activate it to give digital access to your laser data.


MyTRUMPF is TRUMPF's online customer portal. Order Genuine Parts for TRUMPF machine tools here.

Easy Order App

Use the Easy Order app to order directly from the production line – the place where the order is required. The digital product catalogue contains the most common consumables.

Factory Gate

Factory Gate digitally connects lasers and machines. The basis for Industry 4.0.

Laser cutting

Kit of modular automation components.

Laser tube cutting

Efficient material handling and good accessibility.

MobileControl app

Operate and monitor your machines and systems with ease and flexibility. The app transfers the control panel user interface directly to your tablet.

OPC UA Retrofit Cube

The TRUMPF OPC UA Retrofit Cube retrofits digital interfaces to your existing machines and systems.

Programming Tube

Reduce the time and effort needed to program your laser tube-cutting machines with a 3D software packed full of powerful automated processes.

Punching and punch laser processing

Machine, custom-fit automation variants and programming technology: Benefit from a provider of complete systems.

Quality Data Storage

The system records process data and stores it in flexible storage locations to automate data quality assurance.

Remote Support

Rapid solutions: in the event of a malfunction, our service engineers support you via remote access.

STOPA large-scale storage systems

With its customer-specific design, your STOPA large-scale storage system is fully flexible in terms of length, width, height, and sheet size.

Smart Teach app

The PFO SmartTeach application facilitates programming of the PFO focusing optics.

Smart View Services

By having your lasers monitored by TRUMPF experts and algorithms, you can increase their availability and productivity.

Sorting Guide

The Sorting Guide is a camera-based assistance system that assists the worker in removing and sorting sheet metal parts.

TRUMPF Machine Apps

Use TRUMPF machine apps to access the TruConnect solution world. Analyze and clearly display machine data.

TecZone Bend

Program your bending machine more quickly and easily than ever before.

TecZone Fold

Program your panel benders quickly and easily.

Tool Setup Optimizer

This option checks which parts require the same tools and how the tool stations can be optimally combined.


Get transparency back onto your shop floor with the indoor locating system Track & Trace. Find parts quickly and reduce costly search times.

TruStore Series 1000

The TruStore Series 1000's reliable and economical compact store makes material handling easier.

TruStore Series 3000

The TruStore Series 3000 compact store grows with your requirements and can be expanded to a fully automated system.

TruTops Boost

Boost your performance at the touch of a button with the unique software for 3D design and programming of laser, punching, punch-laser, and bending machines.

TruTops Calculate

Calculate and create quotations.

TruTops Cell

Parts import / design / programming for 3D processing machines and robots.

TruTops Fab Customer module

Management of customer orders from tender preparation and delivery note through to the invoice.

TruTops Fab Production module

Integrate all of your production operations, regardless of whether they are manual or automatic workstations.

TruTops Fab Purchase module

Manage your purchasing processes easily and efficiently with a single software tool: from the supplier inquiry through to the creation of invoices.

TruTops Fab Quickjob module

Easily control and manage your production orders.

TruTops Fab Storage module

Control and monitor all your material flows and easily manage stock levels automatically.

TruTops Fab app

You can receive information about your production orders and the status of your machines at any time and anywhere. You then always have an overview of your production.

TruTops Monitor

Record and analyze machine data such as downtimes and error messages from every workstation in production.

TruTops Tube

Program tube cutting machines for processing tubes and profiles – simply and efficiently.

TruTops Weld

With the TRUMPF TruTops Weld offline programming system, and the TeachLine sensor solution, you get a complete welding program faster than ever before.

What does the future hold? Click the "i" button and find out more!

Control center at the Smart Factory in Chicago
What is a Smart Factory?

A Smart Factory is a production environment in which people, machines, automation and software work together perfectly.

Smart Factory Consulting
What is Industry 4.0?

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.

Trees in front of the Smart Factory in Chicago
Our Smart Factory in Chicago

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.

Graphic of a Smart Factory
What is TruConnect?

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.

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Step by step into the digital future

Regardless of whether you are already taking big steps or are just starting out on the path to your company's connected future, the goal is clear: to be ready for increasing complexity and decreasing batch sizes in sheet metal processing. By using our innovative TruConnect solutions, you can achieve a Smart Factory step by step. Different paths can be taken because TruConnect components can be combined to create your own individualized solution. We will be happy to accompany you on the way.

Starting out

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.

Step-by-step adaptation

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.

Fully networked

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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  • Networked production
  • Smart Machine
  • Smart Factory

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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Clicking on the flag adds this potential to your list of interests, which can be downloaded as a summary in PDF format.

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