The Manufacturing-X concept defines a modern era of manufacturing technology, blending Industry 4.0 principles with technologies like IoT, AI, robotics, and data analytics. The objective is to achieve more efficient and adaptable real-time production processes.
Companies such as Siemens, Bosch, Trumpf, SAP, and Deutsche Telekom, in collaboration with SMEs, startups, and associations like ZVEI, VDMA, and Bitkom, are collectively driving this concept forward. It spans various industries such as mechanical engineering, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, as well as food and beverage production. The automotive sector, exemplified by the Catena-X project, demonstrates its pioneering role.
The concept revolves around an open data environment facilitating data exchange based on rules and standards. This dynamic interconnection of machinery, people, workpieces, and devices optimizes production, maintenance predictions, and adaptability.
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