Vehicle production of the future is based on the cornerstones digitisation, flexibility, and sustainability. All processes are well networked, safe, and secure; following the Industry 4.0 concept of a Smart Factory. The most important in production is the human being, whose comprehensive support is provided by Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGV), innovative Identification Technologies (RFID), and collaborative robots (Cobots). Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data Analysis, and Predictive Maintenance ensure high transparency in planning, control, and quality. Existing plants, “brownfields”, need to be prepared for the Internet of Things. New plants, “greenfields”, will be fully digitally planned and simulated in advance.
As a company, we attach great importance to the highest level of quality in the development of our portfolio.
With our global orientation, we are very well suited to the requirements and business cases of our customers
With our smart and intelligent portfolio, we give sustainable benefits in the context of Industry 4.0
Through our years of experience in the OEM area, we are an experienced and reliable partner for our customers.
As a future-oriented company, we deal with solutions for topics such as flexibility in production or eMobility
The mobile network 5G has a strong focus on machine-type communication and the IoT. That is a crucial difference to previous mobile radio generations. Numerous uses and applications in industrial manufacturing and production are imaginable. This applies in particular to automotive engineering, where the greatest possible flexibility and real-time behaviour are of great importance.
The increase in energy efficiency, the volatility of energy supply, and a globally fluctuating energy quality are challenges that productions must face in the near future. In the industrial environment today the three-phase 400 V AC power supply is standard. Here a conversion of electrical energy from AC voltage to DC is always necessary. Today’s energy-efficient, variable-speed electric drives and frequency- and servo inverters - robots, CNC kinematics, conveyors, indexing tables, etc. - already have a DC intermediate circuit internally. As part of a consortium of well-known companies, we are engaged in the development of real industry use cases for DC based scenarios.
Burnt, bent, or dirty contacts are often the cause of time-consuming and costly production failures. Often found in automotive production technology, e.g. industrial robots performing frequent tool changes. Weidmueller FreeCon Contactless is an innovative puzzle piece of Industry 4.0 - flexible and maintenance-free.