What actually makes a production plant into a smart factory? Naturally, it is about the integration capability of various equipment and systems as well as intelligent devices and ergonomic technology. An essential component, however, is energy management. Because the smart factory of tomorrow exemplifies a sustainable, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly production.
In order to achieve this, all relevant production, consumption and energy data must be gathered, analyzed and correlated with one another. Only those who have an overview of their company-wide energy consumption can continuously improve on a long-term basis. We asked an expert what exactly is needed to achieve successful energy management.
In this article, Thomas Winter, Technical Manager at our Partner Company, KÖHL AG in Luxembourg, gives you insights in a question and answer session.