Industry 4.0 and the Smart Factory entail major challenges – the securing of competitiveness, resources and energy efficiency, the quick change of sales markets and ever-stronger individualization. Production systems that are completely networked and which organize themselves equip you for the future and safeguard industrial production.
The Smart Factory in the food & beverage environment
Manufacturing companies, and thus also companies in the food & beverage industry, must adapt to this "fourth industrial revolution", in order to benefit from it.
In order to exploit the benefits of the smart factory, flexible systems that communicate openly with one another are required. Be it horizontally between the machines at production level, or vertically from the sensor to the cloud, manufacturer-independent connectivity to the networks of heterogeneous production landscapes is decisive for success.
The possibilities that the smart factory opens are diverse. Flexible production with small batch sizes allows manufacturers in the F&B sector to adapt quickly to a market in which the requirements change constantly.