The “Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe” leading-edge cluster is a trailblazer for Industry 4.0. With its Self-X-Pro, InnovIIT and IASI projects, Weidmüller is heavily involved in the research process and is thus making a key contribution to new, more flexible production systems.
In co-operation with the Institute for Industrial Information Technology
(inIT), Weidmüller is developing technologies to enhance availability through intelligent condition monitoring. At the same time, it is aiming to reduce the amount of engineering work required for decentralised automation systems by taking model-based design approaches.
To the "it's OWL" contribution: Decentralised automation for adaptable production
As an “Internet of Things” initiative, together with its research partners (the University of Paderborn, Bielefeld University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology) Weidmüller has developed a solution for the self-optimisation of stamping and bending machines, which can be used to independently correct irregularities in the production process.
To the "it's OWL" contribution: Efficient forming processes
Together with Lenze and the Institute for Industrial Information Technology (inIT), Weidmüller is working on technologies to enhance energy efficiency through model-based analysis methods and self-optimisation concepts for energy management.
To the "It's OWL" contribution: Saving energy in warehouses
The aim of the research project is to incorporate self-optimization technologies into forming processes such as press-bending and roll forming by developing methods and hardware components. The focal points are process reliability, automated setup and tooling, and machine productivity.
To the "It's OWL" contribution: Efficient and reliable forming processes
The aim of the innovation project is to develop flexible hardware and software solutions for automating machinery and systems on the basis of these microchips. It also involves developing design processes for easily integrating system-on-chip technology into automation equipment for machinery and systems.
To the "It's OWL" contribution: Small chip – big effect
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