As a leading centre of excellence and manufacturer-independent demonstration and research platform, SmartFactoryKL has set itself the task of paving the way towards the intelligent factory of tomorrow. The technological initiative of the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern is developing innovative factory systems in which the vision of Industry 4.0 is already reality.
Today, more than 30 partners are collaborating to take the SmartFactoryKL project forward – with new concepts, standards and solutions which form the basis of a highly flexible automation technology. Under the motto “Progress in the network”, SmartFactoryKL is presenting the first worldwide manufacturer-independent Industry 4.0 system in an industrial version at the Hannover Messe 2015 with 16 leading industrial partners.
In co-operation with Belden/Hirschmann, Weidmüller has devoted itself to the task of fast data transmission, sustainable power supply as well as flexible and secure integration using an infrastructure box.
The infrastructure box from Weidmüller and Belden/Hirschmann enables flexible production for the smallest of batch sizes – without greater workloads or throughput times
Thanks to the plug-and-play capability, the accuracy of fit for a wide variety of system topologies and the integral power measurement by means of Weidmüller components, the infrastructure solution is highly flexible and transparent.