The Digital Factory is paving the way for the Smart Factory of the future


IT2I goes automatica

As the leading international exhibition for intelligent automation and robotics, automatica offers guidance and business contacts to companies in all sectors of industry. With its own IT2Industry subject, automatica offers IT solutions for Industry 4.0.

In order to satisfy the immense demand by companies for ICT products, solutions and services for the smart factory, ICT companies at automatica are clearly in the spotlight.

IT2I topics at automatica:

  • Solutions for the smart factory
  • M2M communication
  • Digtial twin
  • Industrial IT security
  • Cloud computing and big data
  • Connectivity
  • Virtual reality
  • Specific software and systems (MES, ERP, PPS etc.)
  • Predicitve maintenance

IT solutions for the smart factory

Production is supposed to be individual and flexible in the future. That is why the industry needs IT-based processes. Hardware and software manufacturers have various solutions available for increasing efficiency in manufacturing. Main exhibition categories include:

  • Sector-specific software
  • Corporate software

Sector-specific software and systems

The future of cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things is completely networked, self-organizing production systems. Sector-specific software and systems are central elements for making these visions a reality.

  • Procurement, merchandise management, logistics and supply-chain management (SCM)
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing resource planning (MRP)
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Product lifecycle management (PLM)
  • Production data acquisition (PDA), production data management (PDM), manufacturing execution (MES)
  • Advanced planning and scheduling (APS), process simulation and optimization and automated process control (APC)
  • Operating systems and extensions for the smart factory

Industrial communication

The factory of the future requires an extensive IT infrastructure and comprehensive digital networking. Companies from the telecommunications and mobility sectors will present the latest capabilities:

  • Data transmission by radio and cell phone
  • Optical data transmission
  • Wireless data transmission
  • Remote maintenance and diagnostics systems
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
  • Human-machine interfaces (HMI)
  • Virtual reality systems for industrial applications

Cloud computing and big data

The smart factory generates enormous quantities of data that must be processed and evaluated in real time. That is only possible using cloud computing and big-data solutions. Notable exhibitors present their sector-specific solutions for the following sectors:

  • Cloud-based infrastructure services (IaaS)
  • Cloud-based platform services (PaaS)
  • Cloud-based software services (SaaS)
  • Big-data platforms
  • Big-data software and analytics
  • System integration and consulting for cloud computing and big data

Industrial IT security

This explosive topic continues to increase in importance. Manufacturing and production do not pay enough attention to IT security. As a result, cyber attacks on industrial facilities stopped being a science fiction scenario quite a while ago. They are now a reality! IT2Industry will show how you can effectively protect your company against them.

  • Security-related hardware for the networked factory
  • Software solutions for security management and security monitoring
  • IT security and monitoring services

Smart-factory services

The right partners that can give you and your company competent advice as you transition to Industry 4.0 are available at IT2Industry.

  • System development and integration
  • Developing apps, smart-factory software and systems
  • IT services and outsourcing
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Predictive Maintenance