Industrie 4.0 – Industrial Internet
Digitalization and New Business Models
Real and virtual worlds converge through Industrie 4.0, allowing value added processes to be optimized in real-time, based upon need. This is possible as the Internet enters the production area, leading to tremendous change and requiring new business models. Profit from our expertise!
To implement Industrie 4.0, a company must have special information architectures in place, possessing the following features:
- Vertical integration and networked production systems
- Horizontal integration through value added networks
- Continuous engineering throughout the entire life cycle
Not only is production becoming digitalized and networked, but products and services are also becoming smart. Every company needs to determine for itself how and where to appropriately begin with Industrie 4.0, e.g. in production, products or services. Competencies in architecture, business models, innovation, systems engineering as well as close cooperation with customers, suppliers and partners create the basis for successful execution.
Smart Electronic Factory
UNITY is a member of SEF, the Smart Electronic Factory whose primary purpose is to create, test and validate Industrie 4.0 solutions for SMEs in a real production setting. An information and demonstration platform was installed in an electronics factory in Limburg an der Lahn to suit this purpose. UNITY collaborates with various software and hardware manufacturers as well as universities in order to implement Industrie 4.0 scenarios into a company’s real-life production.
Our Consulting Services
- Industrie 3.x/4.0 potential analysis,assessment/readiness check
- Business model development
- IT concepts, IT/OT architectures, IT security concepts
- End to end processes in productionand in the supply chain
- Transformation and roadmapping
An overview of industrial revolutions
Every industrial revolution involved an increase in productivity and was accompanied by fundamental social change.
- Smoothing the Road to Industrie 4.0
- OPPORTUNITY: Seize the Opportunity of Industrie 4.0
- Study "On the path to Industrie 4.0 – solutions from the "it's OWL" excellence cluster (in German)