14MAR

"It's all about business"

More than 20 members of the association met at the beginning of March at the association headquarters of Industry Business Network 4.0 e.V. for the quarterly working group meeting. The goals for the current association year were jointly defined. The focus was on the establishment of reference systems, in which the association will demonstrate the added value that cross-manufacturer networking enables.

 

Prof. Dr. Heiner Lasi, head of the Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute and holder of the professorship for Industrial Intelligence at Steinbeis University Berlin, was the guest speaker at the event, primarily as a representative of the German country team of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). He highlighted the IIC's experience in setting up reference facilities - also known as testbeds. "It is of central importance that all those involved in such an implementation understand that it must be less about technological possibilities and more about business," Lasi said. In the end, it is the benefits for the user that determine whether a new digital solution is successful on the market.

 

Next meeting in June: first use cases will be presented

 

The next working group meeting is scheduled for June - when the working groups plan to present initial use cases on the topics of gas supply, sheet metal working, welding and retrofitting, which are to be demonstrated in the context of the planned reference plants.

 

Prof. Dr. Heiner Lasi, Head of the Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute and Professor of Industrial Intelligence at Steinbeis University Berlin, was guest speaker at the event, in particular as representative of the German country team of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).

 

Under the leadership of Konstantin Kernschmidt, Project Manager Industry 4.0 at MicroStep Europe, more than 20 association members met for the working group meeting in Bad W├Ârishofen.

 

The main topic of the day was eagerly discussed: The focus was on the construction of reference plants, in the context of which the association will demonstrate the added value that cross-manufacturer networking enables.

 

More than 20 association members met at the beginning of March at the association headquarters of Industry Business Network 4.0 e.V. for the quarterly working group meeting.

 

At the working group meeting, Igor Mikulina, as chairman of the board of the association, was able to welcome two new members for the first time: the company Eckert AS Sp. z o.o., manufacturer of cutting systems, and the company EDC Electronic Design Chemnitz GmbH from the field of software development and sensor and automation systems.