Central Control Element for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is usually only associated with conventional machine and plant engineering applications; in other words, production-related activities. That said, the smart factory provides many benefits for the process industry, including digital integration of all industrial facilities and processes.

Furthermore, implementation is quite straightforward when using a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) as the central control element. Many factories used in the process of producing food and beverages are constantly being expanded and updated. Most of the machine and plant manufacturers involved in these projects spurn standard solutions, instead opting to use unique operating and control systems for their own specific units. This is the reason why factories offer neither a common database nor a continuous flow of data.

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