I-4-FACTS – What the coming of Industry 4.0 means for the Die Casting Industry

The German Government’s high-tech strategy dubbed the Industrial Revolution 4.0 - or Industry 4.0 in brief - is the trend everybody is talking about at the moment. But what does it mean? What exactly is the Internet of Things and...

The German Government’s high-tech strategy dubbed the Industrial Revolution 4.0 - or Industry 4.0 in brief - is the trend everybody is talking about at the moment. But what does it mean? What exactly is the Internet of Things and how can we, the die casting industry, benefit from it?

Apart from global conflicts, the progress of globalisation, the stability of the Euro zone and the German Energiewende (Germany’s break with nuclear power generation) we hear about what has been termed the Industrial Revolution 4.0 practically every day. An Internet of Things will be created, people say. Industry and production will be computerised. The talk is of component-driven production and of buzz words such as Big Data and standardised data interfaces. But how will this go together with a primary forming process such as high-pressure die casting, and will small and midsized enterprises get the chance to computerise their production processes, too, in order not to be left behind? Frech customers are prepared thanks to our OPC data interface “Industry 4.0”, but what will come next? Together with our customers, we from Frech would like to discuss all these as well as other questions in the upcoming years, because we want to make sure that the die casting industry will not just participate in the digital revolution, but set benchmarks, too. Therefore we will publish the first edition of “I4-FACTS” before the end of this year. We would like to encourage you to actively use the opportunities Industry 4.0 present, and you can rely on us to support you!

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