As a universal answer to IoT, FANUC has developed the FIELD System (FANUC Intelligent Edge Link & Drive System). It is an open platform that enables the execution of various IoT applications within a factory focusing on interconnecting edge heavy devices such as machine tools, robots, PLCs and sensors. Through creating an interactive web of connected machinery and equipment, the FIELD System is able to exploit immense amounts of data and provides a solution to analyse it in a faster and more efficient manner.
For several years, SAP has worked alongside partners from industry to create the open integrated factory – a functioning model representing tomorrow’s manufacturing, which enables batch-of-one production and new business models. The IT giants have further expanded and improved their exhibit for HANNOVER MESSE 2017.
Paperless manufacturing, full transparency, KPIs, real-time reporting and an SAP interface – these are the ambitious goals that Georg Mauser is setting for his sheet metal processing company, Mauser + Co. GmbH, for the medium term. He is taking this step towards manufacturing of the future together with TRUMPF. The necessary confidence and trust is already there: the two companies have been working together for more than 70 years.