The “Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe” leading-edge cluster is a trailblazer for Industry 4.0. With its Self-X-Pro, InnovIIT and IASI projects, Weidmüller is heavily involved in the research process and is thus making a key contribution to new, more flexible production systems.
In co-operation with the Institute for Industrial Information Technology
(inIT), Weidmüller is developing technologies to enhance availability through intelligent condition monitoring. At the same time, it is aiming to reduce the amount of engineering work required for decentralised automation systems by taking model-based design approaches.
As an “Internet of Things” initiative, together with its research partners (the University of Paderborn, Bielefeld University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology) Weidmüller has developed a solution for the self-optimisation of stamping and bending machines, which can be used to independently correct irregularities in the production process.