Moving beyond involvement in the Research Alliance and the SmartFactory KL research platform, Industrie 4.0 is not just an initiative at Pilz, it has now arrived in the production process.
With the growing integration of machinery and infrastructure through the use of IT technologies in production, Pilz is also highlighting its profile as a technology leader in its own production operations. It has not only generated the infrastructure required for intelligent production, but has also implemented the elements of Industrie 4.0 at an early state.
An intelligent workpiece conveyor developed in-house is already in use. This speeds up and simplifies the process of populating the circuit boards and the soldering process. The workpiece carriers automatically find their way from the soldering shaft to the assembly unit thanks to a built-in RFID chip.