Production of the future - modular and expandable

Everyone is talking about Industrie 4.0

Everyone is talking about the networking of virtual objects with the real world. But what does that mean for industry?

Industry speaks 4.0 when:

  • You can reconfigure machines based on customer request
  • The workpiece informs the machine about the next production step
  • People, machines and industrial processes are intelligently networked.

The aim? Production processes that save resources and energy. Is that your aim too? Then with us you've found the right partner. With our expertise and our smart products, we can provide support as you work towards a smart factory.

Industrie 4.0

White Paper Industrie 4.0 - all the essentials summarised

We have compiled the essential aspects of modern automation technology in an Industrie 4.0 environment.

The following questions are answered:

  • What does Industrie 4.0 mean specifically for your company.
  • What action areas will you need to address as a result.
  • What must be considered for functional safety and security.
  • How do you implement smart, flexible automation solutions.

Your benefits from Industrie 4.0

  • Flexible: Quick reaction to customer requirements thanks to autonomous machine modules
  • Low unit prices: Customised manufacturing at the cost of mass produced items
  • High availability: Production at full capacity
  • Economical: Increased productivity with low volumes due to targeted process planning
  • Increased transparency: Information can be called up in real-time
  • Conservation of resources: manufacture a greater variety of products using the same number of machines

History and background to Industrie 4.0

The term Industrie 4.0 stands for the fourth industrial revolution, in which industry goes digital. However, we see this revolution more as an evolution because the use of IT to network industry is an ongoing development. A process of change, which all involved stakeholders must support.

The term Industrie 4.0 was first brought to the public domain in 2011 at the Hannover Messe. Since then, numerous associations, platforms and institutions have been working on the implementation of Industrie 4.0. We joined in these activities right from the start, supporting projects with our many years of experience from automation technology.

Industrie 4.0 at Pilz

Individual and yet fast thanks to Industrie 4.0

Industrie 4.0

The aim of Industrie 4.0 is to create production processes that save resources and energy. This goes against the customer's wish for individual products and solutions. So it must be possible to have customised production and yet stay economical. Best of all, at the cost of massed produced items. The solution: modular, flexible plant and machinery, which you can quickly adapt to changing requirements. How? By linking your plant to intelligent IT systems. As a result, plant and machinery become autonomous and self-organising.

We offer smart products, which guarantee safety even on modular plants.

Smart products

Learn more about Industrie 4.0 at Pilz:


Pilz South East Asia Pte. Ltd.
25 International Business Park, #04-56 German Centre
Singapore 609916

Telephone: +65 6839 292-0

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