Development of new solutions for Industry 4.0 are picking up pace. Dr Jürgen Hohnhaus, head of development, Bystronic, talks about the potential of such developments. By Oliver Hergt. Photos by Manual Stettler

Machine tool builders such as DMG Mori are focusing on machining solutions that combine both the Internet of Things and increased user operability. By Jonathan Chou

Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business and BSH Hausgeräte, the largest home appliance manufacturer in Europe, have agreed to strengthen their relationship to enhance PLM software for specific industry needs.

Virginia, USA: The Organisation for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC), OPC Foundation, and PLCopen are working together to help advance communications protocols necessary for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Singapore: Siemens recently launched its Digital Factory Manufacturing Design Consultancy, which aims to assist companies to assess the current state of their facilities, and thereafter structure an Industry 4.0 transformation roadmap to digitalise their factories. The ceremony was officiated by Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) Mr S Iswaran, and Siemens AG chief executive officer Joe Kaeser.

Walter is continuing to progress towards a digital, networked factory.

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