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Carry out the Smart Factory potential check now

Are you curious about how to prepare your production for the challenges posed by the networked future? We know that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. This is why we are optimising those process steps that hold the most networking potential for your production. You can find out how exactly this works in our Smart Factory potential check – simply use the green button to choose the process step that is of particular interest to you, pinpoint optimisation potential and hear opinions from customers that are in the same position. Find out the most direct way to increase your level of networking in just two clicks. Get started now!

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1. Select process step

  • Enquiry, Offer, Job order

  • Production preparation and programming

  • Production planning and control

  • Shipping

  • Manual production steps

  • Intralosgistic steps

2. Select potential

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By clicking on the flag you can add this potential to your list of interests. Below you can download the complete list as PDF.

TruConnect. Your Smart Factory.

No matter whether you are already making great strides into the networked future of your company or you are just starting out – the aim is clear: to be able to deal with continuously increasing complexity and falling lot sizes in sheet metal processing. With a strong, qualified partner by your side, it is easier for you to move forward on this path. No matter whether you are a pioneer or a novice – we will support you. With our innovative TruConnect range of solutions, you can realise your Smart Factory step by step. No two paths are the same here because TruConnect combines individual components for you in order to create customised solutions.

80 %

of the processing time

Is taken up by indirect processes – it is here that the greatest optimisation potential can be found.

50 %

of all orders

Have a lot size of four or fewer parts as the industry average.

1 %

typical ratio

Of the processing time to the throughput time – in a non-digitally-networked production environment.

What is Industry 4.0?

Geschichte der Vernetzten Fertigung

The world of work is changing towards digitisation

We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution – the digital transformation. It is fundamentally changing our life, world of work, and even sheet metal processing. New networking solutions that provide enormous optimisation potential are being created daily. They combine different components within a production facility and beyond. The factory of the future optimises processes in the long term and drastically shortens processes. What path will you take into the world of networked production?

Warum vernetzt fertigen?

The trend is towards small lot sizes

Increasing individualisation is changing industry. Large lot sizes are a thing of the past. Today, variance is increasing and lot sizes are decreasing, resulting in numerous different orders with small quantities. However, the outlay for the upstream and downstream working steps remains the same in many companies. In fact, indirect processes make up around 80% of the production time. This is where the highest potential for optimisation can be found. Our TruConnect range of solutions can help you to optimise indirect processes. This means that you are optimally equipped for Industry 4.0.

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What is a Smart Factory?

Tailored solutions for your networked production

Discover your optimisation potential

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Fully networked already – experience our demo factory in Chicago

B?ume vor der Smart Factory in Chicago

Moving away from theory and towards practice – take a look at the first fully networked Smart Factory! As an Industry 4.0 pioneer, TRUMPF opened a new technology centre in Chicago in September 2017. The factory demonstrates the intelligent interaction of people, machines, automation and software.

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Benjamin Neumann
TruConnect Product Management
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Dominique Hensel
Smart Factory Consultant
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