Step by Step to an integrated production
Much of what we have been doing as a manufacturing IT solution provider for our customers for the past 20 years has been given a new name: Industry 4.0. What Industry 4.0 really means to the individual industries and companies has an incredible range: Reaching from “collecting a few data from production" to completely new business models to even involving customers via Internet.
How does this effect znt-Richter: Pointing out provision of products, solutions and services to our customers in order to use the new concepts best becomes even more prevalent. For our domain manufacturing IT, this translates specifically into: Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Shop-Floor Integration.
RAMI clearly shows the goals for shop-floor integration: Moving away from pure transport interfaces, in which only variable values are transferred, which must then be anew interpreted by the interface partners during each integration.