Flexible, networking, self-organization, user-oriented
SmartFactoryKL is a manufacturer-independent German research alliance that tests and develops innovative ICT technologies and their applications in near-real industrial production environments. Committed to enabling tomorrow's Factory of Things, it brings together several of Germany’s big research and industry players, including, most notably, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).
The intelligent factory of tomorrow is completely modular. Using standardized interfaces and state-of-the-art IT systems, it enables highly flexible, automated "Plug&Produce" manufacturing.
To help Germany realize this vision, the SmartFactoryKL technology initiative provides a research and demonstration plant that is adaptable and scalable and can integrate all kinds of components from a wide range of manufacturers. It enables its components to perform context-specific tasks autonomously and has a strong focus on usability. In this way, SmartFactoryKL brings together innovation providers and users who are committed to the joint development, use and dissemination of visionary industrial technologies.
It provides compelling solutions to challenges along the way to the factory of the future – challenges such as ever-decreasing product lifecycles, growing product individualization and mounting cost pressures. The SmartFactoryKL technology initiative will restore Germany to the forefront of manufacturing, create new, highly skilled jobs and give German companies a competitive edge in a rapidly globalizing market.
For more information, visit www.smartfactory.de .