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PLUG and WORK - Software for Intelligent Asset Integration for Industrial IoT and Digital Manufactur

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Hall 6, Stand K01



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Industrial Automation, Industrie 4.0

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Fraunhofer solutions integrate existing machines into modern production systems such as MES and SCADA. PLUGandWORK automatically generates a communication server for data exchange with other systems or IT systems.

Today, the consistent implementation of Industry 4.0 still often fails because older devices that do not yet have the necessary interfaces are still in use. In the worst case, the machines then work in isolation in the production hall.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, Systems Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB) in Karlsruhe has developed a solution to this problem. PLUGandWORK ensures that existing machines and systems can be integrated into the production system. The Fraunhofer PLUGandWORK solution eliminates the need for complicated configuration and setup when a system is integrated manually into production. This process may take several days or even weeks, and PLUGandWORK is often finished after a few hours.


 Dr.-Ing. Olaf Sauer

Dr.-Ing. Olaf Sauer

Deputy Head of the Institute, Fraunhofer IOSB

Dr.-Ing. Olaf Sauer studied Industrial Engineering at the Karlsruhe Technical University. In 1996 he took his PhD from Prof. Spur at the Fraunhofer IPK, Berlin. He became part of Bombardier Transportation, ...

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