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At the world's leading trade fair for industry, companies from the electrical and digital industry will once again be presenting technologies and solutions for a networked and climate-neutral industry. In numerous presentations on Industry 4.0, 5G, direct current and artificial intelligence, the German Electrical and Digital Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI) and the industry companies will show how the path to an all-electric society can be realised. According to ZVEI, the electrical and digital industry plays a central role in the transformation of our industrial society. The industry's innovations and solutions are crucial to shaping and successfully implementing the transformation.

This year, the ZVEI stand in Hall 11 is divided into four sub-areas: the actual association area, a separate young talent area with New Automation e. V., the area of the Open DC Alliance (ODCA) and the area of the special show Modular & Open Production.

ZVEI Show-Case goes into the second round

In the association area, the ZVEI Show-Case PCF@ControlCabinet is going into the second round and this year will show how, through the use of the Digital Product Passport for Industry 4.0 (DPP4.0) based on the Asset Administration Shell (AAS), product information can be automated and shared across the supply chain and used in downstream processes. The information is hosted in a distributed manner and access to it can be controlled. Another demonstrator is a control cabinet consisting of several integrated products whose product carbon footprint is comprehensibly calculated based on the existing products. The ZVEI Show Case and the "Digital Product Passport 4.0" will also be presented again separately on the Monday of the fair at 1:30 p.m. on the Industry 4.0 Conference Stage in Hall 8.

Young talent area with partner New Automation

In the young talent area of the stand, vocational school students from the David Röntgen School in Neuwied will demonstrate how Industry 4.0 and digitalisation can be applied in practice in schools to generate enthusiasm for careers in the field of technology. The Industrie4.0@School project, initiated in cooperation with the ZVEI, is the starting point for changing teaching and learning concepts at school. In this interactive learning project, trainees demonstrate the working methods and philosophy of Industrie 4.0 on a real, functioning production scenario. The exhibit is designed to exemplify the computerisation of production technology with the aim of creating an intelligent factory (Smart Factory).

Special show Modular & Open Production

The special show Modular & Open Production by ZVEI, NAMUR, VDMA, Dechema and VDI, which is also part of the main ZVEI stand this year, will present not only the MTP (Module-Type-Package) but also the NOA concept (Namur Open Architecture), which addresses the integration of maintenance and servicing from the field level to company management. In the process industry, modular production enables more flexible, faster and more cost-efficient plants. The open and integrative approach of NOA simplifies the integration of Industry 4.0 functions into automation. The special show of Process Automation 2023 will show the current technical state of process engineering production and has its modular and open future in mind.

ODCA - Open DC Alliance

In its premiere year, the ZVEI working group Open DC Alliance (ODCA), founded in November 2022, will present the importance of direct current for the energy turnaround. Direct current (DC) is considered a future key technology for integrating renewable energy sources into the production process. In Hanover, the ODCA will show DC applications for industry and thus demonstrate why an intelligent energy supply in industry is only possible with direct current. The Energy 4.0 Forum will also present current research and practical examples and provide an outlook for the coming years. The ODCA is a seamless continuation of the DC-INDUSTRIE2 research project, which is currently coming to a close. A comprehensive overview of the activities can be found on the ODCA homepage at www.opendcalliance.org.