CONTACT Partners with Smart Electronic Factory

BREMEN, Germany, Mar 26, 2019 – CONTACT Software is a new partner of the Smart Electronic Factory initiative. In this network, renowned companies and research institutes develop solutions for Industry 4.0 and test them in a real electronics factory.

The SEF Smart Electronic Factory association is once again at the Hanover Fair this year (© SEF)

The SEF Smart Electronic Factory initiative develops sample solutions for Industry 4.0. The members of the non-profit association design new applications for intelligently networked production and validate them under real conditions. The practical tests are running in the electronics factory of Limtronik GmbH and at Lenze SE.

CONTACT Software is now contributing its expertise in digital twin, industrial analytics and product lifecycle management (PLM). “The Smart Electronic Factory offers ideal conditions for closed-loop engineering,” says Ian Altmann, project engineer in CONTACT’s Engineering Transformation Team. “Smart systems generate a lot of data that enables companies to draw concrete conclusions about product improvements.”

With the Smart Electronic Factory, AWS, Dürr, Limtronik, Lenze, Bosch Rexroth and many other partners have built up a networked machine park in which standards and solutions for Industry 4.0 are created. CONTACT Software will use this environment to enable a continuous innovation process based on its Elements platform. The Digital Twin Dashboard is the pivotal point for users. It combines all data of a plant or machine and is the starting point for performance and product improvements through visual analysis of the relevant operating parameters.

Interested companies can inform themselves about SEF in the test factories or at the Hannover Messe 2019 (hall 7, booth D26) and be supported by the SEF’s members in their own digitization projects.

About CONTACT Software

CONTACT is the leading vendor of open standard software and open source pioneer for the product engineering process and the digital transformation. Their products make it easier to organize projects, execute processes reliably and collaborate with others around the world on the basis of virtual product models and their digital twins. Their open technology and Elements platform are ideal for integrating additional IT systems and the Internet of Things to create end-to-end business processes.

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