It can be described by the following description. Connect all kinds of equipment in the factory together, lay down the nervous system, absorb all information in real time, realize the visualization of factory activities, that is, make all activities transparent and visible.
Tomorrow’s industrial Internet will integrate technologies that imitate human cognitive skills such as the ability to plan, to learn, and to perceive our surroundings. The Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies (CCIT) is working to realize the vision of a Cognitive Internet of Things.
Increasing cost pressures and fiercer competition are driving toolmakers to embrace new concepts such as Tooling 4.0 and to industrialize their operations to reduce idle and lead times by limiting the number of variations in tool components and processes. To apply Tooling 4.0 to future projects, Scholle IPN, for example, made its team and several high-quality tool builders’ as strategic partners.