Fraunhofer IPA and Siemens AG in Karlsruhe operate the "Matrixproduktion im Fluss” (matrix production in flow) lab. The aim is a comprehensive transformation of the manufacturing structure into matrix production. In an interview, the two project leaders provide insights into their work to date.
Daten sind die Währung der Zukunft. But how does a company derive countless data from its machines in order to modernize production? Innovative software helps. It reads out the data needed and makes it available for any application. Its advantage is: It is particularly flexible and user-friendly.
The analysis of a production starts with the bottlenecks. This prevents production from being optimized locally at the points that contribute little to the performance of the entire production system.
Digital transformation is improving production and making entirely new business models possible. However, before implementation begins, it makes sense to determine the degree of maturity, advises Paul Thieme from the DigiTools for Manufacturing department at Fraunhofer IPA.
"TagAktiv", a computer game for people with dementia, has been developed at Fraunhofer IPA. It is used for everyday practical and cognitive activation and is based on MAKS therapy.