As “SPS Connect – The digital automation hub,” the PLC automation trade fair will now be taking place online for the first time from 24 to 26 November. EPLAN and Rittal are present virtually and introducing their end-to-end range of solutions through presentations and product articles. They are supporting companies during the current crisis and on the path towards industrial transformation. The sister companies provide practical answers to the question of “What matters now?” At the heart of the services on offer are things that make a difference in times of pandemic: delivery capability, online services, cloud engineering, industrialisation in panel building and switchgear manufacturing, product innovations and data sovereignty.
Addressing the new challenges presented by the pandemic
The ongoing pandemic is a stern test of strength for many companies. Surviving the crisis and emerging from it more vigorous is the primary goal. “What we need are strong and reliable partners who can support companies in the long term – throughout the crisis and far beyond. Future partners with innovative strength and enablers for industrial transformation are needed,” says Uwe Scharf, Managing Director Business Units and Marketing at Rittal.
The pressure to change is enormous: Companies must question outdated solutions and processes and, more than ever before, introduce measures for saving costs and increasing efficiency. The Friedhelm Loh Group’s EPLAN, Rittal and German Edge Cloud companies are guiding their customers along this path. Sebastian Seitz, EPLAN’s CEO adds: “One hundred per cent digital data as the single ‘source of truth’ – available from planning to engineering to manufacturing – forms the basis for further automation. Industrialisation in panel building and switchgear manufacturing and the transformation that accompanies it are in full swing. End-to-end data availability is the essential requirement here.”