The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Announced at Hannover Messe 2019

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The alliance, founded by seven leading industrial companies, aims to overcome proprietary solutions and give a decisive boost to the digital transformation of the European industry

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Announced at Hannover Messe 2019
The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Announced at Hannover Messe 2019

The foundation of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance was announced at Hannover Messe 2019 by seven leading suppliers from mechanical engineering, industrial automation and software. With this cooperation, the companies want to overcome proprietary solutions and give a decisive boost to the digital transformation of the European industry.

Founding members of the alliance are Beckhoff, Endress+Hauser, Hilscher, ifm, KUKA, Multivac and SAP. In principle, the alliance is open to all companies. Balluff, Gebhardt, Pepperl+Fuchs, Schmidtsche Schack, Samson and WIKA have already joined the alliance as members. All companies are mutually committed to the creation of a standardized and open ecosystem for the operation of highly automated factories and process plants with the integration of logistics and services.

“The open architecture of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance meets all the requirements of the process industry,” emphasized Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group. “It is based on standards, ensures transparency across all business processes and guarantees the integrity of the systems. This enables process plant operators to leverage the potential of digitalization.”

Focus on implementability and benefits


The alliance members are planning to realize a so-called Open Industry 4.0 Framework based on existing standards such as I/O Link, OPC UA and RAMI for the entire route from objects in the workshop to services. Customers can choose from a modular system of compatible and scalable solution and service components, such as digital services from Endress+Hauser’s Netilion IIoT ecosystem. The connection to the SAP software portfolio ensures the integration of a company’s business processes as well as collaboration with partners across company boundaries. The open architecture allows the simple connection of further system landscapes.

Posted on April 10, 2019 - (495 views)
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