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From the "training world" to reality

Virtual reality is finding its way into mechanical engineering. In the digital copy of reality, it is possible to explain complex products, experience interrelationships, train employees and instruct customers on how to use machines.

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So that machines are easier to understand

Effortless communication between machines is essential for the production facility of the future. VDMA, the German Engineering Association, is backing an open method of data exchange. A guideline shows companies how this works in reality.

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"Where are all the software people going to come from?"

Digitisation is changing the way work is done in production and is also eliminating jobs. Moreover, there is a shortage of skilled IT personnel for the industry of the future. A dramatic problem, according to Innovation Chairman Frank Maier.

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Why the future belongs to Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 offers a tremendous range of opportunities. Nonetheless, many companies are still neglecting it. Experts from Lenze, the automation specialist, explain why that has to change, rapidly.

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4.0 competence for medium-sized German firms

Industry 4.0 offers great opportunities for companies to improve their competitiveness. Medium-sized companies in particular are eager to learn more about these opportunities, and national competence centres can satisfy this need to know more.

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“Save power every hour”

Energy-efficient drives can help to reduce global warming in the long term. Automation specialist Lenze has developed intelligent solutions that both reduce costs and protect the environment.

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Competitive thinking has no place in Industry 4.0

Digitalisation is the motor of Industry 4.0, and cooperation is the fuel. But many companies still need to acquire these skills. Martijn Theunissen from Lenze knows why it is important and what needs to be done.

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Smart factory: mass with class

Consumers are becoming increasingly interested in buying customised products, and this is creating new challenges for manufacturers. Intelligent, flexible machines help them to fulfil their customers’ wishes.

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Individual kitchens, thanks to Industry 4.0

It is only one of a kind, but it is nonetheless made in series production: how Industry 4.0 is revolutionising production processes – and how manufacturers in future will profit from it.

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