Automation experts have joined forces to form the Freudenberg Automation Panel, to initiate and promote an active exchange on the topic between the Business Groups. The aim is to jointly initiate solutions for short and medium-term problems across the Business Groups.
“Members of the Automation Panel take the opportunity to identify common challenges and learn from them. Industrial image processing, for example, to control processes or robots is indispensable for many Business Groups,”
explains Dr Steffen Wiendl, Head of Process Technologies at FTI and Automation Panel coordinator. Among other things, his focus is on making even better use of data in the future to improve the efficiency of technological systems and thus the entire value chain. “The fact that we collect machine and scrap data, for example, is by no means new,” says Wiendl. “What is new, however, is that we can now automatically analyze this data and use it for algorithms. These algorithms can then control production in an effective and resource-efficient way.”