Digital Connectivity for Industry
It’s not what you see, it’s what you get
Digital Connectivity for Industry is the decisive factor for anyone who wants to fully exploit the opportunities of digitalization. Working almost invisibly, it prepares the connections you need between all objects, systems, and applications. A plant thus becomes intelligent, things become the industrial Internet of Things, and ideas become reality. Our offering combines essential elements of the digital infrastructure, like industrial identification and locating systems, communications solutions, industrial security, and future key technologies like Industrial 5G, TSN, and CloudConnect. You benefit from a powerful base for all current and future IIoT applications.
Master digitalizationDigitalization promises important competitive advantages for businesses, such as increased flexibility, minimal downtimes, and higher quality. But to be able to offer digital services, we need a digital infrastructure consisting of smart objects, as well as network and platform solutions. We call the key elements Digital Connectivity for Industry. Digital Connectivity for Industry lets you master all the tasks of digitalization, and fully exploit all the opportunities it offers.
Have everything in viewTransparency is the basis for every digitalization solution. You can only put digital solutions in place and create genuine added value once the secured acquisition, transmission, and storage of all relevant information have been assured. Digital Connectivity for Industry offers end-to-end solutions across all interfaces and standards – from small wireless transponders to powerful switches and complete network and identification solutions, as well as locating systems. In addition, the actions taken to assure cybersecurity must be as varied as the solutions themselves. Industrial security takes all security levels into account. All this lets you benefit from total transparency at every level.
Be future readyIntelligent networking does not begin with a solution and end with its implementation. It’s an ongoing process: New, trailblazing developments constantly open up unimagined opportunities. After all, many visions and opportunities to add value are only made possible thanks to new technologies. We help develop these technologies right from the start and make them ready for use in industry – so you can benefit from each new trend in digitalization, and be fully prepared for the future.
Transforming your own businessThe Schaeffler Group-owned special machinery department, a globally operating automotive and industrial supplier, is one of the major manufacturers of customized production facilities, also in comparison to the external market. In order to continue to be successful, the special machinery must evolve from pure mechanics to mechatronic systems to IT-integrated solutions.
Digitalization strengthens the competitiveness
An important advantage for Schaeffler is to standardize the global concepts for digitalization and connectivity. For this, data is the key element to generate added value.
A wide range of projects are already being implemented: among others, the optimization of machines, which can improve themselves by evaluating the measurement technology, and their preventive maintenance. Or predictive production quality: if measurement data on the product is already continuously collected throughout the facility, why does every product still have to undergo a final inspection? And many more.
As technology partner, Siemens provides in-depth support to assist the Schaeffler Group in the implementation of its digitalization strategy.