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That Is the Digital Future

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Digitization with WAGO

Shaping the Future Means Securing the Future

Digitization and networking offer great opportunities for every company. In order to use them, every company has to do its homework. In fact, the challenges are just as varied and diverse as the companies themselves. While there is no such thing as an all-in-one solution, smart products, methods, and partners will help you advance digitization in your business in a way that benefits all involved.

WAGO shapes the digital future with you.

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More Information for Better Decisions

The new transparency: Smart sensor-actuator integration allows you to build or expand an automation architecture that collects production-relevant data. WAGO supports the acquisition of valuable information from signals and data to help optimally utilize, monitor and further develop your systems. In addition, we offer the world's most comprehensive I/O system with more than 500 modules. Our system has the most approvals, including those for extreme conditions such as the marine environment or offshore locations. Protect your investments and keep your systems flexible, scalable and future-ready with WAGO as your partner. The first step for your smart sensor integration: Contact us.

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Digital – Down to the Fingertips

PLM, ERP, MES – In the industries of the future, software technologies like these will be increasingly used to digitize and automate ordering and production processes. No business headed for smart factory technology can afford to be without them. The people at WAGO, based in Minden, Germany have realized this, too. As early as 2000, the company began to comprehensively digitize its value added chain. Today, the manufacturer of electrical interconnection and automation products not only saves on paper, it also decides when and where orders will be processed in a fully automated manner. This is especially relevant, not only when shipping in-stock items, but also when producing custom products for customers.

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A Plug-In Makes WAGO Controllers IoT-Ready

Merging IT and automation, any member of WAGO’s PFC Controller family can be transformed into a cloud-connected IoT controller using a simple MQTT software upgrade.

Interview

Cybersecurity on Board: “Anyone Who Talks about Maritime 4.0 Has to Do Their Homework”

In the film “Tomorrow Never Dies,” terrorists divert a military ship from its course by manipulating the GPS signals. What was part of the fantasy world of British filmmakers in 1997 – the theatrical release date for the eighteenth James Bond movie – is a real threat a mere 20 years later. “GPS spoofing”, as it is known to the experts, is real, and researchers from the University of Texas provided impressive proof in 2013 when they diverted an $80 million dollar luxury yacht from its course without its crew noticing. What is new in cybersecurity in the shipbuilding industry? Ship builders, system integrators and shipping companies are enthusiastic about the new opportunities that Maritime 4.0 offers. To find out if the sector ready for this, and what still needs to be done, we spoke with Professor Karl-Heinz Niemann from the University of Hanover.

Interview

Cybersecurity: “Hackers Constantly Challenge Us”

Bernd and Marcel Steinkühler from Correct Power Institute, an IT specialist, discuss attacks from the Internet and potential defenses

Interview

Smart factory: “Security is becoming a key discipline in automation technology”

The notion that a smart, networked, intelligent, autonomous and resource-optimized production will pay companies back has become common sense. Prof. Jörg Wollert, who has served on the teaching faculty at the University of Bochum, the Technical University Bielefeld, and the Technical University Aachen, explains to us what steps should be the first on the path to the Smart Factory. He also points out where corporations cannot afford to drop the ball.

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From Design to the Finished Project

Within the industries of the future, ordering and production processes will be increasingly digitalized and automated. The goal: Consistency and data transparency along the entire value-added chain in order to reduce costs and save time while preventing unnecessary added expense. To support this horizontal integration, WAGO offers smartDATA Engineering, a solution that supports users from planning and design, to engineering, to testing and commissioning.

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