Maritime 4.0: Exploit Opportunities

A tremendous potential is seen in Maritime 4.0: Not only are efficiency gains hoped for in commercial shipping, but also for cruise ship yards and tourism companies. Yet with increasing digitization and networking aboard ships, the risk for cybercrime and data misuse also increases. With WAGO, you master the challenges of modern shipping and can fully leverage the possibilities offered by digitization and automation.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • WAGO Controllers enable secure ship-to-land communication, data collection, control and networking of the onboard subsystems.
  • The PFC controller family carries all the necessary maritime certifications and approvals for use in hazardous areas.
  • WAGO's modular solutions are flexibly adjustable and expandable to individual requirements, enabling you to react quickly to future developments in this sector.

WAGO in Marine Applications

Solutions for Maritime 4.0

Our solutions for Maritime 4.0 have proven their value across the world's seas and under the toughest conditions.

Marine Industry in Transition – WAGO Supports You:

  • The WAGO solution’s open conception is focused on maximum operating safety; its modular structure readily accommodates modernizations, updates and expansions.
  • Since they are based on Linux®, the WAGO Controllers not only represent a solid long-term investment; they also provide integrated security mechanisms to prevent cybercrime. Security is an important prerequisite for ship-to-land communication, as well as for data recording, controlling, monitoring and networking onboard subsystems.
  • The robust, qualitatively high-value PFC controller family carries all the necessary maritime certifications and approvals for use in hazardous areas.


Efficient System Integration Through Service-Oriented Software in Automation

With DIMA (Decentralized Intelligence for Modular Applications), WAGO has developed a concept to increase efficiency in process engineering – and it has already been tested, and proven, on land. But can this method be adapted to maritime transport? And if so, how?


Application-Based Controller Redundancy (ACR) from WAGO

Increase availability in central ship alarm systems with WAGO’s Application-Based Controller Redundancy. Media redundancy across different network infrastructures provides a dual view of all signals and reduces the impact of errors.

Additional Advantages:

  • Easy commissioning of the entire system with WAGO’s standard hardware
  • Low switchover times (per marine classification society requirements)
  • Transmission of the most important secondary variables using the HART protocol

See our Solutions at Work

WAGO has already implemented many exciting projects in the area of Maritime 4.0. Read about the most recent ones here.


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More Marine and Offshore Solutions

Whether Maritime 4.0, propulsion control or tank ballast and cargo management – WAGO offers solutions for every challenge at sea.

Propulsion Control

Ready for the Next One

Intelligent automation solutions also belong to future marine applications. Stay on the safe side with WAGO's solutions.

Tank Ballast and Cargo

Perfectly in Balance

Maintaining stability in rough seas is vital for freighters. Here, reliable tank ballast systems are the key – with solutions from WAGO.

Deck Handling and Cranes

Safe Around the Clock

Maintenance-free – and safe – solutions to keep tugboats and cranes ready for action at any time. WAGO's solutions prove their strength under the most demanding conditions.

Alarm and Monitoring

Reliable Signal Processing

Collect, condition and visualize data and when necessary, issue alarms: WAGO-equipped alarm and monitoring systems get the job done.