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.
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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.
In the interview, Thomas Holm speaks about the opportunities that Industry 4.0 provides for mid-sized companies and offers insights into the corporate practices at WAGO.
“The digital transformation is a vital factor for our success.”
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.
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.
Bernd and Marcel Steinkühler from Correct Power Institute, an IT specialist, discuss attacks from the Internet and potential defenses
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