Industry 4.0

Lean Sm@rt Factory – our design concept of the future

Industry 4.0 is an evolution in production and logistics processes. Based on the value creation principles of "one-piece flow" and "small factory unit", SEW-EURODRIVE has already begun to implement the vision of Industry 4.0 in its own Graben-Neudorf plant and has developed concepts for logistics, assembly and production tasks.

Perfect symbiosis of people and technology – both in assembly and production

Perfectly implemented lean principles and methods based on Industry 4.0 create the basis for networked, modular and efficient production in batch sizes of just one unit if need be. The key to success? The symbiosis of "people and technology" along the entire value creation chain – from configuration and production to assembly and delivery.

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  • Modular networked, loose chain of process modules
  • Changeable, scalable operating resources
  • Excellently designed process modules

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  • Data acquisition within the process
  • Data mining – recognizing trends
  • Near real-time data processing

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  • Employee guidance using pick by light (paperless picking)
  • Order information within the process step
  • Augmented reality

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  • Experience, explore, and test the convergence of the real and virtual worlds
  • Making products and processes tangible
  • Making processes simulatable for everybody using data goggles

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  • Lean implementation at its best
  • Multi-functional, flexible assignment of employees
  • Collaborating assistance systems

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  • Digital data acquisition
  • Evaluation and analysis of acquired data
  • Prediction of events

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  • Gamification in order management (using game-design elements)
  • Decentralized guidance through the SFU leader (leader of the smart factory unit)
  • Retrieving performance results in real time

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  • Material supply using mobile vehicles
  • Efficient control of the flow of goods using CPS (cyber-physical systems)
  • Self-regulating, autonomous decision processes

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MOVITRANS®

  • inductive energy transfer
  • charging on-the-fly
  • barrier-free installation

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  • Distributed hardware and software resources
  • Data processing in the cloud
  • Private and public clouds

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  • Digital twin
  • Integrated intelligence
  • Virtual image of real things

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The smart factory in the production area

The lean Sm@rt Factory not only focuses on the assembly process for batch sizes of only one unit. Our concepts of Industry 4.0 also apply to the production area. The fractal factory according to lean principles is the basis also for production. Our logistics assistants are used to network the processing stations and centers.

Handling assistants take care of heavy or monotonous tasks, for example equipping lathes and milling machines with raw parts, or sorting the machined parts into racks for further processing, such as hardening.

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  • Machine automation
  • Mobile handling assistants for loading and unloading machines
  • Modular, excellently designed process modules

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  • Intelligence 4.0 with MOVI-C®

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  • Data acquisition within the process
  • Data mining – recognizing trends
  • Near real-time data processing

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  • Digital twin
  • Integrated intelligence
  • Virtual image of real things

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  • Distributed hardware and software resources
  • Data processing in the cloud
  • Private and public clouds

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  • Digital data acquisition
  • Evaluation and analysis of acquired data
  • Prediction of events

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  • Experience, explore, and test the convergence of the real and virtual worlds
  • Making products and processes tangible
  • Making processes simulatable for everybody using data goggles

Learn more
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  • Material supply using mobile vehicles
  • Efficient control of the flow of goods using CPS (cyber-physical systems)
  • Self-regulating, autonomous decision processes

Learn more
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  • Lean implementation at its best
  • Multi-functional, flexible assignment of employees
  • Collaborating assistance systems

Learn more
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  • Employee guidance using pick by light (paperless picking)
  • Order information within the process step
  • Augmented reality

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