Digitization in the manufacturing industry not only brings challenges but also opportunities. Many companies are busy making existing systems fit for Industry 4.0.

The Mechatronics Cluster visited B&R Industrie 4.0 factory, where attendees of the event got to know a solution for transforming existing facilities into smart factories.

During the factory tour through the Industry 4.0 factory of B & R, the participants of the event immersed themselves in the entrepreneurial practice and learned about the B & R production processes and systems. "At our events, looking at the practice is always very important. B2B discussions, networking and cooperation are an important basis for innovation" says Paireder.

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Elmar Paireder

Cluster Management, Mechatronics Cluster

Most of the existing plants will be in operation for another decade or two, so adopting smart automation solutions can unlock the potential for optimization and save terrific costs.

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Thomas Zirngast

Sales Engineer at B&R

Industrial IoT solutions offer advantages for both new machinery and equipment (greenfields) as well as existing legacy systems (brownfield).

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Laurin Dörr

Research Associate at Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Current threats of cyber attacks on industrial plants