thyssenkrupp Steel is expanding its IT infrastructure with Rittal Edge Data Centers
Manufacturing is being transformed by digitalization. Industry 4.0 is paving the way for digital twins, predictive maintenance, and smart factories. Sensors in machines and their components are networked and can process data and communicate with each other in real time. Production processes can be optimized by analyzing all the data coming from the machines. But to meet these demands, even in rough environments, edge data centers need to be put to use to manage the information and deliver information in real time to help improve product quality, traceability, and availability.
In Industry 4.0 a digital twin is a virtual representation of a product, a production process, or a performance that enables seamless connection of individual process steps over an entire lifecycle. Rittal uses this novel technology in product definition, but also in the production environment of a holistic Industry 4.0 production.
When machines, production plants or other equipment do not work due to malfunctions it can be very expensive for the companies concerned. In addition to the business losses, there are often considerable repair costs.
A core competence of Industry 4.0 provides a good solution: modern sensor technology, digital networking, and intelligent data analysis enable predictive maintenance of machines and equipment of all kinds.