Walk of Automation
31 representatives from mechanical and plant engineering were hosted at the main headquarters in Neuhausen a.d.F., where they had the chance to exchange information with representatives of Balluff.
Dr. Marc-Daniel Moessinger, Industry 4.0 expert at VDMA, welcomed the participants. Afterwards, Balluff Managing Director Florian Hermle introduced his own company: "With our sensor and automation solutions, we support our customers step by step in digitizing their production and increasing the efficiency and productivity of their production with the transparency they have gained." Melanie Mezger and Philipp Echteler, responsible for digitization and IIoT at Balluff, then presented the company's digitization strategy. The essential component of the tour was the Walk of Automation, a tour through the production line which shows the possibilities of Industry 4.0 solutions and the concrete added value directly in the application. This is not a traditional showroom, but everything runs live and in real time. "Behind every use case of the Walk of Automation is a ready-to-use Industry 4.0 solution from Balluff. This means it's not just an informative tour, but a visible result of our own digitization strategy at the same time," explains Echteler.