Industry 4.0 is an attitude

Haas Schleifmaschinen: Industry 4.0 has long been the reality at Haas Multigrind®.

Haas Schleifmaschinen is known to our customers to be the company that drives the industrial future. A term often mentioned in this context is “Industry 4.0”. But what actually is that? What can we expect and what do we already know? Common definitions are inconclusive. And still, companies tend to advertise using that term. Going a step further and searching for specific strategies and implementations is mostly without success. That is reason enough to put more light into this future and also present issue. Like Haas Schleifmaschinen characteristically does, not with a definition but results and applications. With a selection of contributions that discuss our point of view and their results.

Industry 4.0 is fully individual
Haas Schleifmaschinen defines Industry 4.0 as a term that is being driven by their customers’ demands and requests. The key to actively designing this process is knowing the customer’s demands. If possible even before our customers contact us. We call that Customer Centricity. The goal: develop solutions and concepts that meet our customer’s individual requests.  

The software is key
The hardware is still the main focus in this industry. But for more complex automated processes the grinding machines have to be able to communicate. Not only with the operator but also with each other. That is only made possible by using a high-performance software. Therefore, the control of the machine as field of innovation is at least as important as the grinding machine itself. We have been continuously innovating this field since 1998. The intelligent Multigrind® Horizon software enables machines to constantly be communicating. With the user, the workpiece or upon request also each other. This specific process helps the operator to easily control highly complex manufacturing processes. In order not to keep any gained insights in a closed system, we enable you to connect the system to other valued data – for example, the MindSphere Cloud.  

Intelligent grinding machines learn autonomously
Haas Multigrind® grinding machines communicate within the Cloud to prepare for optimal decisions or instantly make the decision themselves. Not in the future, but today. Intelligent, easy maintenance, flexible and secure. Thanks to the open interface standard OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture), Industry 4.0 is not an abstract future scenario anymore. Haas Schleifmaschinen provides its customers with a flexible integration of the Multigrind® grinding machines for existing as well as planned facilities and plants through the non-proprietary exchange of data in the production following the Plug and Work principle. Jointly, we develop your entirely individual Industry 4.0 strategy developed from the three components Haas Multigrind® grinding machines, Haas Multigrind® Horizon and the interface connection through OPC UA. Start automated production today and allow Big Data include your valuable data into a bigger context.  

Industry 4.0 helps your company
In the end, there is the desire for the optimisation along the entire value chain. At Haas Schleifmaschinen. And at your company.

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Marie-Sophie Maier-Wember

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Marie-Sophie Maier-Wember

Managing Director

Marie-Sophie Maier-Wember is a passionate software developer and managing director at Haas Schleifmaschinen.

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