Use cases

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The use of digital technologies in industry will lead to a number of new production methods, business models and products. For example, production lines need no longer be limited to a single product. This will change the demands made of industrial manufacturing. IT support will make it possible to adapt processing stations flexibly to a changing product mix. This enables capacity to be utilised optimally. In addition, the automated analysis processes can reveal maintenance needs and production downtime risks.

Practical examples will soon demonstrate that innovative processes for linking plant equipment, IT systems and business models more closely are already being developed and implemented by companies and research institutions. This highlighted collection of what Industrie 4.0 can mean for companies will continue to grow steadily in the course of Plattform Industrie 4.0’s work.

National and international Best Practices bundeled on maps

In addition to the Plattform Industrie 4.0, the French initiative Industrie du futur and the Japanese Robot Revolution Initiative have also combined numerous practical examples on maps. It shows where in Germany, France and Japan Industrie 4.0 is already in practical use.

You can find the German map "use cases Industrie 4.0" here.
Map of the French initiative Industrie du futur
The overview of French best practices can be found here.
Map of the japanese Robot Revolution Initiative
For the Japanese use cases please click here.