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Open Industry 4.0 Alliance and Packaging Valley to shape Industry 4.0 together

The two organisations aim to jointly realise cross-manufacturer integration in the packaging industry with a focus on master data management, plant analytics and predictive maintenance

Reinach, Switzerland/ Waiblingen, Germany, September 6, 2021 – The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, an association of companies aiming to drive digitalisation on factory floors, is working with Packaging Valley Germany e.V., a cluster of organisations from the packaging industry in the south of Germany. Packaging Valley currently has 90 members, including manufacturers of packaging systems, packaging machines and their components; providers of software, automation solutions and services...read more

September 6, 2021

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Practical Example: How the packaging industry is taking its transformation into its own hands

The example of a project of the members Multivac and Schiwa

Reinach, Switzerland, May 17, 2021 – Transformation in the food industry ostensibly offers the advantage of auditability to identifythe production history behind each individual batch. But for the suppliers of manufacturing plants in this market, the transformation of vertical and horizontal production chains means reaching a new level of economic efficiency and increased business processes. It is not only individual vertical chains that are to be orchestrated in the cloud, but entire ecosystems...read more

May 17, 2021

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance welcomes Microsoft and Siemens as members

With its clear commitment to open standards, the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance now comprises almost 80 companies

Reinach, Switzerland, 22 April 2021 - The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, an association of companies aiming to drive digitalization and create real added value on factory floors, welcomes two heavyweights from the IT and OT industry: Microsoft and Siemens. Since the alliance was founded at Hannover Messe in 2019, membership has grown to almost 80 committed companies, ranging from medium-sized industrial suppliers to global corporations. Microsoft and Siemens share the commitment to leverage existing standards and cross-organizational collaboration to enhance interoperability and drive the adoption of Industry 4.0 applications across digitally integrated global supply chains...read more

April 22, 2021

Ein App-Store für die Industrie – eine Initiative aus der Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Community

Die Community ist das informelle Umfeld der Allianz; kommerzielle Projekte aus der Community können mit dem Label „Community“ ausgezeichnet werden; der Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Community App Store ist das erste Arbeitsergebnis aus der Community

Hannover Messe/ Reinach, Schweiz, 13. April 2021 – Hardware-unabhängige und für die Industrie geeignete Apps einfach aus einem Store herunterladen: Das ist das Ziel eines aktuellen Projekts der Community im Umfeld der Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. Als Non-ProfitOrganisation erteilt die Allianz dem kommerziellen Projekt eines App-Stores der Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH dafür erstmals das Label „Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Community“. Die Community der Open Industry 4.0 Alliance ist ein informeller Zusammenschluss von Mitgliedern außerhalb des rechtlichen Rahmens der Allianz, um bestimmte – auch kommerzielle Ziele – zu erreichen. So können weitere Schritte zur Transformation der Industrie schnell vorangetrieben werden...weiterlesen

April 13, 2021

Hanover Fair: Open Industry 4.0 Alliance presents the first independent app store

  • OI4 Community App Store: Independent store makes industry-relevant apps suitable as easily available as consumer versions
  • 74 companies now members of the Alliance • ACCELERATE: Alliance sets up collaboration platform to accelerate communication with each other
  • Another DIGELERATE event ten days later

Reinach, Switzerland, 24 March 2021 - The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, an association of industrial companies aiming to drive digitalisation and create real added value on factory floors, will present itself in detail to a broad audience at Hannover Messe from 12-16 April 2021. The Alliance will offer interested parties many opportunities for access and interaction...read more

March 24, 2021

Cyber security in industrial plants still recklessly neglected - the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance provides a practical framework for action

European companies can learn how to implement deep security from the factory floor to the cloud through the Cyber Security Design Principles policy paper.

Reinach, Switzerland, 23 February 2021 - the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance has published a strategic paper on "Cyber Security Design Principles" in industrial plants. The paper shows which ISO/IEC standards on cyber security are integrated and which practices of other bodies and alliances, such as Cloud Security Alliance, FIRST, MITRE or OWASP, the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance relies on for the implementation of deep cyber security across all layers...read more

February 23, 2021

The digital twin and the vintage drill

Members of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance such as Endress + Hauser, Festo, KUKA, Pepperl + Fuchs Group, SAP and Schunk are also founding members of the "Industrial Digital Twin Association" (IDTA), which was recently founded in September. As an "implementation alliance", many members are already working actively in their customers' factory halls with the help of digital twins - whose interfaces are now being adapted in the cloud (4th layer "Common Cloud Central") and are then generally available to members of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance...read more

October 20, 2020 

 

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance and the GAIA-X Foundation 

The alliance is informally and closely linked via individuals to the GAIA-X Foundation, a foundation that will put the European cloud and data infrastructure GAIA-X into practice 

Reinach, Switzerland, 10. September 2020 - In June 2020, 22 companies and organizations from France and Germany - including Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG from Verl, Germany - took another major step towards the European digital infrastructure with the establishment of the GAIA-X Foundation. A German and French initiative around international cloud and data infrastructure, GAIA-X is designed to promote a secure, trustworthy data infrastructure in Brussels, thus also promoting the digital sovereignty of Europe. In the meanwhile, the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance is demonstrating similar working principles and goals, and now comprises of 64 members operating worldwide...read more

September 10, 2020

Initiatives for intralogistics in view of the coronavirus crisis

The demands placed on intralogistics are becoming ever more demanding as a result of crises such as the current COVID-19 pandemic and the trend towards individualisation right down to batch size 1, as opposed to survey findings from last year on production logistics among German SMEs by Swiss material flow specialist Interroll. The average degree of automation of internal material handling is only 53 per cent among the companies that were surveyed. At the lower end of the scale, just under 10 per cent of companies with a degree of automation of less than 25 per cent did not invest last year and are now potentially at risk in view of the corona crisis...read more

August 13, 2020

„I am a drill machine from 1900, I can still drill.“

On July 16 and 17, 2020, the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance held its first "Virtual Fair", presenting the its strategy, active working groups, deployed technologies and initial case studies in numerous zoom meetings. With Endress+Hauser, Hilscher Gesellschaft fuer Systemautomation, KUKA, MULTIVAC, Pepperl + Fuchs, SAP, SVA and Voith, 8 members and 14 speakers from the now total of  60 Alliance members contributed. The Virtual Fair was held in English and recorded over 360 registrations and up to 200 simultaneous participants from Europe, the USA, but also China, India and Japan...read more

July 28, 2020

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