H&T Presspart Marsberg: Official partner to implement “Industrie 4.0” solution

H&T Presspart Marsberg is partner of a 3-year research project initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on “Industrie 4.0.“

The project, known as “MyCPS“, is to open up application areas to implement “Industrie 4.0” by showing how CPS can be shaped and implemented in a people-centred manner so that companies can use these systems to achieve their productivity potential. CPS (Cyber-Physiscal Systems) are systems which link the real world with the virtual one. They control and monitor processes by means of sensors and actuators, linking them with each other via the internet. In the vision of a fully realized “Industrie 4.0”, for example, orders will, via CPS, independently steer themselves through complete value-added chains, ordering materials and processing machinery, as well as organizing their delivery to the customers.

Christian Krätzig, Managing Director of H&T Presspart Marsberg comments: “Industrie 4.0 technologies can only be successful if employees are actively involved in their implementation.“ MyCPS focuses on this aspect.

H&T Presspart Marsberg will implement an interactive, decentralized and mobile solution to record, classify, assign, report, as well as analyze and eliminate faults in the production process. The focus will be on creating an intuitive user guide suitable for industrial use, as well as on interaction with employees. With the help of such interactive fault management, hand-written documentation of fault data and manual commissioning of maintenance work and measures to rectify faults will soon belong to the past.

H&T Presspart Marsberg belongs to the H&T Presspart Division of the Heitkamp & Thumann Group with its head office in Marsberg in the Sauerland region. With three European business locations, H&T Presspart is specialised in the manufacture of high-precision metal and plastic components for the pharmaceutical industry. The family-owned Heitkamp & Thumann Group comprises more than 20 medium-sized companies in 10 different countries with around 2000 employees, organized in two divisions and five independent business units.

“Industrie 4.0" or the fourth industrial revolution is the German vision for the future of manufacturing and stands for the current trend of digital automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies.

The research and development project for the implementation of people-centred Cyber-Physical Systems (MyCPS) is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the funding programme “Industrie 4.0 – Research on the factory shop floor“ and supervised by the project agency Karlsruhe (PTKA). Responsibility for the contents of this publication rests with the author.