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Deeply Networked

Manufacturing-X is destined to change the industry and make it fit for the future. Phoenix Contact in Bad Pyrmont shows how it is digitalizing its processes, shaping the transformation and building new business models on this basis.


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Becoming more resilient
One crisis after another, technological disruptions and Manufacturing-X require more open entrepreneurial mindsets. According to Dirk Vielsäcker, Vice President in the Siemens Motion Control Business Unit, resilience is becoming a strategic task.
More than just data exchange: experts break it down
Manufacturing-X goes far beyond the exchange of data between companies. This future-oriented project can only be implemented with the efforts of all VDMA organizations. Experts break down Manufacturing-X.
Being stronger together
We are working with politics and business to create joint data spaces. Manufacturing-X is one of them. We can use it to network products and processes.
Brazil: The race to catch up
Brazil's image abroad is often overshadowed by bad news. But for companies in the industrial sector, it is worth taking a look behind the scenes. The government wants to increase the country's competitiveness with billions of euros.
Strong presence
How can mobile robots from different manufacturers be integrated into a common control system? This is one of the fundamental questions that Susanne Junghans deals with at idealworks GmbH in Munich.
Juggling with inflation
Hyperinflation in countries such as Turkey and Egypt is hitting employees particularly hard. Timely and appropriate salary adjustments are becoming an arithmetic trick. Products are now traded in euros.
Short paths lead to the goal
At the Munk Group, the machine processes determine the layout of the buildings. In the new production and sawing center, the advantages of this become clear. The concept is based on a thoroughly thought-out master plan.

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