If the 40 or so members of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance (www.openindustry4.com) have their way, then in future at least 80 percent of the machines in a Smart Factory should speak the same language. The members of the Alliance are committed to an open ecosystem and to ensuring interoperability between systems. The aim is to ensure that the solutions of the members can communicate directly with each other.
MPDV has been a member of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance since the beginning of the year. "We are pleased to be a part of this cooperation and to contribute our expertise to the work of the Alliance. Together, we can continue to successfully promote Industry 4.0 and shop floor networking in the production halls," says Nathalie Kletti, Vice President Enterprise Development at MPDV.
New Added Values
MPDV, the market leader for IT solutions in manufacturing, offers an open platform in their portfolio with the Manufacturing Integration Platform (MIP). MIP is a link between shop floors, production IT applications and associated systems such as the ERP. The MIP serves as a central hub and replicates all processes in production. "Thanks to our membership in the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, we ensure that our solutions can communicate directly with the systems of other providers. In this way, we achieve a whole new level of interoperability and create real added value for our customers. After all, processes can be optimized by standardizing interfaces," says Thorsten Strebel, Vice President Products at MPDV.
MPDV Mikrolab GmbH
MPDV, headquartered in Mosbach/Germany, is the market leader for IT solutions in the manufacturing sector. With more than 40 years of project experience in the manufacturing environment, MPDV has extensive expertise and supports companies of all sizes on their way to the Smart Factory. Products such as MPDV's Manufacturing Execution System (MES) HYDRA or the Manufacturing Integration Platform (MIP) enable manufacturing companies to streamline their production processes and stay one step ahead of the competition. The systems can be used to collect and evaluate production-related data along the entire value chain in real time. If the production process is delayed, employees detect it immediately and can initiate targeted measures. More than 800,000 people in over 1,250 manufacturing companies worldwide use MPDV's innovative software solutions every day. This includes well-known companies from all sectors. The MPDV group employs around 480 people at 13 locations in Germany, China, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, and the USA. Further information: www.mpdv.com.