Institut für Produktdesign, Entwicklung und Konstruktion IPEK

Industrie 4.0

The focus in the area of Industry 4.0 can be summarized:

  • Digitalization Strategy for the manufacturing company (
  • Data Management in a Smart Factory
  • Fact base decision making through discrete Simulation
  • Rapid Prototyping Approach for fast results
Bild: Roland Siegenthaler,

Digitalization on the shop floor works only through a close corporation between different disciplines. We are able to provide an integrated approach from data management, process management, ERP Interfaces, robotics up to integrating different manufacturing technologies. The department of production management is active in research projects in the area of “Smart Factories”. A key focus in these research projects is centered around learning from data to optimize the shop floor processes.