Industrial Solutions tailored to fit your production line
What our industrial solutions can do for you: Serving as your holistic partner, we develop and integrate end-to-end solutions for tomorrow’s factory and execute Industry 4.0 projects.
Tailored solutions for providers and users
Our custom manufacturing solutions cover every aspect of the smart factory from production scheduling to test benches and connectivity. Our holistic portfolio caters to both solution providers and solution users.
Your end-to-end development partner for smart factory solutions
The factory of the future will consist of many solutions from diverse domains. Industrial production always involves machines and systems. This is why cyber-physical systems are sure to play an increasingly important role in the future. Tomorrow’s factory will not be bereft of people.
However, many solutions will facilitate tasks that prove tedious, strenuous, or dangerous for industrial workers. This is where software solutions will play a pivotal part. Software connects the machinery; software turns a shop floor into a highly efficient factory.
ITK has a firm grasp of E2E system development methods and deep insight into the manufacturing domain. Count on us to combine and make the most of both to help you develop cyber-physical and pure software solutions for tomorrow’s factory.
Our support for you development objectives covers every use case for embedded systems, cloud solutions, mechatronic systems, and software applications. We draw on a wealth of systems engineering methods ranging from architecture (SW/Sys), requirements engineering, and DevOps to functional safety, cyber security, and verification & validation.
Our specialists can help you develop a manufacturing solution selectively, at designated points, or deliver an end-to-end solution. If you wish to integrate your solution into customers’ plants, we can tailor it to fit. On demand, we can also deliver the golden puzzle piece.
Production data strategy: Tapping the potential of data
Production data provides a wellspring of knowledge that enables you to make informed decisions, develop new business models, put I4.0 use cases into practice, optimize processes, and minimize risks. Go ahead, open the door to enduring success with the right data strategy and data processing architecture.
Our procedural model: from your vision to the appropriate data strategy
Joining forces with you, we identify actionable areas for further systematic development, to be pursued as you see fit. These insights and the larger vision serve as our roadmap when we set out to develop use cases. Of course, we also factor the given circumstances and technical feasibility into the equation. Our approach is open to all kinds of technologies. And we can also benefit your business by bringing our skills in industrial data analytics or deep learning to bear.
Quality 4.0 – data analysis to boost manufacturing quality
Pull up faults at the roots rather than constantly having to fuss with symptoms: Let us dovetail your manufacturing data with inspection data to effectively pinpoint the causes of dysfunctions. This gives you a transparent view of how quality inspections and upstream process steps interact and the opportunity to reduce the amount of defects and rejects. Take advantage of our advanced, data-based root cause analytics and extensive experience in setting up efficient data pipelines to boost your manufacturing quality and efficiency, while lightening the workload on the shop floor. We can provide the following solutions across the data value chain: See infographic on the left.
Retrofitting: Gearing machines up for digitalization
Machines and systems have to be connected to put Industry 4.0 use cases into practice. And the existing data sourced from these machines and new data gathered by added sensors has to be put to productive use. This is all about smart data rather than big data, which means collecting the right data to contain implementation costs. We can help you connect your legacy machines and advise you on choosing the right technology when you go to buy new equipment.
Agile services for greater flexibility
Short production cycles, individual customer requirements, a high number of variants, unexpected supply bottlenecks: nowadays, responsiveness and adaptability are important parameters of efficient production. Agile methods can help you implement changes in the production program quickly and with as little loss as possible. With our methodological knowledge and our many years of experience, we can support you in this.
Agile transformation We accompany you and your team step by step to develop and introduce the right agile approach for your project. We take a holistic view of agility, including the aspects of organizational structure, corporate culture, processes, and technology, in order to develop a framework together with you tailored to your needs.
Agile services Our experts support you in ongoing agile projects and processes in key roles such as Scrum Master or Agile Coach and are also experienced in scaled agile frameworks such as SAFe, Nexus or LeSS.
Agile coaching We guide your teams and managers to foster the prerequisites for agile working among your employees. Whether coaching, training on the job or workshops for relevant stakeholders – we tailor the formats to your situation and needs in order to convey agile fundamentals and values as precisely as possible.
We map your entire value chain to digital twins, help you pinpoint bottlenecks, and optimize the design of your processes throughout the factory. Drawing on the results of our simulation, we will work with you to develop solutions that boost productivity.
Turnkey component test benches, steering test benches, test systems to enable 24-hour operation: We design eyery type of test bench to reduce your maintenance costs, facilitate traceability in the event of quality issues, and enable efficient rendering of many different variants.
It takes quite a bit of manual effort to operate factories’ heterogeneous IT landscapes, many of which have evolved over time. Making the most of agile methods and tailoring solutions to fit, we apply our harmonization strategy to optimize a variety of use cases for you.
ITK Transparency Toolkit in action at Bosch Rexroth
Data availability is a key prerequisite for implementing Industry 4.0 use cases. The right data can be sourced from legacy IT systems (ERP, MES) as well as from up-and-running machines. Focusing on smart data rather than big data, Bosch Rexroth’s Lohr plant uses the Transparency Toolkit to capture this data and determine OEE – accurately and in an economically efficient way.
Successful refactoring of critical manufacturing systems
Manufacturing execution systems (MES) are key building blocks of digitalized production. Unfortunately, many of today’s systems are outdated. Their outmoded technology prevents manufacturers from tapping the potential of Industry 4.0 use cases. Read on to learn more about putting a future-proof MES into practice.
Join us for a guided tour of a Bosch plant to experience Industry 4.0 up close. Our 4.0 experts will take you through the plant, sharing exclusive insights into this real-world implementation of Industry 4.0. Talk to other companies and our experts about the path to digitalization. We will be delighted to share our experiences with you, pointing out the successes achieved and obstacles encountered along the way. And most importantly, we will show you how to successfully digitalize your manufacturing and logistics.
Optimizing production lines Tailored to fit. Secure. Connected.
Digitalization and connectivity are essential to maximizing productivity. Our experts know how to make the most of legacy data and analyze new data to markedly improve the manufacturing chain. As your go-to engineering partner for bespoke manufacturing solutions, we can help you transform your production line into a smart factory that benefits your business.