I4.0 retrofit for recording machine data
Data and the networking of machines and plants are the foundation for digitalization and I4.0 via the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). It is not always necessary to invest in new machines. It is cheaper to digitally convert existing machines with retrofit solutions. Existing machines and plants are equipped with modern sensor systems and communication technology for this purpose. This enables the recording and analysis of production data as well as networking and communication between plants and higher-level systems, such as an MES or ERP system or a cloud. This creates the foundation for production in the spirit of I4.0. Retrofit solutions are therefore the ideal stepping stone for the step-by-step digitalization of production and conversion to I4.0.