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Case Study: A catalyst for smart manufacturing with Germany’s SmartFactory

Detlef Zühlke; Dominic Gorecky
Control Design for Machine Builders, 5/2016.


Digitization is without question the major driving force that is turning our world inside out. The spaces around us are increasingly pervaded by smart and connected systems. What started with the Internet of people will end in an Internet of everything. The phenomenon known as the Internet of Things (IoT) will affect settings of all kinds—homes, cities, traffic, logistics, retail and medicine. And it will not stop at our factory gates.