Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB

Business Unit Automation and Digitalization

Business Unit Automation and Digitalization


Fraunhofer IOSB’s research and development activities have always focused on topics relating to automation. Ranging from measurement and control technology and embedded systems to complex monitoring and control and MES systems, IOSB has designed, developed and delivered groundbreaking innovations for industrial use.


Monitoring and control systems as well as automation technology are key factors for the future competitiveness of Germany’s manufacturing industry. Owing to the enormous variations in the requirements by users such as automation suppliers, system integrators and manufacturing enterprises, there is no consistent overview of the automation market. 


We provide tailor-made solutions for customers at all levels of industrial information technology. Find out for yourself!


Monitoring systems for the chemical industry, Interoperability for Industrie 4.0 based on existing industry standards, Production control systems from a single source.

Industrie 4.0

In the following section, we have summarized our activities in the field of Industrie 4.0. Some of the links will lead you to web sites that describe current research and development projects.