Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB

Links and Publications

General publications about Industrie 4.0 in newspapers or magazines

  • For German manufacturers of machinery and equipment, IT-based services around the machine are key to distinguishing themselves from the competition of the future (German article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
  • The fact that the levels of the well-known automation pyramid start to dissolve so they can no longer be clearly distinguished is described here (German article in the bulletin of the Association of German Engineers)
  • In Industrie 4.0, the issue of ‘security’ also gets a new priority. For a first report about this topic, please click here (German article in the bulletin of the Association of German Engineers)

Links to interesting project

  • IOSB is a partner of the Virtual Fort Knox project, which was sponsored by the German land of Baden-Württemberg
  • At the Industrie 4.0 implementation forum in Berlin, IOSB, together with the Institute of Production Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, presented their vision for  plug-and-work in the factory. The jointly developed demonstration illustrates the advantages a USB-like interface offers for production lines. For more information, please click here (German article in the bulletin of the Association of German Engineers)
  • German interview about the potetials that Industrie 4.0 opens up for young professionals
  • Industrie 4.0 – more than a technological trend? Dr. Thomas Usländer examines this question in a German article for the bulletin of the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Three questions for: Dr. Olaf Sauer (German). The speaker of the Automation Business Unit at Fraunhofer IOSB in an interview with the IT2Industry Blog about the issue of “Trends in shopfloor-related information technology – what will IT for the factory of the future look like?”
  • For the up-to-date web site about the Industrie 4.0 platform, including information from the Industrie 4.0 head office, please click here
  • BITKOM also has a specific (German) web site about Industrie 4.0, which you will find here.
  • You will find additional up-to-date information about the Industrie 4.0 program at our web log at http://www.klkblog.de