26 Sep The future is "Plug & Produce"
Greater customization of the product requires the creation of smaller lots and even more frequent re-equipment on the production line. The modules inside a machine or system are not the only elements subject to modification, even the programming of the control system, the integration of the interface, the diagnostics and the start-up, constitute the necessary steps for production starts. This implies a considerable waste of time and resources, both for the end user and for the manufacturer, who will have to provide new investments to integrate application modules from different suppliers that use different data formats into their system. The "plug & produce" allows therefore to enable the connected device reconfiguring it in the best way in order that it interacts with all the productive components in order to make it cooperate with other devices. This translates into production that can be adapted more quickly to market changes and customer needs. Advantages in the wider choice of modules to be used to build your own line and easier re-use of machine modules when production needs change radically.