|Supplier Slogan||New Automation Technology.||Listen. Think. Solve.|
|HQ Location||United States||Germany||United States||Switzerland||Germany|
|Stock Ticker||NYSE: ROK|
|Employees||201 - 1,000||1,001 - 10,000||10,001 - 50,000||10,001 - 50,000||201 - 1,000|
|Website||Open website||Open website||Open website||Open website||Open website|
Alpha Wire designs and manufactures wire, cable, tubing, and accessories for a broad range of applications and markets. With 9 product families encompassing more than 24,000 standard products available worldwide, Alpha is dedicated to providing the right product for every application. Alpha Wire combines the highest quality product with legendary customer service and a large breadth of product choices.
Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology. Products that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system are available for all industries.
Rockwell is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. Rockwell operates in two segments: Architecture & Software, which deals in hardware, software and communication components of the organization, and Controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities.
Liebherr Group today is a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, but also supplies innovative user-oriented products and services in many other fields.
The flexible modular mechatronic system from WEISS offers every user the ideal tools for the perfect automation solution: rotary tables, linear assembly systems, handling units. All matched to one another and preconfigured. For fast and easy integration into your systems.
The purpose of Industry 4.0 is to make manufacturing more flexible, efficient and sustainable through communication and intelligence, thus increasing the competitiveness of German industry. One major component of this approach is control technology, which is still far from reaching its full potential. Improved communication methodologies and the rising convergence of information and automation technologies will deliver significant progress – something Beckhoff has always focused on with its PC-based control technology and fieldbus communication. Beckhoff provides the foundational technologies and tools needed today to implement Industrie 4.0 concepts and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, all via PC-based control. TwinCAT engineering and control software packages are available for the creation of applications such as Big Data, pattern recognition as well as condition or power monitoring, in addition to traditional control tasks – which can sustainably increase production and engineering efficiency as a result.
Smart Connected Operations is a future looking vision that describes what the factory or production line of the future will look like. It will involve Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled MOM applications integrated with IIoT enabled assets and IIoT enabled business systems. It is an elemental part of creating the Smart Connected Enterprise and is often where companies have breaks in the strands of the digital thread. In moving towards this vision, both solution providers and manufacturing organizations are going to have to up the game when it comes to investing in IIoT. These investments will include the creation of new organizations that bring together IT, OT, and business leaders, new technologies that enable connectivity, cloud, big data analytics, and the development of new applications, along with the foresight to see that small pilot projects today could transform entire industries tomorrow.
Liebherr creates innovative IoT solutions that are extendable and plug-and-play. Liebherr has developed the fleet management platform LiDAT for their construction machines. Due to customer demand, these platforms are often extended to include competitors’ products but with limited data coverage and functionality. For the household appliance industry, Liebherr has a novel refrigeration solution: a plug-and-play device that turns almost any of the company's fridges into a smart fridge. What's especially brilliant about the SmartDevice is not so much its capabilities, but Liebherr's overall approach to smart home technology. Unlike smart home setups that force users to buy pricey hardware that can't be upgraded and may not even be necessary, SmartDevice gives consumers the option of choosing nearly any Liebherr fridge and adding connectivity only if and when they feel comfortable doing so.
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|Technologies||Automation & Control||ActuatorsAutomation & ControlProcessors & Edge Intelligence||Automation & ControlSensorsAnalytics & ModelingNetworks & ConnectivityProcessors & Edge Intelligence||Automation & Control||Automation & Control|
|Industries||AutomotiveConstruction & InfrastructureMarine & ShippingPackagingRecycling & Waste ManagementRenewable Energy||AerospaceAgricultureConstruction & InfrastructureElectronicsEquipment & MachineryMarine & ShippingMiningSpecialty Vehicles||AutomotivePharmaceuticals|
|Use Cases||Building Automation & ControlPicking, Sorting & Positioning||Machine Condition Monitoring||Material Handling Automation|
|Functions||Logistics & TransportationWarehouse & Inventory Management|
|Services||Hardware Design & Engineering Services||Training|
|Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)||None||None||None||None||None|
|Platform as a Service (PaaS)||None||None||None||None||None|
|Application Infrastructure & Middleware||None||None||None||None||None|
|Analytics & Modeling||None||None||Minor||None||None|
|Cybersecurity & Privacy||None||None||None||None||None|
|Networks & Connectivity||None||None||Moderate||None||None|
|Processors & Edge Intelligence||None||Minor||Minor||None||None|
|Automation & Control||Minor||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate||Minor|