• The smart factory becomes reality


The smart factory becomes reality through the creation and digitalisation of a completely automated manufacturing cell. It consists of two machining centres and four loading stations, connected by a Kuka robot, so that they can be loaded quickly and efficiently. The cell is completely self-contained and fully automated.

All productive elements of the system architecture - from open-edge components on the shop floor level to an open cloud platform - are included. Following the brownfield approach, the environment is set up on the already existing infrastructure and its processes are optimised.

Four partners are involved in the project-related ecosystem: KUKA acts as the customer and provides the internal IT infrastructure and the operational technology (OT). SAP contributes a solution for Asset Intelligence Network (AIN). The specialist for plug & play machine digitalisation 3d Signals is responsible for dashboarding and retrofitting. And finally, Fujitsu, as project manager with years of experience and expertise, ensures a continuous end-to-end system integration of all components.

More information about the use case can be found here (in German): https://blog.de.fujitsu.com/connected-services/die-smart-factory-wird-realitaet/

Customer values/problems solved

  • Holistic view of the production unit’s performance, so improvements can be made at any time
  • Early detection and avoidance of unplanned machine downtime
  • Higher productivity and significant cost savings


  • Robotics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Edge Computing


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