The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance provides a network – for developing and scaling products and services that leverage the Industrial Internet of Things. The alliance was founded in April 2019 at Hannover Messe. Founding members include Beckhoff, Endress+Hauser, Hilscher, Ifm, Kuka, Multivac and SAP. The 95+ members include companies such as Siemens, Microsoft and Fujitsu.
The goal is to develop manufacturer-independent Industry 4.0 solutions and services for manufacturing plants and automated warehouses. Use cases are developed and implemented based on the reference architecture.
“There are two key factors of success when it comes to converting production to Industrie 4.0. First, ensuring a complete independence determines whether factories are adaptable and flexible to changing needs and rapidly evolving technologies. Second, collaboration – internal and external – is the key driver of innovation. With the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, we have found the right ecosystem to strengthen independence and collaboration in the industry” – Peter Sorowka, CEO of Cybus
Cybus Connectware enables digital transformation in production through a unified data infrastructure. The technology-neutral layer of the software networks production with IT – regardless of application or system. The Industrial IoT software complies with the reference architecture model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI4.0) and fulfills the IIoT security standards according to DIN SPEC 27070 of the IDSA. With a special focus on independence, users of the locally installed software gain full data sovereignty over their production and plant data. With the standardized interface between production and IT, users remain independent of manufacturer and technology in the long term.
With the leading Factory Data Hub Connectware you are set up for both: your first steps of digitalization up to a holistic Smart Factory transformation at scale. In addition to full shop floor connectivity, Connectware also creates a scalable data infrastructure for your digital projects – highly available and secure.