Institut für Produktdesign, Entwicklung und Konstruktion IPEK

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0

The focus in the area of Industry 4.0 can be summarized:

  • Digitalization Strategy for the manufacturing company:
  • Data Management in a Smart Factory
  • Fact base decision making through discrete Simulation
  • Rapid Prototyping Approach for fast results

Digitalization on the shop floor works only through a close corporation between different disciplines. We are able to provide an integrated approach from data management, process management, ERP Interfaces, robotics up to integrating different manufacturing technologies. The department of production management is active in research projects in the area of “Smart Factories”. A key focus in these research projects is centered around learning from data to optimize the shop floor processes.

Smart Facotry @ TechPark

Our scientific institutions feature a wide range of machinery. Machines for platic prossecing, robotics, optical apparatus and user interfaces have been networked to a smart factory in the newly established TechPark by students and scientists of the OST - Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences.