SmartFactoryKL: Welcome to the future of industrial production!

How our partner PILZ sees Industrie 4.0

Profil SmartFactory KL Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Detlef Zühlke


SmartFactoryKL is preparing the ground for the intelligent factory of the future. As a leading center of expertise and manufacturer-independent demonstration and research platform, we develop innovative factory systems where the vision of Industrie 4.0 becomes reality today. Together with renowned partners from the fields of industry and research we work on new concepts, standards and solutions that form the basis for highly flexible automation technology. Thanks to this collaboration, SmartFactoryKL has already developed the world's first manufacturer-independent Industrie 4.0 plant.

Fertigungsanlage SmartFactory
Modular system structure for a flexible configuration of the production cells
Plug&Produce for a quick reconfiguration during the production process
Uniform standards for a manufacturer-independent compatibility
Digital linking of all players from the modules to the logistic up to the IT Systems
Support of the employees, e.g. during the production and the plant operation
Variable degree of automation for an optimal assignment of workers and machine


SmartFactoryKL is a network of strong partners

The realization of Industrie 4.0 demands ideas, the eagerness to experiment and collaboration. Numerous renowned companies and institutions have recognized this and support us as members. Together in a strong network, we gather important experience, develop practical solutions – and play a key role in shaping the future of the intelligent factory.

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