Press release - 25 March 2019

CONTACT Software becomes partner of Smart Electronic Factory


CONTACT Software is a new partner of the Smart Electronic Factory initiative. In this network, renowned companies and research institutes develop solutions for Industry 4.0 and test them in a real electronics factory.


The SEF Smart Electronic Factory initiative develops sample solutions for Industry 4.0. The members of the non-profit association design new applications for intelligently networked production and validate them under real conditions. The practical tests are running in the electronics factory of Limtronik GmbH and at Lenze SE.

CONTACT Software is now contributing its expertise in digital twin, industrial analytics and product lifecycle management (PLM). "The Smart Electronic Factory offers ideal conditions for closed-loop engineering," says Ian Altmann, project engineer in CONTACT's Engineering Transformation Team. "Because smart systems generate a lot of data that enables concrete conclusions to product improvements."

With the Smart Electronic Factory, AWS, Dürr, Limtronik, Lenze, Bosch Rexroth and many other partners have built up a networked machine park in which standards and solutions for Industry 4.0 are created. CONTACT Software will use this environment to enable a continuous innovation process based on its Elements platform. The Digital Twin Dashboard is the pivotal point for users. It combines all data of a plant or machine and is the starting point for performance and product improvements through visual analysis of the relevant operating parameters.

Interested companies can inform themselves about SEF in the test factories or at the Hannover Messe 2019 (hall 7, booth D26) and be supported by the SEF’s members in their own digitization projects.


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