Press release - February 28,  2023

CONTACT Software at the Hannover Messe 2023

At the world's largest industrial trade fair, CONTACT Software is making the benefits of digitization tangible with its low-code platform Elements: through an electric formula racing car, its digital twin, and a racetrack simulation.

The industry can better address supply bottlenecks, rising costs, climate change, and other risks through digitization and align its business models in a resilient manner. Under the motto "Where PLM meets IoT", CONTACT Software will demonstrate from April 17-21 in Hanover how the product lifecycle can be made more sustainable from an economic and ecological perspective with end-to-end PLM and IoT applications.

"Eyecatcher" in hall 17/booth H20 is an electrically powered racing car from Bremergy, which CONTACT and the Formula Student Electric Team of the University of Bremen have converted into a driving simulator. The bolide is networked via the CONTACT Elements platform. One monitor shows its product structure in PLM, while the IoT dashboard on the second monitor visualizes the analysis of its operating data.

"Our fair guests can take a few laps around the virtual course and see, for example, how their driving behavior affects power consumption," says Dr. Andreas Müller, CONTACT's head of marketing. "We will also demonstrate the seamless interaction of our PLM and IoT products on a technical modification to illustrate the benefits of closed-loop engineering."

At CONTACT's various demo stations, visitors can get information about suitable solutions for their company. CONTACT Elements offers over 50  software modules based on industry standards, that are flexible to combine. They can be used throughout any system landscape on-premises or in the cloud: for collaborative product development, agile project management, digital production control in real-time, simulation data management, data-driven services, and more.

At the center of many IoT use cases is the Digital Twin. To harness its full potential as a key technology for Industry 4.0, CONTACT Research is working on further developing the Asset Administration Shell (AAS). At the OWL joint stand D27 in hall 7, the software provider will present the first AAS applications realized with partners from mechanical engineering and automation technology.

"In every industrial sector, digitization and sustainability are topics on the agenda," says Dr. Müller. "In Hanover, we want to show how companies can address the associated challenges and at the same time use them as a great opportunity for future-proof business models." Interested parties will obtain a free fair ticket on CONTACT's website and can also arrange demo appointments there.

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