A+W SmartFactory

On the path to Industry 4

Thanks to the top-level production system A+W SmartFactory, the glass flow is optimized by coordinating the process flows fully automatically.

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A+W SmartFactory

Coordinate process flows fully automatically


A+W SmartFactory is a completly newly developed, scalable production system which, as a top-level production system, coordinates process flows completely automatically for an optimized glass flow. It enables all coupled machines and software modules to be responsively coordinated with the production data provided. Machines communicate constantly with the system via so-called A+W SmartFactory clients; this allows the control of machine status and machine capacity. Planning is done in real time and can be adjusted at any time in the future, so it's almost always possible to make on-time deliveries. The intelligence required for this lies only in the software, which is used to control communication both between machines and between machines and human beings.

If there are no possibilities for direct machine communication, A+W SmartFactory clients function as imitation machines that can determine status and capacity per machine thanks to the integrated plant data collection.

A+W SmartFactory is therefore helping smaller companies to grow and is driving automation forward in large operations.

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Functionalities and Benefits

  • Scalable deployment, which helps the smaller operations to become large and the large operations to automate further
  • One infrastructure for automation and non-automation systems
  • Planning is done in real time
  • Multi-level production with backward planning is continuously controlled by intelligent software – without paper, lists, and long routes to travel
  • Faster throughput times
  • On-time delivery

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