Today, public-sector companies see themselves as state-of-the-art service-providers that place their clients and their clients’ needs centre-stage. Single-mindedly pursuing the digitalization of their systems and utilizing the potential of cloud computing can enable them to fulfil their obligation to provide a reliable service and safeguard the availability of their service even more effectively.
When it comes to the automation of plant engineering and construction, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the ongoing introduction of the new 5G mobile telephony standard are opening up a new dimension. 5G is not only heralding a massive increase in data transfer speeds, it is also reducing response times and latency to around one millisecond. For example, continuous networking in real time makes it possible for plants and systems to be monitored twenty-four hours a day and for imminent faults to be identified immediately and rectified by initiating an intervention. “Predictive maintenance” is now becoming the maintenance watchword of the future.
Another cutting-edge issue for plant constructors and operators is the relocation of automation functions and data management into the cloud. Today, however, some industrial companies still view cloud computing in a somewhat sceptical way. It is, however, undisputed that cloud-based solutions help to reduce costs and to enhance process efficiency.
Bachofen is monitoring the latest automation and digitalization trends in plant engineering very closely and is engaged in an ongoing dialogue with the world’s leading manufacturers of smart components and sub-systems. This means that we are in an ideal position to advise you about the latest state of technical development – objectively and in a manner clearly oriented towards your specific needs and requirements.