As digitalization is changing society and the economy, manufacturers should observe the digitalization of Integrated Industry as part of this trend. Many data initially need to be digitized to be available in an electronic way. HARTING Canada knows that digitalization is an essential condition and driver in this field, as it ensures holistic networking of business processes. It can result in new servicing and maintenance strategies, cost-efficient and flexible production, and higher quality.
A key function in digitalization
With digitalization, the increasing complexity of production remains economically viable. The HARTING Technology Group is playing a role in shaping the evolution to Integrated Industry and acting as a driver and partner for the Industrial Internet of Things. The company demonstrates components and solutions for Integrated Industry in its own smart factory. The HARTING team knows how a smart factory works and what solutions are necessary in this field.
Fulfilling a key function in digitalization is the HARTING MICA – an edge device that is located precisely at the system boundary at which production information is generated. With the MICA, these data are digitized and transported with smart connectivity to the cloud, where they are used as valuable information for services like predictive maintenance and energy management.
HARTING has a lineup of connectors, components, and solutions that predestines the company to digitize industrial manufacturing, services, and maintenance functions. Powerful connections that can supply machine modules with data, signals, power, and the relevant information are requirement for a more versatile production process. Intelligent connectors that can integrate more electronics are the major components of this field. HARTING Han connectors are ideal for this application.
For example, the Han-Modular Mini Switch provides extra versatility, due to its fast replacement and expansion options. By adding switch functionality to a connector, the digitalization of production becomes even more versatile and modular.
As the industrial world keeps on evolving through digitalization, miniaturization, and Industry 4.0, HARTING and its local affiliates will continue to keep up and adapt. The way of the future is digital, and HARTING Canada already has a head start.
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