Industry 4.0 refers to production methods of the future in general and the digitisation of industrial production in particular. It aims at establishing smart factories where workers and machines are assisted in their tasks by systems running in the background. For manufacturers, Industry 4.0 thus means in higher outputs, as all information is available in near real-time, allowing for completely new approaches in the control of production systems. To make this work, production systems must be able to generate reliable and contextual information from a wealth of data, and to make this information available to people, machines and IT services. Wolftechnik Filtersysteme GmbH & Co. KG is heavily involved in the development of networked technology and future-proof solutions for industrial production. With the support of Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Stuttgart, the filter system manufacturer has designed a new smart filter. At its core is a smart filter controller that collects and processes all relevant parameter data of the filter system‘s pressure vessels. In November 2018, a prototype of the smart filter controller passed all tests with flying colours and was subsequently integrated into a filter system. The smart filter demonstration unit with portable display is currently on display in the demonstration room at
Wolftechnik in Weil der Stadt. From 19 to 21 March 2019, it will be at the European Coatings Show (ECS) in Nuremberg at the Wolftechnik stand (hall 6 stand 433) for live demonstrations to the public.