Hannover Messe Preview 2016: Alternatives to line production

Production without rigid plans

Press Release / 27.1.2016

Everyone’s talking about “Industrie 4.0”, but opinions differ on how to set up highly flexible production that works as quickly – and as cheaply – as line production does. Fraunhofer researchers have found a solution: they organize production to operate without rigid plans and fixed chains, turning human coordination and decision-making skills into a key component of sequence control. Exactly how that works is what the researchers will be presenting at the Hannover Messe 2016 – the preview on January 27, 2016 provides the first glimpse of their achievement.