Control and automation technology are key technologies for the future competitiveness of the German manufacturing industry in the coming years. However, this is precisely their problem: automation technology is not directly visible, but a "hidden technology". All in all, relevant studies of automation technology predict strong growth in the coming years. Automation stands for functioning system solutions at all levels of industrial production and control with the vision of continuous management of data and information. The main focus of the work in this technology field is: real-time IT for complex production processes.
With its bundled range of services for the complete automation pyramid, the Fraunhofer ICT Group offers forward-looking solutions for manufacturing companies in the manufacturing and process industries, for system integrators and automation providers.