WIN! On the subject of automation toolbox: you have announced that there will be further expansion here. How far have you got with this project?
Matthesius: It is our intention to drive the digital transformation forward, independently of the platform. It won’t be possible to master the Internet of Things without powerful automation technology. And that is why we have developed u-mation, an open, individually scalable automation toolbox. Our automation family is being developed step-by-step and is being continually expanded. Our innovative IoT controller for classical control tasks, u-control, has been added to the existing remote I/O system, u-remote.
WIN! And what differentiates u-mation from other systems?
Matthesius: We are not just offering another automation solution. From day one, we have made our automation toolbox able to work with Industry 4.0. The connection to Cloud systems is just as much an integral part as the possibilities of real-time communication and data analysis, all the way from the data gathering sensor to the Cloud. This is an important USP of our solution. With u-mation, we are offering a comprehensive toolbox for Industry 4.0 that can easily be adapted for different applications. This makes it possible for engineering companies for example, to master and to implement advanced technologies quickly and safely. The top and bottom of it is that the machines have to work – nothing more and nothing less.