German chancellor learns about Industrie 4.0 products at Hannover Messe
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Prime Minister of Poland, Beata Szydlo, visited the Kaeser booth at Hannover Messe and learned about how compressed air technologies utilize Industrie 4.0.
As part of her tour marking the opening of 2017 Hannover Messe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo paid a visit to Kaeser's trade show booth to learn about the Coburg-based compressed air system provider and the Industrie 4.0 products on display.
In her speech opening this year's Hannover Messe on Sunday, Merkel had expressed concern that although there are currently many concepts related to Industrie 4.0, at this point relatively few concrete products and services are actually available. Chairman of the board Thomas Kaeser explained that Kaeser, a compressed air system provider, does offer Industrie 4.0 products and services.
The Kaeser Board presented the Chancellor with a model of a compressor and explained to the two top-level politicians how they use Industrie 4.0 with their smart air concept, which encompasses networked compressors with "digital twins" in the form of intelligent controllers, real-time data transfer and monitoring. All of these recent developments enable Kaeser to track the "health status" of a compressed air system at all times, which means the company can initiate predictive maintenance before a problem occurs. Moreover, digital system management ensures optimized compressed air costs and sufficient compressed air supply at all times.
- Edited from a Kaeser press release by CFE Media.
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