As the digital revolution takes hold, many companies are increasingly turning to mobile solutions, opting for flexibility in order to boost productivity, cut costs, and also open up completely new areas of business. Based in Braunschweig, c4c Engineering GmbH specializes in mobile solutions of precisely this kind and has established itself as an important partner for technologically sophisticated projects. With more than eighty highly skilled engineers and IT technicians at its sites in Braunschweig, Wolfsburg and Munich, the company collaborates with customers including Volkswagen, Phoenix Contact and Wabco, as well as a number of SMEs, public institutions and universities. Projects range from communication with sensors and complex backend systems right through to secure data transfer and visualization. For CeBIT 2016, the company is focusing on energy transparency, with a model factory on show that demonstrates how sensors can be used to monitor the energy consumption of individual system components or production processes, and to display the results on mobile devices.
The model factory that has been developed consists of a fully functioning, modular production process chain with autonomous logistics units and its own technical building service. Workpieces make their way through the different sections of the factory fully automatically, simulating the production flow within a state-of-the-art plant. Special sensors are used to monitor the energy flows and display them on mobile devices in real time. What’s more, visitors with smartphones and tablets can delve even further into the topic of transparency by using a software solution specially developed by c4c Engineering to interact with the factory and its machines and systems, and by analyzing and exploring them with the help of apps.
c4c Engineering GmbH (38114 Braunschweig, Germany), Hall 6, Stand A18