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Doors open at the mini factory in Hall 7

On-site production at CeBIT 2017! The Bundesdruckerei is running a mini booklet-printing factory to demonstrate secure interaction between Industry 4.0 processes.

13 Mar. 2017
Bundesdruckerei MiniFab

As anyone in today's world of business should be well aware, Industry 4.0 calls for robust IT security that optimizes protection for networked production components, control systems and remote maintenance applications. According to a study by the Bundesdruckerei (Germany’s state-owned print shop), most companies see IT security as more important than rushing into digital transformation. In fact, the study shows that 74 percent are unwilling to push ahead with digitalization at the expense of IT security. This year, the Bundesdruckerei is exhibiting a working mini factory in Hall 7 at CeBIT that demonstrates perfectly how digitalization and strong IT security can be driven forward together.

Complete with robots, conveyor belts, suction systems, rolls and milling machines, the ID MiniFab is fully equipped to produce a CeBIT booklet right on the spot. It cuts the pages to size, integrates a plastic card, attaches a tab and binds everything together to produce each individual document. All the process components are networked together and can thus communicate with each other independently. As visitors to this busy production line can witness first-hand, the ID MiniFab applies Industry 4.0 advances to official document production with aplomb. It enables fully automated production of all passport variants in mixed mode without the need for any retrofitting or downtime. ID3 documents can be created in outstanding quality on demand - on the perfect batch-size-1 production line.