DIEFFENBACHER’s smart software platform named an outstanding digitalization solution for the forming industries
On November 22, at the STARTUP THE FUTURE event in Stuttgart, DIEFFENBACHER received the “Allianz Industry 4.0 Award 2023” in the “Winner” category for its AI-supported digitalisation solution EVORIS. The award honours innovative, powerful and market-relevant solutions in the field of digitalisation.
Manufacturers in the forming industries use EVORIS software to intelligently digitalise, monitor, analyse and optimise their production. “EVORIS initially helps our customers digitalise their production across plants and independent of make and manufacturer,” explains Jürgen Woll, Vice President of Automation at DIEFFENBACHER. “Process and component data can be collected plant-wide and stored in a central location. This provides manufacturers the basis for a deep dive into production processes that wasn’t previously possible.”
Collected data is processed in various EVORIS apps. Each app has its own functions, but combining their results provides manufacturers with a comprehensive analysis. “Individual apps help detect anomalies in the production process, visualize data analysis and access demand-oriented reporting. Soon we’ll have an app for monitoring and optimizing thermal and electrical energy consumption,” Woll states.
The AI used by EVORIS apps is continuously optimized by self-learning machine-learning algorithms. Artificial intelligence enables ever more precise analyses and predictions in production. For example, producers benefit from the EVORIS Quality Prediction app, which continuously predicts quality parameters for ongoing production in real-time. “This helps manufacturers act immediately instead of having to wait for laboratory results,” Woll states.
“The information that operators receive from the EVORIS apps allows them to make precise adjustments that lead to more efficient production. Now, plant operators have a powerful tool for more cost-efficient and sustainable production,” Woll continues.
DIEFFENBACHER collaborates with its customers to develop new and improved EVORIS apps. The company also incorporates the latest findings from its own AI research and development along with the expertise of research institutes such as Fraunhofer IOSB and the KIT wbk Institute of Production Science. The multidisciplinary nature of the EVORIS team accelerates software development, moving DIEFFENBACHER ever closer to its goal of a self-optimising production plant.
The assessment of the expert jury of the Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg further validates EVORIS as an outstanding digitalisation solution for the forming industries, says DIEFFENBACHER CEO Christian Dieffenbacher. “We are delighted with the jury’s recognition and the award for our EVORIS solution. The award acknowledges our team’s great work and signals the value that EVORIS has for our customers and in shaping the digital future of the state of Baden-Württemberg,” he concludes.