Digitalized concrete product production 4.0

Hess Group, 57299 Burbach-Wahlbach, Germany

The industrial revolution developed in significant steps. At first, the focus was on controlling and automating processes, followed by systems for data collection, such as the Mannesmann-Kienzle recorders implemented at the plants. Like the speedometer of a truck, all the relevant information was recorded as a graphic on a small piece of paper. The Hess Group had already started to replace these electromechanical recorders for data collection with more modern software systems by the end of the 1990s. The Hess production statistics automatically collected all production times and finished output of the plant. The collected information could be transferred to superordinate systems via printout. This was the first step in the transition to Industry 3.0 in concrete block production.

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