Falling run sizes, short order workflows, a large number of orders in the system – these are all aspects of Industry 4.0 and mass customization. This will result in new customer requirements and new requirements call for new solutions. Processes must be networked, systems linked, the production status clear at all times, machines integrated in business solutions, etc.
Muller Martini’s Connex workflow solution is the answer to these new requirements. Connex modules connect production equipment with the main control systems via standard interfaces. “Just in time” evaluations and production feedback are only part of the solutions.
Muller Martini has been a member of the CIP4 consortium since it was founded and it played a key role in developing the JDF interface description for print finishing. We have used open standard JDF and JMF in our solutions since 2000. We now network not only all of our own production lines via our modules but the lines of Hunkeler and Kolbus as well.