SICK AG is an original partner of AXOOM, an IT service provider founded by the laser and machine tool manufacturer TRUMPF. AXOOM offers a digital business platform for manufacturing companies that are steadily paving the way toward industry 4.0. Logistics processes are at the heart of this cooperation.
As a leading provider of intelligent sensor technology with many years of experience in engineering and logistics environments, SICK AG is lending its support to AXOOM from the get-go. SICK sensor technology provides the data which allows AXOOM users to present their business processes clearly and make better decisions at every stage of the value-added chain based on intelligent information. To this end, AXOOM and SICK are working together on developing the ideal ways to integrate SICK sensors into the digital platform.
Bernhard Müller, Management Board Industry 4.0 at SICK AG, explains: “The added value of industry 4.0 is only afforded by solid and reliable information. Together with AXOOM, we are integrating this intelligent sensor information seamlessly and directly at company control level. And when you look at it like that, it’s fair to say that sensor intelligence enables industry 4.0.”
Florian Weigmann, CEO at AXOOM, goes on to add: “AXOOM is easy to operate, capable of connecting all machine manufacturers, and offers scope for expansion on a modular basis. It also comes with extra added value in the form of partner solutions. This is exactly why we’re delighted to have SICK AG as a partner to work with us on our journey toward industry 4.0.”
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AXOOM GmbH, headquartered in the technology region of Karlsruhe, was founded in 2015 as a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group. The company employs around 100 people who see themselves as passionate shapers of the Industrial Internet of Things. With the AXOOM platform, they are developing an open operating system for the industry, which pools data from machines and provides apps for the optimal operation of these machines and the entire value chain. For the benefit of the AXOOM ecosystem: Thanks to AXOOM technology, machine builders can offer smart machines and develop digital business models. Manufacturing companies are experiencing new dimensions of transparency and productivity. App and distribution partners benefit from the marketplace potential of the platform. The experts at AXOOM with their software and mechanical engineering know-how support this ecosystem: They quickly link every machine to the platform, develop individual strategies for digital transformation and thus make AXOOM the initiator and partner of integrated Industry 4.0 solutions.