Germany – The two companies have announced that they are working together to integrate Sick sensors into a ‘digital platform’ for manufacturing companies which has been developed by Axoom, the IT service provider established by Trumpf. The partners say that logistics processes “are at the heart of this cooperation”.

Sick sensor technology will provide the data which will allow Axoom users to present their business processes clearly and to improve decision-making “at every stage of the value-added chain”, according to the two companies.

“The added value of industry 4.0 is only afforded by solid and reliable information,” commented Bernhard Müller, management board Industry 4.0, Sick. “Together with Axoom, we are integrating this intelligent sensor information seamlessly and directly at company-control level.” In his opinion, “it’s fair to say that sensor intelligence enables industry 4.0”.