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Since its foundation, inpro’s goal has been the development of production systems and technologies for the factory of the future. Thus, inpro operates as a joint ‘think tank’ for its partner companies, an approach unique in Germany to this date.”
Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. h.c. mult. Dr.-Ing. E.h. mult. Dr.-Ing. Günter Spur, first CEO of inpro and participant of the 3rd Berlin Economic Conference

„inpro gave the decisive impetus for the development of component-oriented simulation models for materials flow. inpro has laid the foundation for standards which are the basis for present simulation systems, and have undeniable relevance for the digital factory of the future.“

Prof. Bernd Noche, Managing SDZ SimulationsDienstleistungsZentrum GmbH, Professor of Transport Systems and Logistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen

„Thanks to its work and achievements in the field of laser technology, inpro can proudly claim to have significantly advanced the global implementation of high-power laser systems in automobile production. Based on delivered innovations and the need to implement them, several project team members established their own company and successfully went to market, for example, Photon AG with 200 employees.“

Holger Alder, Founder and Board Member of Photon AG

„inpro addressed all thematically challenging tasks and developed well-founded solutions. In cooperation with external scientific experts, inpro efficiently supports the work of shareholder companies, especially in the early stages of development. For example, working with technical and executive promoters of shareholder companies, inpro identified the potential of innovative foil technology for exposed parts as an alternative to energy-intensive coating processes. By pooling the resources of these partners, inpro systematically developed the necessary procedures to achieve the pilot maturity stage. Results are recognised in the shareholder group, as well as in the scientific community.“

Carl-Ernst Forchert, Founder and CEO of i-vector Innovation Management GmbH
„inpro’s approach for activity-based costing in logistics, which allowed all members of a supply chain to be included for the first time, has led to large savings and was an important precursor of modern supply chain management systems.“
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Fiebig, Plant Management and Vehicle Construction at Wolfsburg, Volkswagen AG

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„INTEGRATE“ Final event at the TU Berlin

On January 28th, 2020 the final event of the research project INTEGRATE took place in Coworking Space EINS at the Technical University of Berlin with about 25 participants. The results of the project, which is funded by the BMWi within the PAICE program (funding code 01MA17001A), were presented.

The project developed an open platform for cooperative engineering across companies and manufacturers. All engineering tools involved in a production process can use this platform to exchange data securely and synchronously. It is also possible for third-party providers to offer their own services and integrate them into the architecture. Basic requirements such as data security and rights management are controlled by the platform. This should make the design process significantly more flexible and faster.

The project results have shown that the developed solution can be used in various fields of engineering where reliable data exchange in a heterogeneous tool landscape is required. Various demonstrators were presented here at the event.
inpro focused on the development of a plugin for the AutomationML Editor to connect to the INTEGRATE platform and the use of the platform within the Unity-AML Changelog Asset developed by inpro. The goal of this project is to feed back data changes and annotations from XR environments into PLM tools to evaluate and document the results achieved and to update the underlying PLM information.

ABB, logi.cals, inpro, the FZI and the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg were involved in the research project as partners.