Automation Technology


The research sector Automation Technology offers services in the following areas:

Production control and diagnosis

  • Consulting for the design of monitoring and diagnostic systems
  • Holistic optimization of production systems

Digitisation, plant mapping and information modelling

  • Connectivity consulting
  • Consulting on the use of OPC UA and related Companion Specifications
  • Support in plant engineering with TIA Portal

Smart Services und system integration

  • Intelligent energy management
  • Migration of services in the cloud
  • Support in the implementation of service-oriented architectures in the production environment

Machine Learning in production

  • Reinforcement Learning on shopfloor level

Industrial communication

  • Support in technology and topology selection for industrial communication
  • Analysis and load test for industrial communication networks
  • Consulting and support for the introduction of radio-based communication technologies

Cloud-based platforms and business models

  • Design and implementation of business model analyses.
  • Providing market overviews of current technologies to support decision making
  • Methodological development, benchmarking and market analyses for digital platform business models in industry
  • Workshops and current research lectures on the topic “From the Sensor to the Cloud“


Jonathan Fuchs, M. Sc.