Industrial Automation

Innovative technologies for the automation and production of tomorrow

The planning of industrial facilities with a high degree of automation is a challenging task since there are numerous influences, constraints and requirements to be considered.

We focus on:

  • Innovative automation architectures with intelligent sensors, actuators and modern networking
  • Automation of manual workstations through mobile robots and innovative control systems that can contribute to the partial automation of traditional manual labour
  • Virtual environments to investigate the effects of product and manufacturing equipment changes on the manufacturing
  • Scenarios for measuring and optimising energy in manufacturing plants as well as for load control depending on networks and tariffs
  • Monitoring of production processes and knowledge-based proactive diagnosis approaches to avoid malfunctions
  • Know-how protection and protection against the manipulation of facilities and controls

Profis for PROFIBUS


The FZI is an accredited competence centre and test laboratory for the standardised communication technology PROFIBUS (Process Field Bus). The fieldbus technology for serial data transfer is available in two versions: PROFIBUS DP (Decentralized Peripherals) and PROFIBUS PA (Process Automation). In industry, it is used to automate control and production processes.