TÜV SÜD's presence at Hannover Messe 2016 will focus on reliability, safety and security in Industry 4.0. The international provider of testing and certification services will showcase its suite of services for Industry 4.0 at three stands shared with other companies and initiatives, and in a talk. TÜV SÜD combines 150 years of experience in industry with cutting-edge knowledge of functional safety and industrial IT security.
The kick-off for the development of an Industry 4.0 Maturity Index will take place at Hannover Messe on 26 April 2016. The Research Institute of Rationalisation (FIR) at RWTH Aachen has lead management of this project under the umbrella of Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (acatech). The project will be supported by further research facilities and an industrial consortium with members including Infosys, TÜV SÜD and the It's OWL cluster. TÜV SÜD is contributing its extensive experience in the industrial sector and its expertise in functional safety and industrial IT security to the development of the Industry 4.0 Maturity Index (Infosys Stand, Hall 7, Stand E 34).
As a member of the SmartFactoryKL technology initiative, TÜV SÜD provides support throughout the development and continuous improvement of the first manufacturer-independent Industry 4.0 production facility, which is the result of a joint project by various companies. Together with their partners in the SmartFactoryKL network, the experts take care of interface standards, interoperability, functional safety and IT security for entire industrial plants and develop new, modular certification schemes for flexible plant structures. The key advantages of modular certification are significant time and cost savings in the development and operation of Industry 4.0 production facilities (Hall 8, Stand D 19, D 20).
At their shared stand with the international Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), TÜV SÜD's experts will inform visitors about the development and use of international standards for industrial Internet applications. Focus topics will be the interoperability, reliability and security of industrial Internet applications based on international standards such as ISO 27000 and IEC 62443. The IIC was founded in March 2014 by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel to drive the growth of industrial Internet applications. The consortium offers a platform where organisations and innovative technologies can engage and where best-practice cases can be identified, collected and published (Hall 8, Stand C24).
On 26 April 2016, Dr Thomas Störtkuhl will talk on "IT risk analysis for industrial automation" at the "Messe Talk: Industry 4.0 and Security – Challenges and Possible Solutions" at the trade-fair stand of Baumüller-Gruppe (Hall 14, Stand K17). Dr Störtkuhl is Team Leader Industrial IT-Security at TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH.
Further information on TÜV SÜD's services in the area of Digital Service is available on the Internet at www.tuv-sud.com/digitalservice.
Presscontact: Dr Thomas Oberst