Trumpf Smart Factory was named the Best Project in the Manufacturing Category by Engineering News-Record Midwest. An independent jury of industry leaders in design and construction judged projects based on five criteria, including safety, innovation and teamwork.
Trumpf Smart Factory is at the forefront of, and serves as a blueprint for Industry 4.0 solutions within the laser-cutting, sheet metal processing and material handling trade. It also represents the first fully-networked Smart Factory serving this industry. The factory demonstrates the intelligent interaction of people, machines, automation and software.
As a unique hybrid facility, Trumpf Smart Factory serves two purposes; fully-automated sheet metal manufacturing and production; and sales center and showroom for Trumpf’s manufacturing equipment, networking and automation solutions. The project helps elevate sheet metal manufacturing industry standards through the utilization of digital connectivity, which drastically reduces indirect production processes. Employing modular manufacturing equipment, the high-end industrial facility allows for customized small-lot production processes in a small footprint of only 26,000 square feet.