Voith uses now its extensive know-how to drive digital transformation afforded by Industry 4.0.


Digitalization is transforming industry in an unprecedented way

    By “Industry 4.0” and “Industry 5.0”, we mean an interconnected and data-driven sustainable production, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the outcome-oriented and assisting use of industrial artificial intelligence (AI). Following the mechanization through water and steam power, the use of electrification and conveyor belts to facilitate mass production and the introduction of electronics and IT, we are now pioneering the next industrial revolutions and the age of AI.

    It will fundamentally change how we live and work, manufacture goods, travel in our world and how we sustainably shape and maintain planet Earth. Voith is a globally active technology company with a long and successful history, specializing in various markets: For more than 155 years we have been developing sustainable technologies for future generations. We will continue to do so, aided in no small part by the achievements of Digitalization. Digitalization in industry encompasses all stages of the value chain – from development, through production, to brand-new business lifecycle models. Find out about our range of digital products!

    Papermaking 4.0

      Paper manufacturing is a costly process. Due to the growing price pressure, manufacturers are constantly faced with new challenges to remain competitive. This requires increasingly complex systems to maximize efficiency along the entire value chain – usually across several production sites. Voith meets these requirements with digital technologies that optimize the production process and significantly reduce maintenance costs and downtimes.

      Digitalization of paper production at Voith means implementing data-driven manufacturing and thus achieving higher productivity and profitability.

      As a technology leader and pioneer in the paper industry, Voith supplies technologies, products and services for the entire paper production process from a single source – from packaging, tissue and board to graphic and specialty papers.

      For us, the digitalization of paper production means identifying innovative manufacturing methods across the entire value chain by making data-based decisions and thus achieving higher productivity and profitability.

      With Voith as a full-line supplier, our customers benefit from a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process. To further push the envelope, we have invented intelligent paper production – Papermaking 4.0. For this, we are leveraging most modern technologies along our hybrid technology stack with dataPARC.cloud within all our digital solutions, thus providing the ideal basis for predictive maintenance, digital assistants & tools for paper production and tailored data-driven business models.

      As an innovation leader, Voith equips you for intelligent and sustainable paper production – not to mention OnEfficiency and OnCare. We work jointly with you to develop individual product and service solutions that are precisely tailored to the challenges of tomorrows market.


      Digital hydropower solutions

        Almost no power generation technology is as old as hydropower – and yet virtually no other issue is as modern, reliable and sustainable. But we do not just leave it at that. We pave the way for our customers to profit from digitalization. Using intelligent hydropower.

        Voith digital hydropower solutions ensure optimization of operation and maintenance of the plants

        The globally increasing demand for energy coupled with increasing competition and cost pressure requires both increased efficiency and effectiveness from hydropower plant operators. We can offer you both with our platforms and applications and help you generate, analyze and process the required data. The goal: More efficiency and safety, less downtime. With the digital tools from the Voith OnCare portfolio, individual solutions can be developed to intelligently optimize both maintenance and operation of hydro power plants.

        A salient example of intelligent solutions in the industrial internet of things are Hydro Pocket and OnCare.Acoustic, which are both based on the  dataPARC cloud platform. OnCare.Acoustic literally listens at the source for anomalies in hydropower plants, evaluates deviations in real time using algorithms and, in this way, helps to predictively maintain systems and minimize unplanned shutdowns. Hydro Pocket literally brings the real-time operation & availability information of unmanned power plants at your finger tips and, in this way, helps to manage availability & maintenance related work with assistance by AI & Analytics functions.


        Drive solutions for mobility and industry

          Voith specializes in intelligent solutions and systems on the road, off-highway, on rails, on water and in industrial applications. We supply the basis for the reliable transport of millions of people, goods and raw materials – every day throughout the entire world, both in megacities and rural areas. With our technologies, we drive the global mobility revolution and support our customers’ ambitious goals.

          The future of mobility is digital

          In view of continuing population growth and advancing urbanization, electrifying mobility is among the central parameters for improving the local and global carbon footprint and for drastically reducing CO2-emissions in cities. As a result, an increasing number of operators in public urban transportation rely entirely on the use of electric buses. Data-based systems offer operators new potential for increasing efficiency in fleet management. As a provider of systems along the entire drivetrain, we create the perfect symbiosis between physical components and digital applications.

          To meet our challenging climate goals, it is essential to make railroad freight service more efficient. With innovative locomotive and freight car couplers, Voith is making a significant contribution to the automation and digitalization of the sector.

          Digitalization will also fully reform shipping. Our cloud-based solution monitors all relevant systems in real time and sounds an alarm as soon as critical or predefined values occur. This enables predictive maintenance and prevents unforeseen ship failures.

          Digital efficiency and precision for the industry

          Voith increases efficiency in mining with powerful drive systems and digital applications, such as the level condition & energy monitoring system BeltGenius ERIC

          Among other things, we develop and deliver state-of-the-art technology for the oil & gas and energy sectors and provide manufacturers with components and systems to meet the high requirements in metal and steel production. In addition, we increase efficiency in mining with powerful drive systems and digital applications. A prime example of this is the digital twin BeltGenius ERIC.

          The data-supported simulation of entire conveyor systems can drastically reduce downtimes with an accuracy in excess of 99 percent. To utilize this digital twin, our experts only need to analyze the physical properties and parameters of a system. This is sufficient to calculate in real time the system’s indicator of energy efficiency (EnPI) and to determine if and when unplanned downtimes are a threat. Before a machine is sold, designed and finally built, the twin can be used to test and explore it – if desired, with the help of virtual reality technology.

          Included with the OnCare.Health product range, Voith offers an intelligent modular torque measuring system for condition monitoring of cardan shafts and complete drive lines. The torques are picked up directly on the drive spindles by highly precise sensors. The measured torques are transmitted to the processing units, where received signals are stored and analyzed continuously. The results are displayed in simple and illustrative graphs and charts. Operators are informed about extraordinary events in case any threshold values are exceeded. Due to high resolution signal storage functionality, the process can be analyzed retroactively.

          With a data diagnostic system Voith also helps minimizing maintenance costs and increasing the availability of critical drivetrains. Unlike other machine protection systems in the oil & gas or power industries, OnCare.Health Vorecon is self-learning. The data diagnostic system analyzes the machine’s condition continuously and predicts future behavior through the use of accurate signal analysis and data diagnostics.

          Digital opportunities – get started now!

            With our experience of more than 155 years of industrial history, we are technology leaders in the hydropower, paper and drive solution markets. We also use our domain knowledge to implement digital transformation, both for ourselves and our customers.

            Voith helped shape the first industrial revolutions and will make a crucial impact on the fourth. Digitalization helps protect precious resources. Intelligent systems and services based on data platforms like our dataPARC cloud information hub secure the future and competitiveness of our customers.

            At Voith, we see the great challenges of the present and the future as opportunities. We provide solutions for the automation and digitalization of hydropower, papermaking and mobility, as they will play a crucial role in digital transformation.

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