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Digital production "Industry 4.0"

Machine data acquisition in production

Machine data acquisition in production (MDA) The digital transformation is not only finding its way into all areas of life, but also into the everyday work of every industry. However, there are clear differences in the pace of change. The IT and media industries feel the change abruptly and profoundly – even through the discontinuation

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Operational data collection in production

Operational data collection in production Operational data capture in production refers to the collection, recording, and evaluation of data that comes directly from the production process. These data can include information such as machine run times, downtimes, production quantities, quality parameters, and material consumption. Industrial companies are feeling an increasing pressure to adapt themselves to

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Lean management

Lean Management

7 wastes of lean manufacturing

Increase the efficiency of your production by identifying and eliminating the 7 wastes of lean manufacturing in your production process.

Lean Management


5S is a systematic approach to optimizing the working environment. It supports productivity in a company by securing lasting cleanliness and order in all corporate divisions.

Lean Management

Total Plant Efficiency (OEE)

Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) Total plant efficiency is a production-technical measure used to determine the value added of a plant. An ideal machine would run continuously, always with maximum power and without scrap. In reality, of course, this does not happen. The OEE serves as a key figure for determining how close the plants are

Digitization Assessment

White paper

White paper – Data protection and data safety

White paper Data protection and data safety In this white paper, we’ll show you what privacy and security is all about, and how cloud and on-premise solutions differ in security and cost. White paper Data protection and data safety In this white paper, we’ll show you what privacy and security is all about, and how

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Selected blog entries:

Kreisdiagramme über Digitalisierungs und Umsetzungsgrad von Industrie 4.0 im Maschinen- und Anlagenbau sowie im verarbeitenden Gewerbe

Warum Reifegradmodelle die Einführung von Industrie 4.0 unterstützen können

Industry 4.0 as the postulated future of production technology presents companies with numerous challenges. Small and medium-sized companies usually lack the resources to actively work on the topic complex. At this point, maturity models can start. Learn more about it in our blog entry .

DMAIC Six Sigma Zyklus zur Verbesserung der Produktion mit Digitalisierung an der richtigen Stelle: Improve

Digitization must not be an end in itself

Digitalisation should first and foremost be a method of improvement - no actionism without a goal. We explain how, based on the DMAIC cycle, you can make sensible use of digital solutions. Click here for our blog entry.

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Selfbits stands for useful and tailor-made software solutions in the area of IoT and Industry 4.0.

We provide our customers with detailed data collection and transparency in their own production.

The in-depth insights and resulting insights are used by our customers to sustainably increase their production efficiency.

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As the “Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) creates and communicates knowledge for society and the environment.

Selfbits started as a spin-off at KIT. We continue to be closely associated with KIT, in particular the professorship of Prof. Weinhardt, the KIT Founders Forge and the Innovation and Relations Management (IRM).

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EXIST is a funding program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

It supports the preparation of innovative technology-oriented and knowledge-based start-up projects for students, graduates and scientists. Selfbits was funded by EXIST from 2015 to 2016.