Industrial plants of the future are data-based, agile, intelligent and transparent. Their machines, control and planning systems are highly networked internally as well as across companies. Information technology has become the most important and decisive factor for successful companies. The complexity, the enormous variety of topics and the lack of human resources present companies with great challenges in the development and introduction of digital strategies.
The research center Digital Factory Vorarlberg addresses various aspects of digital transformation and digitization in the production of goods.
New digital methods are developed and tested in joint projects with companies and academic partners:
In the test laboratory of the research center, the essential aspects of the production of goods (parts manufacturing, assembly, logistics, warehousing) can be simulated in real scenarios.
In addition, the research centre offers opportunities for the education of students of all courses of study at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences and tailor-made programmes for the training and further education of company employees.
Prof. (FH) DI Dr. Robert Merz
Head of the Research Center Digital Factory
+43 5572 792 3031
Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Karl-Heinz Weidmann
Deputy Head of the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Staff Unit Upcoming Applied Technologies, Lecturer
+43 5572 792 3001