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Special: The WEING group offers its customers
a vast spectrum of products and services.
THINK WEINIG is the key to making optimal
use of this potential.
In January, WEINIG joined 18 other renowned
companies in Berlin to take a giant step
towards digitization. But what lies behind
the new organization MindSphere World
and what can you expect as a customer?
We speak with WEINIG’s representative on the
advisory board Dr. Mario Kordt.
Dr. Kordt, what were the considerations that led to
the formation of MindSphere World?
In the cloud-based IoT platform MindSphere, Siemens
has a unique operating system. However, Siemens
quickly recognized that the digital revolution can only
be driven forward
if the customer
actively helps to
shape it. That is why
from a broad range
of sectors and
bring a variety of
What are the
of the Mindsphere?
For WEINIG, it is
the unlimited, open
structure of the
platform. All machine types can be connected—even
without Siemens controls. The range of the connectable
cloud platforms extends from SAP and AWS to
Microsoft Azure, allowing customers around the
world to access the optimal cloud in their region. All
companies, including third-
party providers, can create
app stores. This opens up
enormous potential for end
Why do you believe MindSphere will be the leading Io T
platform going forward?
The booming “cloud
technology” market is
heading for consolidation.
Siemens MindSphere will
emerge as the winner from
this process. MindSphere
World will constantly feed
the platform with new
Subgroups of the association
will emerge everywhere.
Data security is a major concern. What is the situation with
MindSphere in that regard?
The agreement with Siemens provides that Siemens
will only manage customers data but does not have
access to it. Hence, MindSphere is currently the most
secure system on the market.
To what extent will MindSphere fuel the technological
development of WEINIG?
In W4.0 digital, WEINIG has already created its own
standard, which will be continuously developed.
MindSphere will assist when it comes to live data we
need from the machine. Our challenge is to equip the
software of our entire portfolio for communication
with the Io T platform. MindSphere will also enable
big data analysis, allowing us to offer assistance
systems, for example.
How will WEINIG customers benefit from the
MindSphere digital initiative going forward?
Customers are already benefiting from W4.0 digital
with simple, transparent tools in a functional toolkit.
The advantage of MindSphere is its worldwide
function and integration of third-party machines.
The technology makes customers’ production more
future-proof, regardless of how far they’ve advanced
in the digitization process.
Could you give an example?
One pioneering development is our App Suite with
the Machine Monitor software which offers items
such as production control and predictive maintenance.
MindSphere technology runs invisibly in the background. The real valuable asset for customers is the
WEINIG-designed cockpit, which is tailored to their
requirements. As world market leader, we excel at
understanding their processes better than anybody.
Pioneering Spirit: Weinig CEO
Wolfgang Pöschl (left) and Head
of Product Unit Dr. Mario Kordt,
hold the MindSphere World
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