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SMART AUTOMATION – The Platforms Market Overview

The New Market Of Open Smart Automation Platforms

In addition to brief information about the providers on the Smart Automation landing page, this market overview offers a comparative view: the first table shows important aspects of the openness of the platforms; the second lists application areas for which the platforms offer apps from manufacturers, customers and partners.

This market overview is independent and manufacturer-neutral. It is based on our own survey in which the listed providers took part in March and April 2024.

The market overview and the survey on which it is based are continuously being developed. Observing the market for open industrial platforms is now also a thematic focus of the Industry Digitalization news portal.

Important changes are updated promptly after manufacturers report them. The Smart Automation market overview is updated every six months before the Hanover Fair and the SPS.

Subpages of individual suppliers provide detailed information about the special features of their solution and their offering. The subpages reflect the position and market view of the respective supplier.

Smart Automation Platforms

ctrlX AUTOMATION:
Elements for IoT:
FLECS:
ONCITE DPS:
Kemro X:
Lenze NUPANO:
PLCnext Technology:
SALZ Controller
Industrial Operations X:
Nerve
WAGO ctrlX OS und WAGO OS:
easyConnect:

Providers

Bosch Rexroth
Contact Software
FLECS Technologies
German Edge Cloud
KEBA AG
Lenze
Phoenix Contact
SALZ Automation
Siemens
TTTech Industrial Automation AG
WAGO
Weidmüller

The Openness of the Platforms

All platforms listed here are open for supplementary software from customers and partners. The term "own operating system" generally refers to a runtime environment based on the Linux operating system. The Industrie 4.0 Asset Administration Shell is currently supported in the form of individual submodels, as a final status has not yet been reached.

App development supported
Third-party hardware supported
Industry 4.0 AAS supported
Own operating system
Own operating system open
ctrlX AUTOMATION
Elements for IoT
FLECS
ONCITE DPS
Kemro X
Lenze NUPANO
PLCnext Technology
SALZ Controller
Industrial Operations X
Nerve
WAGO OS
WAGO ctrlX OS
easyConnect

Application Areas of the Platforms

This matrix shows that Smart Automation solutions are by no means limited to production. Remote access to machines and products as well as condition monitoring, for example, are supported by many. The list of fields of application is likely to grow even longer.

SCADA / Production control
Drives
Control units
Condition monitoring
Remote access
logistics
service
IIoT
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Others
ctrlX AUTOMATION
Elements for IoT
FLECS
ONCITE DPS
Kemro X
Lenze NUPANO
PLCnext Technology
SALZ Controller
Industrial Operations X
Nerve
WAGO OS
WAGO ctrlX OS
easyConnect

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