OWL Joint Stand

Our joint booth goes digital

Around 40 exhibitors present solutions, application examples and support services for intelligent production in six fields. Click on the logo of each exhibitor to know more about the company and its offerings.

Artificial Intelligence - research for tomorrow's production

The it's OWL research facilities are leaders in research for Intelligent Technical Systems. 350 researchers are working on over 100 projects to make artificial intelligence available for industrial value creation. In the Leading-Edge Cluster, three new strategic initiatives worth 50 million euros are being launched in 2020, in which the institutes, together with companies, are unlocking the potential for AI in production, product creation and the working world for SMEs. They will use concrete application examples to showcase research results in the fields of autonomous systems and machine learning, digital twin and process optimisation, predictive maintenance, cognitive robotics and assistance systems.

Machine learning thanks to industrial automation

Machine learning is an important success factor for networked manufacturing and new business models. The world market leaders in automation technology are the driving force and driving force behind this. In the Leading-Edge Cluster, they develop new solutions that lead to considerable optimisation and savings. They demonstrate how intelligent control technology can be used to detect errors and optimise processes. Examples include offline voice control and how digital twins can be used to exchange information between components, machines, visualisations and digital services across manufacturers.

Networked machines and new services

Medium-sized mechanical engineering companies in OWL demonstrate how new technologies can be used to improve the reliability, efficiency and user-friendliness of machines and systems. Smart services and digital platforms are playing an increasingly important role in this process. Technology leaders showcase how machines and value chains in the furniture, agricultural machinery and process industries are networked with each other and which value-added services are created as a result. This includes new approaches in high-performance joining, switchgear and control technology.

IT - the key to an intelligent production

The right IT solution is the key to process optimisation and networked manufacturing. Against this backdrop, more and more IT companies are committing themselves to it's OWL in order to develop new approaches together with manufacturing companies. From embedded systems and IT security to the perfectly fitting networking of hardware, software and services: With us, industrial companies find experienced partners to make processes secure and efficient.

New business ideas for the industry of tomorrow

New business ideas grow out of the cooperation in the network. Start-ups find an optimal environment in the OstWestfalenLippe region. Universities, incubators and the technology fund "Technologiefonds OWL" offer support in the development of the business concept. Start-ups present their ideas in a joint area. The topics covered include robotics in manufacturing and machine communication, IT security and transport systems, intelligent heat transfer and material recycling, and the use of agile methods in innovation management.

Stronger together - profiting from networks

Networks offer companies and research institutions the opportunity to develop new topics together. it's OWL focuses on research and development for AI in production. At OWL Maschinenbau companies cooperate in the areas of strategy, transfer, purchasing and human resources. Smart Food Technology combines forces for the digital transformation of the food processing industry. In the CirQuality OWL project, five industry initiatives support companies in the circular value creation process. FMB trade show offers the largest forum for medium-sized mechanical engineering companies from 4 - 6 November this year. OstWestfalenLippe GmbH and WEGE improve the quality of the region as a location for advanced technology.