Digitalisation as the basis for the 4th industrial revolution

KROMI delivers not just tools, but also the “digital twin” in DIN/ISO-format

While in 1993 only 3% of the global technological information capacity was digital, this figure was already over 90% in 2007. Experts estimate that it was first possible in 2002 to store more information digitally than in analogue form and they like to call this specific point in time the beginning of the “digital age”.

This so-called digitalisation is also the basis for production within the framework of Industry 4.0. One of the most important production resources in machining is undoubtedly the tool itself. With regard to data transparency and data continuity, Industry 4.0 therefore depends on the digital image of the actual tool. This so-called digital twin with all its relevant data not only helps in the simulation of the machining process or the visualisation of the supply chain in the factory, but above all facilitates the consistency of the data within the entire CAD/CAM process chain. For this reason, KROMI also makes all the data available in the DIN/ISO 4000/4003 standard format for purposes of data exchange with other systems.

100% digitalisation: the KROMI tool data sheet KWM visualises the “digital twin” data of all the tools supplied by KROMI, which are stored in a central database. (Graphic: KROMI)