EVORIS wins Allianz Industrie 4.0 Award 2023 Baden-Württemberg

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DIEFFENBACHER’s smart software platform named an outstanding digitalization solution for the wood-based panels and forming industries

On November 22, at the STARTUP THE FUTURE event in Stuttgart, DIEFFENBACHER received the “Allianz Industrie 4.0 Award 2023 Baden-Württemberg” in the “Winner” category for its AI-supported digitalization solution EVORIS. The award honors innovative, powerful and market-relevant solutions in the field of digitalization. Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, attended the awards ceremony.

Manufacturers in the wood-based panels and forming industries use EVORIS software to intelligently digitalize, monitor, analyze and optimize their production. “EVORIS initially helps our customers digitalize their production across plants and independent of make and manufacturer,” explains Jürgen Woll, Vice President Automation at DIEFFENBACHER. “Process and component data can be collected plant-wide and stored in a central location. This provides manufacturers the basis for a deep dive into production processes that wasn’t previously possible.”

Collected data is processed in various EVORIS apps. Each app has its own functions, but combining their results provides manufacturers with a comprehensive analysis. “Individual apps help detect anomalies in the production process, visualize data analysis and access demand-oriented reporting. Soon we’ll have an app for monitoring and optimizing thermal and electrical energy consumption,” Woll states.

The AI used by EVORIS apps is continuously optimized by self-learning machine-learning algorithms. Artificial intelligence enables ever more precise analyses and predictions in production. For example, wood-based panel producers benefit from the EVORIS Quality Prediction app, which continuously predicts quality parameters for ongoing production in real-time. “This helps manufacturers act immediately instead of having to wait for laboratory results,” Woll states.

“The information that operators receive from the EVORIS apps allows them to make precise adjustments that lead to more efficient production. Now, plant operators have a powerful tool for more cost-efficient and sustainable production,” Woll continues.

DIEFFENBACHER collaborates with its customers to develop new and improved EVORIS apps. The company also incorporates the latest findings from its own AI research and development along with the expertise of research institutes such as Fraunhofer IOSB and the KIT wbk Institute of Production Science. The multidisciplinary nature of the EVORIS team accelerates software development, moving DIEFFENBACHER ever closer to its goal of a self-optimizing production plant.

The assessment of the expert jury of the Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg further validates EVORIS as an outstanding digitalization solution for the wood-based panels and forming industries, says DIEFFENBACHER CEO Christian Dieffenbacher. “We are delighted with the jury’s recognition and the award for our EVORIS solution. The award acknowledges our team’s great work and signals the value that EVORIS has for our customers and in shaping the digital future of the state of Baden-Württemberg,” he concludes.