The dynamic, new start-up Heronius GmbH divides its operations into three areas - digitization, automation and software development. The company is very clear about its goal - to use state-of-the-art technologies to bring the digitization of production facilities into the age of Industry 4.0 under the headlines Heronius SmartFactory and Heronius 360°. The start-up recently announced its participation in the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW) pavilion at EMO Hannover 2019 to showcase the fruits of its labor under the banner of "Innovation made in Germany".
With the aid of the Heronius SmartFactory and the end-to-end system solution Heronius 360°, it seems it will soon be possible to control automation systems without a PLC (programmable logic controller). The systems are said to be designed in a way that enables completely intuitive setup. In fact, thanks to SmartFactory, users no longer require programming skills to configure even complex control sequences combining several components, such as robots, a machine, peripherals, sensors and actuators. Not only that, but the entire system was developed as a manufacturer-, product- and controller-independent solution from the very outset.