Digital manufacturing

  • Digital factory

    Your guarantee for quality, reliable drives delivered fast, is our digital factory.

    Often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 describes the combination of industry with Internet of Things (IoT) technology. It is a modern approach to achieving results by using the advancements in digital technology that have occurred over the past decade.

    Digital manufacturing, or the ‘smart factory’, is fundamentally linked with Industry 4.0. With access to greater amounts of in-depth data and new communications technology between systems and operators, smart factories are able to bring a higher level of automation and digitization to the production line and supply chain. Industrial manufacturing in an Industry 4.0 environment enables the provision of better quality, and customized, goods, faster.

    At Danfoss Drives, Industry 4.0 is already a daily companion driving our operations, and ready to integrate on all levels into customer installations. Our smart, automated manufacturing system can build millions of highly customized drive configurations in a flexible, mass-production environment.

    Our manufacturing processes are IT-driven. From printed circuit board assembly, through soldering to mechanical assembly and testing, all processes are governed by advanced production software and state-of-the-art equipment. The products and manufacturing execution system communicate with each other for optimized efficiency.

    While the drive is being assembled, the system requests creation of an instruction manual with the content and language that matches the individual specifications of the drive configuration. This unique manual is printed and included in the packaging.

    IIOT platform for real-time factory status and connecting people, processes and devices

    Connectivity, data clouds, big data analytics and application developments are the four pillars defining our IIoT platform. It enables a fully smart connected enterprise throughout all production processes in the supply chain; and connects, for example, people, processes and devices enabling new cyber-physical systems and relations. Benefits include:

    • Real-time control of all processes 
    • Unrivaled quality 
    • Unsurpassed reliability 
    • Fast response time 
    • Unique availability

    Our IIoT platform also allows real-time generation and visualization of vital information, such as:

    • Line/machine OEE, status and alerts 
    • Break down and maintenance KPIs 
    • Current bottleneck situations

    This information enables us to improve the productivity and reliability of our production lines in order to secure fast and continuous deliveries for you.

    Comprehensive testing ensures quality and reliability

    The high performance, quality and reliability of your drives are ensured thanks to the comprehensive and fully automated testing of all Danfoss drives before they leave our factories.

    During manufacturing, our testing methods include:

    • Reliability testing which includes temperature and humidity analysis to find out how products are affected by temperature and humidity variations
    • Functional testing which makes use of test benches and automated software tests
    • Comprehensive approval testing which includes highly accelerated life testing (HALT) and omni-axial (6-axis) random vibration combined with thermal cycling testing. HALT establishes the robustness of products and obtains large margins over the expected use conditions. Testing, performed at subsystem level, determines the limits of the design and identifies the weakest links
    • EMC testing which helps Danfoss provide AC drives with optimum EMC protection and integrated harmonic filters to ensure the ideal EMC environment, and cleanest power supplies are maintained throughout the operational lifetime of a system
    • 100% factory load testing which ensures high reliability

    We also focus on early user involvement and field testing prior to final product release.

    Faster, simplified processes

    With a minimized number of IT systems (One ERP), and ‘track and trace’ functionality on orders, our processes are streamlined to ensure you get more accurate deliveries, faster. The seamless connection between sales, ordering, production, quality and after-sales ensures you enjoy the ultimate end-to-end digital experience.
  • Did you know?

    Smart glasses
    Voice-interacting smart glasses and augmented reality enhance quality and ensure a better remote service capability.

    Autonomous indoor vehicles
    Thanks to our real-time intelligence in material flow, and the use of autonomous indoor vehicles, you experience a fast-reacting supply chain and improved production lead-time.

    Advanced robotics in our production facilities ensures you experience faster deliveries and improved quality levels.

Be social Take part

Want to socialize with us?

Get to know us and take part in the conversation