Warehouses fill up on their own. Seals report their level of wear. Intruders enter homes through toasters. Digitalization is taking visions and transforming them into reality, with the results often surpassing the powers of the imagination. What is impossible today will be a feature of everyday life tomorrow. This is where abstract bits and bytes become concrete. With stunning examples, our articles demonstrate how networking and artificial intelligence are changing industry and society.


Working Hand-In Hand With Cobots

Robots are increasingly working with people today. Cobots are already in use in the Simmerring® final assembly area at the main FST factory in Weinheim.

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Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing software development in the automotive industry, which still thinks predominantly in terms of if-then relationships.

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Butter and Bytes

Spelt baker Stefan Dümig has three facilities near Munich. Is his company too small for automation and digitalization? On the contrary, Dümig says.

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Dossier Future Files

ESSENTIAL launched a loose sequence of short stories, each of which is set in its own fictional future. Some of them have recurring characters and settings, and some stand on their own. The goal is to play with very different visions as creatively as possible and bring the reader along on a thought experiment:

What form could our future take – and what would it mean to us?

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High functionality thanks to superior material quality: Seals from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies even withstand extremely high speeds and severe temperature fluctuations.

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