Berlin, 28 March 2019 – PSI Automotive & Industry GmbH has been awarded "Factory Software of the Year 2019" by the Industry 4.0 Research and Application Center at the Department of Information Systems, Processes and Systems at the University of Potsdam in the “Complete Solution” category. The award ceremony took place on 20 March 2019 as part of the Factory Software 2019 congress in Frankfurt.
The supplier presentations of the finalists were evaluated by a renowned jury consisting of consultants and researchers with many years of experience in the field of factory software. The evaluation criteria consisted of concrete customer benefit, platform suitability, interoperability, brownfield approach, customer communication as well as research and development.
PSI's application focused on production at the electric vehicle manufacturer e.GO Mobile AG, which already successfully uses PSI software for its production control and logistics. The jury praised, among other things, the integration of the processes from the customer order in the web shop with configuration to the vehicle-specific control of the production technology on the shop floor. The PSI software enables state-of-the-art production methods such as driverless transport systems (AGVs – automatic guided vehicles). Flexible modelling of the production processes supports the requirements of serial production and subsequent model changes. A wide variety of processes can also be easily implemented. Investment volume can therefore be significantly reduced.
The platform operation of the complete solution is made possible by the step-by-step modularization of the software components. PSI’s own framework serves as the basis. Web services create the basis for cross-application integration. At the same time, possible restrictions in internal and cross-site production control can be eliminated. Many of the components already meet the requirements for granularity, independence and integration capability. The integration architecture allows the simultaneous and transparent use of local and distributed resources.
Based on its own software products, the PSI Group develops and integrates complete solutions for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy networks, energy trading, public transport) and industry (mining, metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). PSI was founded in 1969 and employs more than 1.900 persons worldwide.