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B

Backend

The data access level that is not visible to the user is referred to as the backend. It contains the programming of the application and thus ...
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C

Ceramic materials

Ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic material. It is shaped by adding water, dried at room temperature and hardened in a firing process. ...
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Component marking

The marking of components is a necessary step in many branches of industry. It is used for the unique naming and identification of parts or ...
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Data Matrix code

The Data Matrix code is a well-known, standardized 2D code that was developed in the USA in the 1980s. It is used for permanent marking, for ...
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Direct Part Marking

Direct Part Marking (DPM) is a process of permanently marking parts with product information, including serial numbers, part numbers, date ...
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Drop-On-Demand printer

In addition to continuous inkjet, Drop-on-Demand (DoD) is a frequently used method of inkjet printing for the marking of products and packaging. ...
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Frontend

The front end forms the presentation level of applications. It is visible to the user in the form of a graphical user interface. The front end ...
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Hot forming

In hot forming, a sector of forming technology, workpieces are heated so that they can be formed with less effort. In the forming technology, a ...
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Human-machine interface

Human-machine interfaces (HMI) are dashboards that enable users to communicate with machines, software programs or systems. Every screen for ...
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Image processing

Image processing includes the processing of signals that are available in the form of an image. All applications that create a new image or that ...
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Industrial protocols

Industrial protocols are used to transfer data and information between electronic devices, controls, sensors and input or output units or to ERP ...
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Industry 4.0 in hot forming

The press plants of the future will have networked processes that run automatically and are supported by intelligent algorithms. With sensors ...
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Inkjet printer

Inkjet printers are matrix printers that generate a print image on a surface by specifically shooting or deflecting drops of ink. They are used ...
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Inkjet printing

In inkjet printing, individual drops of color are injected onto the printing material and the print image is thereby created. This method has ...
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Machine learning

Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence in which, with the help of large amounts of data, software systems are able to find laws ...
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Marking systems (in general)

Identification systems are industrial systems or processes for the unique identification of machines, components or tools. Marking can be ...
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OPC UA

The Open Platforms Communications Unified Architecture Protocol (OPC UA) is one of the most important communication protocols for Industry 4.0 ...
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Pigment inks / ceramic inks

Pigment inks are a special form of ink used in inkjet printing. In contrast to classic dye inks, pigment inks do not dissolve in the medium. ...
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Predictive maintenance

Predictive maintenance techniques are intended to help determine the condition of the devices that are in operation. This is used to estimate ...
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Press hardening

Presshärten ist ein Produktionsverfahren der Warmumformung, in dem Umformung und Wärmebehandlung in einem Prozessschritt durchgeführt werden.
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Remote access

A spatially separate connection between IT systems is referred to as remote access or remote maintenance. This enables external access to data ...
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T

Touch panel

A touch panel or touch screen is an input and output device in which the program sequence of a device can be controlled by touching it. It is ...
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Track and Trace

In the distribution, logistics, quality control, or warranty determinations of many types of products or components, tracking and tracing is a ...
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