The term system expertise means the ability to transfer methods tried and tested under laboratory conditions to industrial-strength systems. This ranges from mechanical design and production and the development of electronics (circuit boards and FPGAs etc.) through to complete control cabinet construction and the handling of the test specimens. We are well-versed in the corresponding Standards and Directives and we implement these consistently.
This means that Fraunhofer IPM is able both to develop prototypes which are then marketed by a corporate partner, and also to create individual, complete turnkey which are installed in the Production Department directly on the premises of the end customer. These systems are frequently adapted so specifically to a customer's or plant's requirements that there is no basis for further commercialization. In general, staff training is carried out on site in production during commissioning. Operator interfaces are designed so that they do not require expert knowledge in normal operation.
As a matter of course, Fraunhofer IPM subsequently also carries out maintenance and service work on the delivered systems. Software updates can be installed and diagnoses can be conducted quickly and efficiently via remote access if the systems have an Internet connection.