The imperative IT/OT convergence in the industrial sector to make progress with digitization

There’s still quite a way to go in the industrial sector’s journey towards digitization. Many companies, especially the smallest ones, don’t have segregated IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) networks, instead, all of the equipment is connected to one single network which leads directly to the Internet. In others, generally the largest ones, the workshop’s network is separated from the office’s network by means of a firewall, making it possible to control communication between the two worlds in a very granular manner.

Multi-location - digitization: the vaccine that the metal industry needs

The industrial sector, like many others, is facing a period of uncertainty as the economic and business scenario has been radically transformed over the last few months by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing’s for sure: emerging intact from such a delicate situation doesn’t just depend on ourselves; there are many intervening factors and they are closely connected, such as the recovery of the major world powers’ economies, the measures taken by the governments in each country or the evolution of the virus itself.

Xteg buys Chinese machines with quality components from Germany

Cost-effective and likewise high-quality fiber laser cutting machines for the processing of metal and sheet metal including all services – that´s the offer of Xteg. The laser machines come from their Chinese partner HGTECH, where currently and after the shut down due to the corona epidemic in China production picks up speed rapidly. The quality components are from Germany also the CAD/CAM nesting software of the worldwide renowned software specialist Lantek.