Fast Forward Function and Smart Spare Parts are the search fields that headline our activities in innovation & development. Our search fields reflect market trends as well as the influence of digitalization that will not only change how we work, but also what we are able to offer in the future. Innovations will adress both search fields at the same time and shall result in state-of-the-art technology filtertechnik.Europe brings to the marketplace.
Fast Forward Function represents the functions that bring added value to the processes and systems in the years to come. This poses questions such as: How can metal mesh dispersion yield better product quality? How can metal mesh filtration support an increase in our customers‘ OEE? How can metal mesh absorption make the work environment more ergonomic?
Smart Sparte Parts addresses the service aspects and mode of interaction of our cooperation with leading production line OEMs and plant operators around the globe. This poses questions such as: How do we know about the customer demand before they have to tell us? How can our customers reduce their stock without risking any availability? How can we quantify how much money our customers can save through new technology?
We are employing processes that engage sales, engineering, and production in our developmental activities. In the first fteu-Innovation Week in September 2016 five teams developed innovative prototypes. The leading team „Unicorn“ made a concept and prototype for Smart Filtration that offers in-process flow analysis, material-optimized filtration and demand-based spare part availability. Smart Filtration technology including sales channels as well as integrated sensor and information technology is now being developed in an innovation project at fteu. We have made the first steps towards development & innovation in the digital age.