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tec.News offers you an overview of technology and innovative highlights from the HARTING Technology Group. It provides its readers with inspiration, orientation, and support for their decisions. Tec.News presents outstanding HARTING technologies that have resulted in concrete solutions and products in specific applications. It underlines our strategic view – with both a current perspective and a visionary outlook towards the future.

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tec.News - Industrial Transformation

How industry keeps reinventing itself.

The ongoing industrial transformation is having a direct impact on the development of connectors – and here, too, we can draw on extensive, in-depth know-how in order to be prepared for this future.

tec.News - Time to set new standards

Shaping the future with new standards

This era of Integrated Industry is seeing the industrial sector transition towards open standards. These enable others to participate and at the same time mutually support one another in partnership.

tec.News - Genial normal?

Wie künstliche Intelligenz die Integrated Industry verändern wird.

Ob medienwirksamer Sieg des Schachcomputers Deep Blue gegen den ehemaligen Weltmeister Gary Kasparov oder die alltägliche Verwendung von Navigationssystemen und Sprachassistenten: Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) begegnet uns heute überall. Sie gilt als die maßgebliche Antriebskraft der Digitalen Revolution.

tec.News - Now is the time for strong connections...

… with connectivity solutions between Edge and Cloud.

The influence of flexible and convertible production characterises our connectors as well: here, the MICA® can be seen as an Edge Device that brings OT (Operational Technology) to the internet and into the Cloud on the basis of IT software concepts. Read about Edge Devices as an I4.0 key or about the digital integration of machinery as we’ve implemented it in practice within the HARTING Technology Group.


tec.News - special

InnoTrans 2018 issue

Rail vehicles move people, goods and products – quickly and safely, and over long distances. Rail transport has a future. Rail networks are being expanded all over the world, and investments are being committed in terms of equipment, comfort and safety, as well as in more and more entertainment and information offerings for trains. The reason? Customers are demanding more and more.

Specific benefits arise only through applications – and these are tailor-made in each and every train. In addition to the classic connectivity solutions, smart solutions are becoming increasingly important.

This special edition of for the railway sector endeavors to provide impulses for innovative connectivity in applications, thereby generating ideas for solutions that we’re looking to create together with you.


tec.tec.News - Our most important co-creator

The customer becomes a co-creator

In the age of Industrie 4.0, what are the technologies that can be deployed to undertake an innovative Customer Journey? Via digitisation tools, the customer literally becomes a "co-creator" on the way to his or her own solution. We investigate the question surrounding the realisation of tailor-made interfaces in a 5-step model and use this model to show the services HARTING offers its customers in the context of digitisation.


tec.News - Partnering in Integrated Industry

No one can do everything

The fourth industrial revolution can already be summed up as follows today: complex value-added networks are no longer viable with monolithic architectures. An all-encompassing solution is needed. But no one can do everything on their own. And, in my opinion, this recognition of one's own limits harbours a great opportunity, founded upon the cultural change of Industrie 4.0..


tec.News - The Value-Added Network

Delivering customer solutions with high customer value is what we do

If you ask companies what their goal is, the answer is first and foremost: creating value for customers – naturally, while being as profitable as possible for the company. In many cases, however, this is merely given lip service, as the opposite is usually more correct: being profitable and thereby creating value for customers. In any case, this statement is actually not so bad.


tec.News - Little Giants

The Superheroes of Digitalisation

The mere digitalisation of data did not represent the quantum leap in telecommunications technology. It was only the introduction of mobile communications technology which brought about the universal availability of first the phone and then the internet. The industrial sector initially believed it would need to tread an identical path with regard to digitisation. Wireless automation has been heralded for years. Yet it doesn’t exist, and hard-wiring continues to be relied on – as evidenced by our sales figures.


tec.News - Digitalisation in the Industry

Industrie 4.0 – where industry goes digital

Digitalisation is now affecting each and every one of us, changing and transforming all areas of society. On the one hand, these changes are affecting our private lives – in the shape of the smart home, for example, while this shift is also impacting on the industrial area with the emergence of smart factories. Here at HARTING, we see industry as an integral part of society, and also subject to the process of transformation. And it is precisely this change to industry that has been referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution.