Smart product

Smart product

Produced or manufactured (intermediate) product which in a smart factory delivers the (outward) communication capability to network and to interact intelligently with other production participants

Note 1: The product is a produced or manufactured article or semi-finished product.

Note 2: A digital image is part of the product intelligence and can be localized on the product itself but also spatially separate from it.

Note 3: Unique identification and product-related information makes it possible for the product to be linked to the smart factory.


  • Fachlexikon 2013/2014 open automation
  • Wahlster, W., Kröner, A., Schneider. M., Baus, J. (2008): Sharing Memories of Smart Products and Their Consumers in Instrumented Environments. In: it – Information Technology 50, 1, Oldenbourg, 2008, pp. 45-50
  • Matthias Loskyll, Industrie 4.0 – Smart Factory: Kernparadigmen und UmsetzungsbeispieleEuroforum Industrie 4.0, 29.-30.09.2014