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New MiC 4.0 BUS enables simpler work processes through barrier-free and direct data exchange between attachments and construction machinery.

Frankfurt am Main, October 18, 2022 – Together with the agreed data protocol, the new MiC 4.0 Bus enables every attachment to communicate unambiguously and without additional devices with every construction machine, regardless of brand and manufacturer. It was jointly developed by the participating companies in the attachment cluster of the MiC 4.0 Machines in Construction working group and will now be presented live for the first time at bauma from 24-30 October in the LAB0 innovation hall.

Users of attachments and construction machinery can simplify their individual work processes by using the MiC 4.0 Bus to enable direct and uniform communication between the machines without having to resort to isolated solutions, detours or third-party tools. They do not need additional displays or external technology, as they can exchange all agreed data with the MiC 4.0 protocol.

Thereby, the responsibility in which form and under which framework conditions the MiC 4.0 bus is used remains with the respective actors and does not lie with the working group. Possible combinations must be approved by the respective OEMs – after a functional safety check using a checklist from the future MiC 4.0 database. This MiC 4.0 BUS is thus the technical basis for a well-functioning plug-and-work solution and enables any direct communication between attachments and construction machinery.