As part of Industry 4.0, manufacturing companies are increasingly digitizing their production processes. Machines, systems and processes communicate with each other to achieve greater efficiency, adaptability and productivity. Specifically, the networked production of the intelligent factory enables, for example, smaller batch sizes and just-in-time production. It also supports concepts such as predictive maintenance and ensures more efficient maintenance. Last but not least, networked systems can help companies improve their service quality and make their production facilities highly available, so that they can continue to operate without restriction even in the event of component failures.