Under the theme “Integrated Industry – NEXT STEPS,” Industry 4.0 and the increased networking of all areas of industry are the center point of HANNOVER MESSE 2014. Whether by machines, facilities, work pieces or components, exchanging data and information in real time is meant to bring huge benefits in terms of efficiency, security and resource protection. After the steam engine, mass production and automation, the fourth industrial revolution means networking traditional industry and IT. To provide a more concrete image of the solutions that are in play, Festo Didactic is making specially programmed MPS® (modular production system) Transfer Factories available at several stands.
MPS® Transfer Factories provide onsite learning content from mechatronics and automation technology. The individual learning factory cells can be configured for a wide range of manufacturing situations, and can be reorganized in mere minutes – depending on the learning situation – into a new learning factory, to highlight the following focus points: “Energy monitoring and management using the latest wireless sensors,” “Robot diagnostics via smartphone,” “Inegrated ordering of spare parts by the machine,” “RFID: the work piece carries a record of its production history” and “Asset management: QR code links components with their service information.” Visitors to HANNOVER MESSE 2014 can find the MPS® Transfer Factories at the Festo stand in Hall 15, the SAP stand in Hall 7 and in Hall 8 as part of the Smart Factory area.