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HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Trendspots HANNOVER MESSE 2017 - No. 8

Successful integration.
Drive specialist Wittenstein – based in Germany’s Tauberfranken region – is at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to present a version of its brushless servo motors from the “cyber dynamic line” that features an integrated spindle drive.

15 Apr. 2017

Successful integration
Drive specialist Wittenstein – based in Germany’s Tauberfranken region - is at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to present a version of its brushless servo motors from the "cyber dynamic line" that features an integrated spindle drive.

By integrating the screw drive into the actuator housing, the new brushless servo motors in the cyber dynamic line are the first products of their type to combine servo motor, spindle drive, linear bearing and encoder system in one self-contained and ready-to-install unit. "This is a unique feature in such compact servo motors," says Carolin Ank, product manager at Wittenstein cyber motor. "Until now, it’s been practically impossible to find appropriate solutions in this size on the market. Companies have either had to use pneumatic cylinders that need extensive maintenance and cannot be controlled with any flexibility, or solutions have had an open spindle and therefore been unsuitable for industrial use."

The mini servo motors are maintenance-free thanks to their lubricating system, which lasts throughout their service life, and are a key addition to Wittenstein’s portfolio of rotary servo motors and servo actuators in the cyber dynamic line product range. Among other things, they are ideal for highly dynamic machine positioning axes and for joining, bending, gripping and metering applications in forming and handling technology, the semiconductor industry, assembly automation and packaging machinery. The completely stainless steel version with IP65 protection can also be used for filling plants and other systems in the food and beverage industries.
WITTENSTEIN SE (97999 Igersheim, Germany), Hall 15, Stand F10
Contact: Sabine Maier
Tel.: +49 7931 493-10399
E-Mail: sabine.maier@wittenstein.de

"Mesh mold" offers new hope for the construction industry
The NCCR Digital Fabrication center of competence at ETH Zurich has been focusing on boosting sustainability in the manufacturing of reinforced concrete structures. It is now presenting its findings, arguing that new "mesh mold" technology could be a key step toward sustainable digital construction.

Reinforced concrete structures are currently shaped by the formwork system that surrounds the reinforcements. However, these formwork panels wear very quickly, and, when it comes to special designs, may not be used more than once. This makes little sense, and not just because of the high costs involved - there are also sound environmental reasons for wanting an alternative technology. Researchers at ETH Zurich in the NCCR Digital Fabrication center of competence have recognized the potential that digital technologies offer in relation to the efficient and sustainable manufacture of reinforced concrete structures and are now at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to demonstrate the "mesh mold" construction technology developed from their research.

Thanks to innovative "mesh mold" technology, reinforced concrete structures can now, for the first time, be produced in any shape without separate formwork. First, a computer is used to design a steel wire mesh model, which is then manufactured with exceptional precision using a robot before being filled with concrete. The reinforcing mesh is so fine that it completely absorbs the concrete, allowing none of it to escape. Combining the two functions of formwork and reinforcement generates significant savings in materials and production costs. This method could be used to develop complex and even unique concrete structures and thus represents a key step toward a sustainable digital approach to construction.
NCCR Digital Fabrication (8093 Zurich, Switzerland), Hall 2, Stand C39, co-exhibitor with Schoch Marketing - SWISS PAVILION
Contact: Christophe Giovannini
Tel.: +41 31 308 23 87
E-Mail: com@snf.ch

The benefits of predictive maintenance
Nuremberg-based Baumüller GmbH is at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to unveil its BAUDIS IoT service, a predictive maintenance system with built-in added value.

Predictive maintenance (PdM) offers a whole host of advantages over its more basic relative "preventive maintenance", because it responds to the actual status of equipment instead of relying on pure averages. As well as increased plant safety, plant availability and service life, these advantages naturally also include the resulting cost savings. The often very painful consequences of unexpected equipment failure will largely be avoided in the future. But how can these types of measures be implemented? Nuremberg-based Baumüller GmbH is at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to premiere its BAUDIS IoT service, a predictive maintenance system that offers a whole host of possibilities.

Broadly speaking, BAUDIS IoT consists of networked sensors, the BAUDIS IoT box and a software solution with big data algorithms. Data collected by the sensors on site is used to report impending damage via the BAUDIS IoT box to service staff, who can then make an appropriately swift response. As the system can be used regardless of the make of the automation components and sensor technology, it can also be easily retrofitted in existing equipment. Besides its actual PdM functions, BAUDIS IoT also generates strong added value, as the big data analysis for maintenance can also be used for process optimization. For example, emission increases and the rated loads of production facilities can be optimized thanks to continuous condition monitoring, without damaging the facilities.
Baumüller Nürnberg GmbH (90482 Nuremberg, Germany), Hall 14, Stand H12
Ansprechpartnerin: Stefanie Lauterbach
Tel.: +49 911 5432-319
E-Mail: stefanie.lauterbach@baumueller.de

World number two is in Hannover!
"Sweaty", a two-legged humanoid robot that came second in the AdultSize League at the RoboCup 2016 in Leipzig, is now being introduced to the public at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 by its proud developers from Offenburg University.

Since 1997, a very special event for robot developers has taken place each year - the RoboCup. This is a soccer world cup for robots held at alternating venues attended by an average of around 2,000 scientists and students from all over the world who pit their robots against each other individually or as a team. The "Robot Soccer World Cup" - to give it its official name - also acts as a congress where new scientific findings from artificial intelligence and robotics are discussed. Unfortunately, few people realize that the reigning world number two from the RoboCup in Leipzig last year actually comes from Germany. Sweaty, as the robot is called, has been created by Offenburg University, which is looking to use HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to finally give its "star" the media attention it has long deserved.

The two-legged humanoid robot was developed in an interdisciplinary project that brought together elements from mechanics, kinematics, electronics, mechatronics and information technology. Sweaty made its first public appearance in the RoboCup 2014 in João Pessoa, Brazil, where man and machine evidently learned the lessons that saw them succeed in Leipzig two years later. As its name implies, Sweaty is the first robot whose motors are cooled by evaporative cooling. What’s more, other new technologies have been created in Sweaty, such as the decoupling of joint and servomotor and a kinematic system with variable gear ratio. Sweaty is currently back in the "training camp" to be given further improvements in mechanics, electronics, IT structure, AI and spatial awareness. After all, the robot has already qualified for the upcoming RoboCup in Nagoya, Japan.
Offenburg University, Institute for Applied Research (77652 Offenburg, Germany), Hall 2, Stand A18, co-exhibitor with Baden-Württemberg International
Contact: Christina Dosse M. A.
Tel.: +49 781 205 262
E-Mail: christina.dosse@hs-offenburg.de

Need more detail?!
Then take a look at the new OptaOne 3D scanner with innovative zoom-tilt technology, which Berlin-based botspot GmbH is showcasing as a genuine world first at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 - nothing escapes its attention!

3D scanners that are able to create highly realistic reproductions of three-dimensional structures are well-established on the market. They are based on a bewilderingly large number of technologies, each with its own advantages, limitations and costs. Berlin-based company botspot uses photogrammetry for its scanners, with distinct points on an object being scanned and then transmitted to a three-dimensional coordinate system using triangulation. Joining these points produces an exact 3D model known as the "mesh". In this process, botspot doesn't just scan the object's surfaces but also its texture, enabling it to produce high-resolution 3D models with 16.7 million colors in one hundredth of a second. Yet that wasn’t enough for the inventors from Berlin - the fledgling company is using HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to present a genuine world first on the 3D scanner market in the form of OptaOne.

The innovative, patent-protected OptaOne 3D scanner boasts unique zoom-tilt technology in which the scanner's photosensors adjust automatically to the size and position of the object being scanned. Three-dimensional items of all sizes can thus be scanned by the sensors with pin-sharp precision in a range between 80 millimeters and two meters. As all 64 sensors are equipped with the zoom-tilt technology, they cover the maximum scanning area and produce high-resolution 3D scans in next to no time. This innovative and user-friendly technology makes OptaOne ideal for demanding VR and AR applications, but also for printing figures, animations, and complex object scans with extremely complex surfaces and structures.
botspot GmbH (12459 Berlin, Germany), Hall 3, Stand C16, co-exhibitor with Young Tech Enterprises
Contact: Thomas Strenger
Tel.: +49 30 53042370
E-Mail: thomas.strenger@botspot.de

How's that for precision!
Measuring technology for high-performance mechanical engineering is set to be nanoprecise in the future, thanks to the high-resolution IDS3010 sensor from attocube Systems AG, premiering in Hannover.

"Citius, altius, fortius" - if the motto of the Olympic Games, coined by French Dominican preacher Henri Didon, were applied to the digital world of Industry 4.0, it might be phrased as "more speed, more efficiency, more precision". This principle can, of course, be approached in a completely different way. Munich-based attocube systems AG, for example, which has been a fully owned subsidiary of the WITTENSTEIN Group for a number of years, has adopted the motto "The revolution for high performance engineering: Measurement becomes nanoprecise" for its trade fair presentation at HANNOVER MESSE this year. A claim that is fully justified by the premiere of its industry-ready, sub-nanometer-resolution IDS3010 sensor.

The remarkably compact and highly dynamic IDS3010 is a contactless, interferometric sensor for high-performance mechanical engineering. The IDS3010 easily outperforms existing sensor technologies of this kind in terms of precision, speed and suitability for industrial use. With a measurement bandwidth of 10 MHz, it can simultaneously track objects in up to three axes at a speed of two meters per second. It achieves a position resolution of one picometer with working distances of up to five meters. This innovative sensor can be used for applications such as calibration of machine tools and coordinate measuring machines, vibration measurement of production facilities, high-precision in-line process control and adjustment technology, concentricity measurement for engine shafts, crankshafts and camshafts, and ultra-precision pick-and-place robotics applications, for example in the semiconductor industry.
attocube systems AG (80539 Munich, Germany), Hall 15, Stand F10, co-exhibitor with WITTENSTEIN
Contact: Emily Clark
Tel.: +49 89 2877 809 0
Sabine Maier
Tel.: +49 7931 493-10399
E-Mail: sabine.maier@wittenstein.de

Innovative simulators
Altair Engineering GmbH is in Hannover to showcase the latest version of its HyperWorks CAE platform, innovative development processes for cutting-edge production methods and solutions for developing smart devices.

In the Industry 4.0 environment, engineers often face completely new challenges in developing products. They have to assemble the entire, usually highly complex mechatronic system for a product solution, including the structure, sensors, actuators, controls and a whole lot more, to create a fully functional whole. That's why Altair Engineering GmbH - based in Böblingen, Germany - is at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to present solutions and methods for simulation-led innovation and is using technological demonstrations and customer examples to show how these solutions and methods can be successfully harnessed to develop innovative products.

The company is using a virtual collaborative robot (Cobot) to demonstrate the challenges in developing smart devices, and at the same time is showing ways of tackling these. The HyperWorks environment, for example, can be used to simulate and adapt the Cobot's connectivity, to scan the environment using sensors, and to control and regulate drives and their efficiency System simulation is also deployed in load calculations for topology optimization, enabling the creation of lightweight structures using organic design. These structures are ultimately key to the excellent efficiency, high levels of precision and the necessary occupational safety.
Altair Engineering GmbH (71034 Böblingen, Germany), Hall 6, Stand L17
Contact: Mirko Bromberger
Tel.: +49 7031 6208 0
E-Mail: bromberger@altair.de

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Robots on the right path!
The IPS Robot Optimization software tool from fleXstructures GmbH enables automated task planning and sequencing, saving a huge amount of time when programming single or multiple robot stations.

Kaiserslautern-based fleXstructures GmbH is a high-tech spin-off company from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) that specializes in developing software solutions using state-of-the-art, high-efficiency algorithms. Thanks to ongoing cooperation with the Fraunhofer ITWM and the Fraunhofer-Chalmers Center in Sweden, the latest research results are continually integrated into the development process. The company’s ever-expanding product portfolio centers on its IPS (Industrial Path Solutions) software, including IPS Cable Simulation, IPS Path Planner and IPS Virtual Paint Spray + Sealing. Just in time for HANNOVER MESSE 2017, fleXstructures GmbH has now launched another new tool - IPS Robot Optimization.

IPS Robot Optimization can be used to define robot movements across an entire production line. As a result, collisions both with other robots and with the surrounding environment can be prevented at the planning stage. In addition to internal monitoring within the cell, monitoring is also carried out automatically between the individual stations. fleXstructures GmbH is keen to highlight IPS Robot Optimization as an exceptionally reliable, high-quality solution that also speeds up processing times, with commissioning up to 75% faster and cycle time improved by up to 25%.
fleXstructures GmbH (67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany), Hall 7, Stand D11, co-exhibitor with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Contact: Daniel Dengel
Tel.: +49 631 68039360
E-Mail: ips.info@flexstructures.de

Follow your inclinations
The N1201 inclination sensor from Offenbach-based tecsis GmbH is designed for applications right up to Performance Level d.

In modern art and photography, unusual angles can go down very well, but they are rather less desirable in other contexts. In applications such as cranes, work platforms and wind turbines, a tilt in the wrong direction can cause serious problems. This is precisely why inclination sensors were invented, to be used wherever maximum precision is required in defining the angles of machinery or components relative to the horizontal plane. At HANNOVER MESSE this year, Offenbach-based tecsis GmbH is showcasing its N1201 sensor - an inclinometer designed for applications with particularly stringent safety requirements up to Performance Level d (PL d).

The sensor operates using a dielectric liquid, ensuring precise measurements covering 360° with a maximum deviation of 0.3° and minimal interference from lateral inclination and temperature changes. The angle resolution is 0.01°, and angle changes can be recorded at speeds of up to 5° per second. Designed to be exceptionally robust, the N1201 meets the requirements of higher-level protection categories, is insensitive to vibration and shocks, and can be used within a temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C. As well as a redundant-design version for applications with PL d, a version with pressure-resistant encapsulation is also available for applications in potentially explosive areas. The devices can therefore be used in offshore systems for transporting oil and gas.
tecsis GmbH (63073 Offenbach, Germany), Hall 11, Stand A61
Contact: Anja Melzer
Tel.: +49 69 5806 0
E-Mail: info@tecsis.de

The Return of the Bavarian Batmen!
The 3D ultrasound specialists at Munich-based Toposens GmbH are in Hannover with yet another exciting trick in their box.

Ultrasound technology in itself is nothing new - originally inspired by the echolocation techniques that bats use, we humans now harness the waves for our own purposes, even if we can't actually hear them. For some time now, ultrasound has been used to produce the much-cherished first images of prenatal babies, as well as to clean dentures and glasses and make high-precision distance measurements in industrial applications. However, the approach that Munich-based Toposens GmbH has developed really is new. The company's innovative 3D ultrasound sensor technology is designed to help robots "see" - just like bats! At HANNOVER MESSE 2017, the Bavarians are presenting both a brand new prototype and their first market-ready product - an Evaluation Kit for R&D departments.

Toposens is also running live demos of a controller based on its 3D ultrasound sensor technology, enabling game play via gesture recognition. Further possible real-world applications include screen navigation in cars and other household displays - and that's just the start. In fact, the innovative technology makes the sensors so compact, powerful, precise and robust that they can be used just about anywhere. For instance, they can also be installed to identify, count and track people in smart buildings, generating data that can be used for optimizing business in stores and for smart heating and lighting control in offices. The potential that this innovative, cost-effective technology opens up is virtually unlimited - head to the "Batmen" themselves to find out more.
Toposens GmbH (80799 Munich, Germany), Hall 2, Stand A52, co-exhibitor with Bayern Innovativ
Contact: Barbara Brauner
Tel.: +49 89 2375 1540
E-Mail: brauner@toposens.de

Real time is for real this time!
Softing Industrial Automation GmbH is at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 with the dataTHINK plug & play analytics solution for production optimization in real time.

Based in Haar in Bavaria, the industrial data intelligence group Softing Industrial delivers solutions for all production, manufacturing and maintenance managers looking to make their production systems more efficient. The dataTHINK analytics solution for data-based production optimization that the company is showcasing at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 is designed to help users overcome unsolved problems, minimize wastage and maximize system performance. And of course, optimizing production also means optimizing revenue and costs.

dataTHINK processes production data on site in real time, ensuring immediate insight into system performance as well as maximum security. "Despite assurances from service providers and other organizations, many decision-makers are still not comfortable with the idea of transferring their data to a cloud," explains Peter Seeberg, Business Development Manager at Softing Industrial. “"Instead, using an edge solution for field devices and machinery keeps the data within the system so that it is collected and processed at the same location. This removes the need for additional security precautions."
Softing Industrial Automation GmbH (85540 Haar, Germany), Hall 8, Stand E20
Contact: Stephanie Widder
Tel.: +49 89 4 56 56-365
E-Mail: stephanie.widder@softing.com

More than just a couple of couplings!
R+W Antriebselemente GmbH has expanded its popular LP range of disc pack couplings and is unveiling a model with integrated cooling lubrication at HANNOVER MESSE 2017.

The key feature that makes disc pack couplings different from other models is the parallel arrangement of multiple friction elements. They can be used under high loads and are popular with engineers for being both compact and cost-effective. Standard disc pack couplings often operate in oil and are generally used in automatic transmissions, high-load main and starting couplings, and limited slip differentials. The coupling specialist R+W Antriebselemente GmbH has now expanded its popular LP range of torsionally strong disc pack couplings and is showcasing a new model at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 alongside its existing products. The new coupling is available with integrated cooling lubrication and is thus set to be particularly useful to manufacturers of machine tools with long spindle setup.

Thanks to an integrated inner tube and adaption interfaces on both sides, the specially designed double Cardan spindle couplings can apply the cooling lubricant directly into the tool - even across a long distance. To withstand high and dynamic processing speeds, the couplings are fitted with weight-optimized CFRP or aluminum outer tubing. What’s more, symmetrical conical clamping rings and special balancing mechanisms ensure minimum operating noise and excellent balance, while shaft misalignments are compensated for by the torsionally strong disc packs. As a result, this robust and powerful model helps users to simplify spindle setup, cut assembly times, increase processing speeds and extend service life.
R+W Antriebselemente GmbH (63911 Klingenberg, Germany), Hall 25, Stand C30
Contact: Jörg Stang
Tel.: +49 9372 9864-0
E-Mail: info@rw-kupplungen.de

The future is automation
Pilz GmbH & Co. KG is focusing its trade fair presentation at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 on the two key future trends Industry 4.0 and human-robot collaboration under the banner "We automate. Safely".

For Pilz GmbH - a global player in automation technology, based in Ostfildern, Germany - the developments of the last few years have been a continuous success. Whether it's machines with a basic range of functions, machines with multiple axes or interlinked machines and systems, Pilz can always provide manufacturers and operators with a complete safety and automation solution since its core expertise places the company firmly at the heart of Industry 4.0. That might be reason for Pilz to bask in its own glory, but the company is not one for resting on its laurels. Under the banner "We automate. Safely.", Pilz is presenting a modular smart factory model at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 that uses distributed intelligence to perform control tasks in an efficient and user-friendly way.

At the center of the live demonstration is the Industry 4.0-ready PSS 4000 automation system, which Pilz has based on a modular and distributable approach. The PSS 4000 features a wide range of functions and permutations that ensure optimum interaction between hardware and software components, networked devices and the real-time Ethernet SafetyNET p. The PSS 4000 can be used as a multi-master or master-slave system. As well as the smart factory model, Pilz is also training the spotlight on “human-robot collaboration” at HANNOVER MESSE.
Pilz GmbH & Co. KG (73760 Ostfildern, Germany), Hall 9, Stand D17
Contact: Martin Kurth
Tel.: +49 711 3409-158
E-Mail: m.kurth@pilz.de

A fresh approach to recycling
Polysecure GmbH is in Hannover to present an innovative sorting technology based on fluorescent, inert marking particles that ensures improved recycling of plastics and fiber composites.

Since it was founded in 2009, Polysecure GmbH - based in Freiburg, Germany - has focused on developing and producing new fluorescent marking materials known as tracers and the relevant detection equipment. The aim was - and is - to develop practical solutions for product authentication and tracer-based sorting. While the markers have been used for counterfeit protection since 2012, the first tracer-based sorting machine from Polysecure GmbH is now also ready for its premiere at HANNOVER MESSE 2017.

The machine - named "Fluosort" and developed in conjunction with Rehau AG - is designed to sort materials where separation using intrinsic material features (such as density or color) is not possible or practical. This involves marking the materials and products with fluorescent tracers while they are still in production. The fluorescence ensures the marked materials can now be detected in the waste flow and thus sorted cost-effectively. Only one sorting stage per marker is needed, and no unsortable waste is produced. The markers themselves are extremely robust and stable across a range of temperatures and can therefore be used in several extrusions or other processing steps. Coupled with a high sorting standard, the aim is to deliver material recycling at the same level of quality and performance and prevent downcycling.
Polysecure GmbH (79108 Freiburg, Germany), Hall 2, Stand A18, co-exhibitor with Baden-Württemberg International
Contact: Peter Hensle
Tel.: +49 761 557978550
E-Mail: peter.hensle@polysecure.eu

The true transformers come from Bielefeld!
TORWEGGE GmbH & Co. KG is at HANNOVER MESSE to showcase the autonomous version of its TORsten automated guided vehicle system, which has some unexpected surprises in store.

There are plenty of reasons for using intelligent technology to make life easier. Increased and optimized productivity, improved working conditions and competition with manufacturers from low-wage countries are just a few. The new TORsten automated guided vehicle system (AGV) is a perfect demonstration of this approach and also a good example of technical intralogistics solutions for Industry 4.0. After just a short development time, TORWEGGE GmbH - based in Bielefeld, Germany - has launched TORsten onto the market, a fully automated vehicle that doesn't need a master computer for navigation and is able to carry out jobs efficiently using swarm intelligence. That in itself would be worth a headline, but TORsten can do even more. It isn't just an exceptionally flexible and powerful vehicle - the control system’s innovative design also transforms it into a robot that can collaborate with other devices in an interactive human-machine environment.

Visitors can see TORsten in action at HANNOVER MESSE 2017. TORWEGGE is joining other companies from Germany's East Westphalia-Lippe region to exhibit at the OWL Maschinenbau network's stand. "Along with strong partners from the elite ‘'it's OWL' cluster, we're using the pavilion to showcase the combined innovative prowess of our region," says Uwe Schildheuer, Managing Director of TORWEGGE GmbH & Co. KG. Schildheuer will also be personally explaining why TORsten is an innovative AGV for factory 4.0 in the lecture "AGVs - Evolution of intralogistics - State of the art and dreams of the future". The lecture will be taking place at Pavilion P32 from 2.30 to 3.00 p.m. on 26 April.
TORWEGGE GmbH & Co. KG (33719 Bielefeld, Germany), Hall 16, Stand A04, co-exhibitor with OWL Maschinenbau
Contact: Dirk Jonat
Tel.: +49 521 93417-0
E-Mail: info@torwegge.de

Costs almost nothing, but can do everything!
Cologne-based igus GmbH is in Hannover to present its enhanced low-cost modular robot kit that can be used to freely configure robots that are suitable for industrial use. It is also showcasing preassembled, ready-to-connect robotic arms manufactured using its own facilities.

Plastics specialist igus is using its robolink range to offer particularly economical components made of lubrication- and maintenance-free plastics for assembling customized robot systems from joints with a wide variety of transmissions, motors and linking elements - using either individual components for assembly by the customer or a fully preassembled articulated arm. igus is unveiling a completely new 5-axis robot kit at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 that features an optimized design and will offer even more freedom of movement and stability in the future. The company is exhibiting the ready-to-connect robotic arm, which is also available preassembled, in action at its stand in Hall 17.

The new Robolink Designer offers additional support to customers looking to fully configure their robotic arms themselves. They can select the desired components on an intuitive CAD interface step by step and thus assemble their robotic arm quickly and easily from the first axis to the finished product to suit their specific needs. "The length of the arm is completely variable so that the robot can be adapted perfectly to the relevant working area," explains Martin Raak, robolink product manager at igus. "The software, which can also be used on a tablet, enables visual simulation of movements by the rotating joints, among other things." Configuration is followed by printing out a parts list and a direct inquiry to igus.
igus GmbH (51147 Cologne, Germany), Hall 17, Stand H04
Contact: Oliver Cyrus
Tel.: +49 2203 9649 459
E-Mail: ocyrus@igus.de

Almost as useful as Gyro Gearloose’s Little Helper

Garching-based in-tech GmbH is in Hannover with a real-life demonstration to show why mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones and smartwatches will increasingly serve as intelligent aids in the smart factory.

If intricately networked computer systems are seen as the glue that holds together the world of Industry 4.0, it's tablets, smartphones and smartwatches that are increasingly establishing themselves as the new intelligent aids in the cutting-edge smart factory. Yet mobile devices are more than ever proving to be indispensable when cost and energy efficiency and availability of machines in production operations need to rise. in-tech GmbH - based in Garching, Germany - is at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 with a practical demonstration to show how intelligent mobile assistance systems can offer the best possible support for operating mixed production systems.

The demonstration is intended to illustrate the positive effects of connecting the in-tech solution to any production system. To do this, the application evaluates all the relevant data from the machines to produce tasks for operators, production statistics and warning signals in real time. The results are shown clearly on the displays of mobile devices. Whether it's tasks and warnings for machine operators, up-to-date production statistics for production managers or maintenance information for service engineers, the solution provides context-specific data for production monitoring to suit individual user needs. Problems can therefore be identified and resolved faster and downtimes cut to make systems more efficient.
in-tech GmbH (85748 Garching, Germany), Hall 9, Stand F81
Contact: Martin Farjah
Tel.: +49-531-387 33 22
E-Mail: m.farjah@profil-marketing.com

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