SmartFactoryKL, the independent research and demonstration forum created by the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), is demonstrating an Industry 4.0 system at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 that shows how advanced the market-ready technologies already are for implementing Industry 4.0 - and also reveals the advantages. Trade fair visitors can explore a number of relevant topics – such as plug & produce, predictive maintenance, zero-downtime maintenance, scalable automation and worker support in the production environment – in a range of realistic scenarios. They can catch the live show and marvel at the hardware modifications each day at 10 a.m., 12 noon and 2 p.m. at the trade fair stand.
The demonstrator on display achieves flexible and efficient production thanks to its fully modular design and interoperability. Digital product memories control the product-specific order processing and ensure efficient production right down to a single item. The innovative IT systems are flexibly networked for high process transparency. As the "maestros" of Industry 4.0, humans are prepared for the transition and assisted by suitable technologies – such as customized assistance systems for complex assembly, training, operating or maintenance tasks – that constantly recommend appropriate operations for the task in hand. To sum up, this production system truly is Industry 4.0 in action!
Technologie-Initiative SmartFactory-KL e.V. (67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany), Hall 8, Stand D20