In the future suppliers, producers and clients will all be integrated and networked. The question is not whether industry is going to adopt this new digital scenario, but rather how efficiently it will do so. What is needed is a strong, vital network between IT and mechanical and electrical engineering.show more
In the future suppliers, producers and clients will all be integrated and networked. The question is not whether industry is going to adopt this new digital scenario, but rather how efficiently it will do so. What is needed is a strong, vital network between IT and mechanical and electrical engineering.
Clear the stage for digital production
It’s obvious that Digital Factory is growing: Without software there is no Industrie 4.0 and no IoT. Digital Factory is the nerve center of HANNOVER MESSE. Visualization, additive manufacturing, CAx, PLM, ERP, and MES – in the midst of the leading trade fair for industrial integrated processes and IT solutions, Digital Factory gives answers to all IT and process questions along the industrial process chain.
But the product spectrum is not the only unique thing about it. This leading trade fair’s integrated approach is unparalleled: By linking product design to all other business processes it creates a crucial bridge within Industrie 4.0.
Digital Factory | 16 Nov. 2018
Simple and speedy setup
The HYDRA DNC tool from MPDV is yet another prime example of how functions can be networked in a smart factory. Linking NC data from the...
Industrie 4.0 | 16 Nov. 2018
Increased productivity can be achieved only through upskilling workers
Automation is said to have huge potential for the economy. However, productivity has as yet not increased as expected. The reason: The...
Digital Factory | 14 Nov. 2018
A new lease on life - all from a nozzle!
Lufthansa Technik Intercoat has started up the world's first semi-automated system for coating components with INTERFILL. This innovative...
Industrie 4.0 | 12 Nov. 2018
Pharmaceutical and chemical industry discovers blockchain
The new technology is also becoming increasingly attractive for the chemical and life science industry. Companies hope it will help them...
Industrie 4.0 | 09 Nov. 2018
Siemens digitalizes the glass industry
The German technology company has developed a digital transformation roadmap for Slovenian glass manufacturer Steklarna Hrastnik that aims...
Predictive Maintenance | 09 Nov. 2018
SmartCheck includes chain lubrication
Readers of the magazine "LOGISTRA" have honored a concept by Schaeffler and SSI Schaefer that combines condition monitoring of drives in the...
Digital Twin | 08 Nov. 2018
Siemens and Bentley create a cloud for digital twins
Under the name PlantSight, the two companies aim to offer a cloud service that synchronizes real data with engineering data.
Industrie 4.0 | 08 Nov. 2018
Assistance systems can lead to more surveillance
While new digital technologies can alleviate the workload, they can also facilitate electronic monitoring of work performance. The German...
Digital Factory | 07 Nov. 2018
Autonomous transport robot transmits information via the 5G network
The next-generation mobile technology promises companies enhanced autonomous logistics processes. A business and research team is already...
Cobots | 06 Nov. 2018
Short-arm robots soon to be a thing of the past
Swedish company SKF has developed two new linear modules for cobots that help them considerably extend the operating reach of their gripper....
Industrie 4.0 | 04 Nov. 2018
Smart Glasses Guide makes it easier to choose data glasses
The Fraunhofer Institute has published a guide to help companies choose the right smart glasses for them. This free online tool is based on...
Industrie 4.0 | 03 Nov. 2018
Engineering sending conflicting signals
The German engineering industry is a paradox: There’s plenty of work, profits are growing and employment is at an all-time high. But the...
Predictive Maintenance | 02 Nov. 2018
Teaching an old pump new tricks
Using temperature and vibration sensors, manufacturer KSB monitors the current state of both old and new pumps and makes the data available...
Cobots | 01 Nov. 2018
Optimized cobot security thanks to igus e-chains
Cobots get the energy and data they need from so-called e-chains. Igus from Cologne is now fastening these with rounded clamps, making...
Digital Factory | 29 Oct. 2018
On cloud nine!
The new IIoT platform OnCumulus from Voith Digital Solutions enables its customers to access data from all systems and facilities throughout...
Industrie 4.0 | 29 Oct. 2018
In German companies, skepticism prevails
Only one in three German executives expects positive effects from automation or artificial intelligence. In international comparison, only...
Industrie 4.0 | 24 Oct. 2018
Rittal is currently transforming one of its plants into a factory of the future for its innovative VX25 enclosure - without interrupting...
Industrie 4.0 | 24 Oct. 2018
The 3D printing of large components can be retrofitted
The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) has developed a new laser module for wire-based laser deposition welding. It can be...
Digital Factory | 19 Oct. 2018
AI at the wheel? Sure, as long it's got a license!
In a quest to establish simulation as an assessment tool, TÜV SÜD, NVIDIA and the Austrian company AVL GmbH are joining forces to define the...
Industrie 4.0 | 18 Oct. 2018
Wittmann is launching special software for injection molding
The Austrian Wittmann Group is extending its range of injection molding technology to include a new production control system. The software...