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Join the PCB Road Show to Learn How to Seize Opportunities in Mechatronics

The Electronics industry has changed, and is still changing…rapidly. We will be traveling throughout the U.S. this fall to bring this unfolding mechatronics story to you. During the “Lunch & Learn” presentation, visitors will learn how the electronics industry has changed, where it is going, and the tools that are available to enable users to become part of this new age of mechatronics, regardless of their current trade or skill.

The concept of IoT and AI by FANUC

As a universal answer to IoT, FANUC has developed the FIELD System (FANUC Intelligent Edge Link & Drive System). It is an open platform that enables the execution of various IoT applications within a factory focusing on interconnecting edge heavy devices such as machine tools, robots, PLCs and sensors. Through creating an interactive web of connected machinery and equipment, the FIELD System is able to exploit immense amounts of data and provides a solution to analyse it in a faster and more efficient manner.

EMAG at the EMO: Focusing on electric drive systems and the “smart factory”

Electromobility and Industry 4.0 – these industrial megatrends are featured prominently in the EMAG Group booth at the EMO in Hanover from September 18 to 23 this year. Throughout the show, EMAG machine manufacturers will demonstrate their role as “facilitators” of technological change. For example, they have complete solutions available for the efficient production of central components of electric drive systems. Exhibition visitors will see several high-performance machines in operation – including world-firsts in the areas of turning operation, laser welding/joining and gear cutting. At the same time, the EMAG Group is also accelerating the digitalization of its production technology to establish intelligent factories. Therefore, the EMO will have a dedicated area where customers can test essential Industry 4.0 solutions. A main focus is the consistent usability of the software, which will continue to simplify the control, monitoring and analysis of production.

IIoT is a Journey, Not a Destination

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a fad. Research provider BI Intelligence predicts the number of IoT devices connected to the Internet will more than triple by 2020, from 10 billion to 34 billion. Networking computers, devices and machines to collect and share data is transforming many industries, including manufacturing where it can help lower operating costs, decrease machine downtime and increase overall productivity. To realize the full benefits, however, manufacturers must view the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) like Lean Manufacturing – a long term initiative that creates an avenue for continual improvement and innovation.

Machines speak, AXOOM translates

“Everyone’s talking about AXOOM”. And not only that: the Karlsruhe-based company founded by the mechanical engineering company TRUMPF is even “getting machines to ‘talk’” – thanks to differentiated data evaluation.

AXOOM with new partners and offers

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Business platform for the manufacturing industry announces cooperation with ZEISS Group and Gühring KG at the Hanover Trade Fair – AXOOM IoT for the secure connection of machines and components around the world.

Providing integrated management of tool information at the shop floor

FANUC CORPORATION and MachiningCloud announced their partnership to provide integrated management of tool information at the shop floor. MachiningCloud is a product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding. FANUC CORPORATION is the developer of iHMI, Intelligent Human Machine Interface. FANUC iHMI is a user interface for consistent support of shop floor operation by providing the necessary functions for each process —“PLANNING”, “MACHINING” and “IMPROVEMENT”.

AXOOM is paving the way to the Internet of Things for machine manufacturers

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The Industry 4.0 provider AXOOM is covering an ever wider spectrum, with new offers especially for machine manufacturers. At the Euroblech 2016, the eponymous business platform opened the new AXOOM IoT business area, simultaneously presenting further solutions for manufacturing companies.

ABB is paving the way to the “Factory of the Future” with latest robotics technologies at K 2016

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As manufacturing industries like plastics and rubber move from mass production to customized small lots, the flexibility to efficiently change and adapt production becomes critical. This requires increased collaboration between people and robots, between islands of automation and even between production sites. Digitalization ties it all together, where actionable information drives better decisions, and helps manufacturers unlock the benefits of ABB’s concept of the Internet of Things, Services and People (IoTSP), increasing productivity, flexibility and efficiency along the manufacturing value chain.