The manufacturing industry is experiencing unprecedented change and the convergence of design and manufacturing is creating new opportunities to reduce costs and shorten product lifecycles. Traditional supply chains are being replaced by more flexible supply networks – but only for companies that can adapt to this change. Many still struggle just to keep up with what is happening on their own shop floors. Experts at Autodesk have been working on a thoroughly modern solution that uses the power of the cloud and the Internet of Things to address the new challenge presented by what they like to refer to as the “uberization” of manufacturing.
From 07 to 09 November Okuma Europe welcomed over 200 visitors to its recently-established Aerospace Centre of Excellence in Germany. In keeping with the location, the manufacturer presented the innovations introduced at EMO with a particular focus on aerospace machining. Highlights included Okuma’s award-winning LASER EX series of super multitasking machines, the smart factory solution Connect Plan as well as the manufacturer’s latest automation technologies.
Kitamura Machinery, the premier manufacturer of precision horizontal, vertical and 5-axis machining centers, announced today the availability of a new IoT platform Anywhere-Remote®. It includes E-mail status updates, machine monitoring software suites that range from basic plug and play packages to those that are customized to suit each individual customer’s application and MTConnect® ready adaptor (basic). All powered by, and in partnership with FactoryWiz™ Monitoring & DNC.
At Accelerate 2017 conference in Boston, Autodesk was showcasing how the Fusion product innovation platform is helping solve manufacturing challenges for a company trying to brighten the future of cancer care with next-generation therapies. Also in the spotlight at the annual event is a new IoT Discovery Toolkit, developed in partnership with Electric Imp, aimed at fast-tracking Internet of Things (IoT) business transformation.
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.
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.
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.