Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) will open its doors from 4 – 6 March at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. Held concurrently with Asiamold － Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition, the three-day fairs will welcome a record number of more than 850 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions to present their latest offerings over 55,000 sqm of exhibition space. Altogether, the events are expected to attract over 65,000 professional buyers from around the world. There will also be 80 talks during the concurrent event programme which will cover an array of key industry-related matters, bringing the overall scale of the fairs to a new tier.
ABI Research has published a research article on an innovative new IoT deployment in the area of facility and workflow management. As part of its FlowAbility service, Lindström Group, a leading Finnish multinational B2B textile services provider has implemented an IoT solution to improve customer experience and improve personnel workflow.
As the world becomes increasingly connected, digitalization – using digital technologies to transform business operations – is a key differentiator that will enable companies to remain competitive. Digitalization promises lower costs, improved production quality, flexibility and efficiency, shorter response time to customer requests and market demands, and also opens up new and innovative business opportunities.
The laboratory of the future opens up previously unforeseeable new opportunities: higher throughput rates, precisely controlled automation processes, and more intelligent collection and analysis of information. Festo is the host of this year’s ELRIG Meeting, Robotics & Automation, on 28 February 2018.
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.