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Okuma hosts EMO retrospective at newly established Aerospace Centre of Excellence

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.

KUKA at Hannover Messe 2017

KUKA has opened the next chapter of Industrie 4.0 by presenting the largest networked smart factory demonstration in their history under the slogan “Hello Industrie 4.0_we connect you,” at EMO Hannover 2017.

The Digitally Connected Factory

The digitally connected factory is rapidly becoming a reality, thanks to huge leaps in affordable data handling capabilities. As more machines begin to communicate with each other, production efficiency goes up. Add the ability of analytic tools to predict maintenance needs, and productivity improves even more.

The Smart Measuring Lab by ZEISS

Due to their high level of precision, measurements performed with coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) will be a key part of the Smart Factory. At the Control trade fair in Stuttgart from 9-12 May 2017, ZEISS will show visitors how the measuring lab can be networked intelligently in the future.

Hexagon to Invest 90 MEUR in new Smart Factory

Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technology solutions, revealed plans to invest approximately 90 million EUR in a new 52,000-square-metre, state-of-the-art production facility in Hongdao, China.

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.

Hannover Messe 2017 – SCHUNK was crowd-puller for solutions all around smart production

Long a hidden champion among German SMEs – now an internationally respected trend-setter in smart production: As the winner of the Hermes Award, with live applications for human/robot collaboration, and with intelligent tools for the smart factory, SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology was a crowd-puller at Hannover Messe 2017.

A New Generation of Smart Factory

Okuma Corporation has started production at their highly-sophisticated new headquarters factory Dream Site 2 (DS2) in Oguchi, Japan. As of March 2017, the self-contained facility enables 24/7-production of all parts for small and medium lathes and grinders.

Smart Factory: The Technology behind Industry 4.0

For several years, SAP has worked alongside partners from industry to create the open integrated factory – a functioning model representing tomorrow’s manufacturing, which enables batch-of-one production and new business models. The IT giants have further expanded and improved their exhibit for HANNOVER MESSE 2017.

The next industrial revolution – Industry 4.0

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Industry 4.0 is a vision. But what lies behind it? STUDER gets to the bottom of this issue. At the annual Motion Meeting from 16th – 17th February 2017 in Thun, the cylindrical grinding professionals have shown just what this vision entails and how STUDER approaches Industry 4.0.