After our appearance at the Smart Factory Summit last week, we had our next premiere this week: as guest experts on the VDI podcast, “Technik aufs Ohr” (Technology on the Ear). Together with my colleague Andreas Dengler, Industry Manager Automotive Factories at igus, we spent an entertaining half hour talking about the exciting world of smart plastics in automotive factories.
How do OEMs and automotive suppliers network their production plants? What can SMEs, especially the mechanical engineering sector, do to make their manufacturing smart and efficient? What role do the suppliers play? How can artificial intelligence help make production smarter?These and other questions were presented this week at the Smart Factory Summit of the Deutsche Messe Technology Academy and explained by numerous expert speakers. Among the select field of participants were the companies KUKA, SEW Eurodrive, Siemens, Yaskawa and also us from igus.
In the current climate, every minute often counts in production plants. Efficient, intelligent maintenance protects against expensive production downtimes and unplanned shutdowns. The service life of our igus® products can be calculated online. What's more: With smart plastics, the components report at an early stage when they are due for replacement. In this article I would like to show you how we have successfully introduced smart maintenance to our customers.
For machine data evaluation in the smart factory, FANUC offers the "FIELD system" industrial IoT platform. igus is also involved with its i.Cee app for predictive maintenance.
Why should an energy supply system talk to me? Maintenance and servicing for current crane systems is growing not only in size, but also control complexity. But there is no need to panic because, as you learned during your studies, you don’t need to know everything; you just need to know where to find the […]