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Smart Factory in Europe: 2019 and Beyond


Smart Factory in Europe: 2019 and Beyond


Process innovations in control cabinet manufacturing

PHOENIX CONTACT WHITE PAPER. Customised comprehensive solutions from a single source - The control cabinet manufacturing sector faces many challenges, which are growing at an ever-faster pace against the backdrop of Industry 4.0. An innovative solution based on the principles of lean management, digitalisation, and automation supports control cabinet manufacturers in a number of ways

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Error Proofing the Production Process

Introduction Striking the right balance between cost and quality is an ongoing challenge for every manufacturer, regardless of their scale or the complexity of the products they assemble: Focussing too much on quality can reduce throughput, while focussing too little can increase costs due to reworking or repair and erode customer confidence.  Ultimately, this can result in damage to a manufacturer’s brand and reputation.  As a result, error-proofing in the production process, even for just one step in the process, has become a key issue for manufacturers seeking to deliver quality efficiently and profitably. Quality in the assembly process relates to every aspect of production, such as joint quality, process quality and product quality.  Regardless of the specific focus involved, ensuring quality relies on knowing who did what, when and how. At the core of this is information, or data, which is the key ingredient feeding the rapid digitalisation of manufacturing and assembly in a trend often referred to as Industry 4.0 or Smart Factories. At Atlas Copco, we enable the vision of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing through our Smart Connected Assembly concept, where advanced industrial software combines with state-of-the-art hardware, connected assembly tools and smart accessories to create a fully integrated assembly solution.  Smart Connected Assembly aims to provide manufacturers with effective solutions for delivering and managing tightening strategies in the production process needed to maintain quality control and increase uptime in production critical operations. This white paper describes the seven steps that form a cumulative approach to quality and is designed to help you develop an assembly roadmap for the future.

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Practical tips for Industry 4.0 implementation

More and more companies are beginning to appreciate and embrace the concept of industrial digitalisation and the potential offered by the so-called 4th Industrial Revolution to improve production efficiencies, reduce costs, and be more responsive to customer demands. Yet there is an understandable concern about how this can be achieved in practice, and how it might impact the workforce. Here, we provide ten practical tips for implementing digital projects which could transform your business. 

Shaping Industry 4.0 in coding and marking

We’re in the midst of an industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 is an umbrella term to cover a fusion of technological advances that are transforming the world’s manufacturing and production industries. This paper will summarise what Industry 4.0 is and the benefits it will bring, identify technologies at its core and present how Domino is helping to shape the revolution.  

Industry 4.0 : Will all these wonderful new techs ever reach shop floors?

Currently, a lot of companies are thinking about their digital transformation, the way in which the digitalization of the economy will modify their products, their market, their logistic and…their manufacturing. In this reflection, Industry 4.0 becomes more and more meaningful and not only for the German machine manufacturers. In recent years, a very high number of technologies that could change manufacturing have emerged as possible game changers. 

Distributed Energy Systems

The supply of reliable and affordable energy is an essential condition for economic growth and for achieving a good standard of well-being in any context: from the biggest megacities to the smallest villages. The past century has seen astonishing achievements by the energy sector to match ever-rising demand from growing populations and economies. Up to now, the basic system has remained essentially unchanged, with large-scale centralized plants supplying power via national and international transmission and distribution grids. It has served the global economy well.

A practical roadmap for the implementation of Industry 4.0

The phrase “Industry 4.0” has proliferated across trade, business and national press in recent years, and is largely hailed as the next industrial “revolution” of the 21st Century. There is currently a general understanding that Industry 4.0 refers to the “digitalisation” of a business’s infrastructure, but there has yet to be any consistent standards or definitions applied to what remains an arguably vague concept for businesses worldwide. For these reasons, one could be forgiven for dismissing Industry 4.0 as a confusing mess of technological jargon, digital bandwagons and futuristic hyperbole.

Marine & Offshore

Murrelektronik is the right partner to have on board! We offer the solutions you need for the marine and offshore industry worldwide ensuring that quality is never compromised. We know you have different needs on the shore side versus on board and we offer a wide product range with the approvals you need to build a reliable marine or offshore system.

How Britain can lead the 4th Industrial Revolution

Britain was once THE industrial powerhouse, leading the world in scientific advancement, design and innovation. Our appetite to reclaim this position has brought about the recent focus on creating an industrial vision and strategy for the country. In support of this, Autodesk has actively participated in workshops, roundtables and feedback sessions relating to the Industrial Strategy (IS), the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) and the recently published Industrial Digitalisation Review (IDR), now known as the Made Smarter Review (MSR)