• DirectIndustry e-Magazine - #9 - SPECIAL SPS - DirectIndustry e-Magazine

    Special Edition

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    Special Edition

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    WHAT’S NEXT FOR AUTOMATION?




    The 9th issue of DirectIndustry’s e-magazine, an SPS IPC Drives Special, focuses on innovations in automation. Our journalists roamed the aisles of the German fair in Nuremberg in search of coming developments in the industry — from magnetic levitation to mass customization. Our reports also show how big data is ruling the connected factories of tomorrow.

     

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    Levitation in the factory is no longer viewed as science fiction.

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    Watch our exclusive report. Will magnetic levitation bring about a revolution in the factory of tomorrow? At SPS, automation manufacturer Festo presented its supraconductivity technology for production lines. Their SupraCarrier could be commercially launched in 5 years for handling and conveying applications. Yet,...

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    EVENTS
    The process that combines mass production and personalization is now effective in the factory.

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    Watch our exclusive report. Is the era of mass customisation upon us?

    Long seen as a promising concept, the process that combines mass production and personalization, is now effective in the factory. At SPS in Nüremberg, Siemens showcased a production line that turns out customized products at the same time.

    As customized mass production also affects the way machines are built, B&R presented a software that allows users to add functionalities according to their requirements.

     


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    Big data-driven analytics is indispensable for optimizing tomorrow's manufacturing enterprises.

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    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are reshaping the factory floor in what industry leaders hail as smart manufacturing. This new framework fills the gaps in factories and supply chains that were previously considered “integrated,” using a greater number of always-on sensors. Embedded in...

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    CONTRIBUTORS



    Camille Rustici

    Camille Rustici is a Video Journalist and the Editor-in-Chief for DirectIndustry e-magazine. She has years of experience in business issues for various media including France 24, Associated Press, Radio France…


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    Kristina Müller

    Kristina Müller is a German journalist working on a freelance basis for different print and online media, mainly about industrial, nautical and medical issues.


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    Bob Sperber

    Bob Sperber is a writer and editor with extensive experience in business, industry and technology, from the food and petrochemical to discrete factory environments.

     


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