• Posts Tagged ‘Hannover Messe’

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    A regular exhibitor at Hannover Messe, German leader Festo presented new potential uses for its superconductivity technology. We met with Susanne Krichel, portfolio manager at Festo. Watch our video interview.

    Arburg’s concrete application of Industry 4.0 is a flexible, automated production line producing customized luggage tags by injection molding and additive manufacturing. This answers the question everyone’s asking: What really is Industry 4.0? At Hannover Messe, we followed Arburg’s production of a smart luggage tag...

    Energy management is a major theme at this year’s Hannover Messe, as new technologies are poised to provide cleaner and cheaper electric power. Here’s an overview of the latest initiatives favoring transition to sustainable energy in tomorrow’s factories. Automaker Tesla says its high-performance electric cars are...

    Mobile robotics is the new mega-trend at Hannover Messe this year. Whether autonomous or on a platform, mobile robots represent the third robotics revolution, one that opens a new era of cyber-physical production systems. In our video report, we talked to KUKA and Stäubli and met with their newcomers.

    At this year’s Hannover Messe, tech giant Siemens revealed plans to develop a web-based collaborative platform for on-demand product design and 3D printing. Available to manufacturers and buyers worldwide, the new system will use Siemens product lifecycle management software to share additive manufacturing expertise...

    Hannover Messe saw SCHUNK win this year’s Hermes Creative Award for its Co-act Gripper JL1. One of a series of grippers designed for human-robot collaboration, the Co-act was conceived for smart production applications in the context of Industry 4.0, with software providing artificial intelligence. Co-act features...

    Roboy is a humanoid robot developed by the Universities of Munich and Zurich and 3D printed by EOS. Equipped with an advanced cable system that mimics muscles, it can exhibit human-like behaviors. DirectIndustry e-magazine shook hands with Roboy at Hannover Messe (watch our video) and met with Rafael Hostettler,...

    Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s MAX is a predictive maintenance tool designed to keep elevators on the move rather than grounded for repairs. Using Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, it combines Internet of Things connectivity and Big Data to radically reduce downtime through preemptive maintenance. The company has enhanced...

    FreeCon Contactless is Weidmüller’s new system for transferring electrical power from one element to another without physical contact. Entirely wear-free, it eliminates maintenance, downtime and production problems due to damaged or dirty contacts. These are especially prevalent in applications requiring frequent...

    Sonoware, a young Kiel firm founded by four signal processing experts, has launched in-vehicle communication software designed to facilitate conversation in a moving car. Engine and road noise, as well as the radio and other sound sources such as talking GPS can make discussions among vehicle occupants very difficult....

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