• Posts Tagged ‘Industry 4.0’

    Yaskawa Motoman will introduce its YRC 1000 robot controller at São Paulo’s FEIMAFE 2017 tradeshow this month. The new model can control up to eight robots at a time, is more compact and has a faster processor. The company proposes custom solutions to respond to specific client needs. CEO Icaru Sakuyoshi said the...

    Mobile and collaborative robots, virtual assembly lines, digital manufacturing. It’s not science fiction, but the fourth industrial revolution. Whether it’s Germany’s Industry 4.0, Made in China 2025, or France’s Creative Industry, the goal is the same—build tomorrow’s factory. The nature of international competition...

    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...

    Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) is a Danish company that develops transport AGVs. At Industrie Lyon, DirectIndustry e-magazine checked out MiR 100, one of its mobile robots. We met with Erik Pourtau of Sysaxes, MiR’s French distributor. Watch our report.

    Mitsubishi Electric has presented a spectrum of integrated automation components and services, described as an “e factory” for the journey toward Industry 4.0. Unveiled at the SPS IPC Drives Expo 2016, it was developed to help companies explore new solutions for the automation and digitalization of industrial...

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    Going digital still remains out of reach for many manufacturers. In an effort to accelerate the move to Industry 4.0, Siemens presented its new MindSphere IoT platform at SPS.     For all the talk and hype surrounding the digitization of manufacturing, the speed of this transformation has often seemed painfully slow....

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    Watch our special video report. Is the Taiwanese Touch the beginning of a new trend in the industry? Taiwan is the world’s 6th manufacturer and the 5th exporter of machine tools. Seventy-five percent of machine-tools made in Taiwan are exported. At IMTS, the International Manufacturing Technology Show that took place...

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    Industry 4.0 has proven a popular theme again among European companies at Hannover Messe this year. But the picture appears different in the United States, where the term is barely uttered. However, that doesn’t mean America is lagging behind.   Defining Tomorrow’s Factory Industry 4.0 is a collective term used in...

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    The factory of the future is fast becoming a reality. This is nowhere more obvious than in Germany. The rise of automated plants is bringing Industry 4.0 to the forefront of production, with companies like Festo leading the way in automation.   An Intuitive HMI Technology Plant In Scharnhausen, southeast of Stuttgart,...

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