(4) Tech CAFÉ: Scouting for new technologies in manufacturing

AR/VR: (new) tools for manufacturing and maintenance development and improvement: toward the ‘augmented operator’ Opportunities: ageing prevention, know-how transfer, cost efficiency Issues: change management, sustainability, ethical, unions Sales forecast, production and workforce planning, process control and improvement with Artificial Intelligence Opportunities: cost efficiency, quality improvement Issues: know-how availability, best practices Human Robot Cooperation: creation andRead more

Keynote: The digital journey of voestalpine High Performance Metals

Digital Transformation in the context of a world market leader in special steels: How we define digitalization and what are our focus topics? – Some applications: The worlds most advanced special steel plant Robotics in rough environments Advanced data analytics. Successes and lessons learned AR applications: How can they support in a useful way? TheRead more

Closing Keynote: Using pilot approach improve performance on quality, performance and ROI

Sensor technology opens new opportunities for data capture Predict quality, improve performance and cost Manage material variances and exploit new design opportunities Focusing on close loop approachRead more

(5) COMPETENCE CAFÉ: How can a competence team for the efficient digitization of a manufacturing company be built up? How does this work in addition to the actual main tasks?

How to establish a cross functional team of 35 employees to drive forward the Digital Transformation within the company How to create a Digital Journey for a  team and a whole company. What are the key elements to make a company fir for this challenge? Digitization is not a technical issue – it is anRead more

(2) INNOVATION CAFÉ: How can new technologies (AR, VR etc.) in the context of IoT help manufacturing to make production more efficient?

Which technologies exist and which of them are really useful? How do we get new technologies into the routine? What technological challenges await us in the future of the production sector?Read more

Keynote: A strategical view to tackle the mass of upcoming topics for smart maintenance and smart production together?

Technology is driving a major change in all processes of production and maintenance Handling all these changes is difficult even for big  asset owners Transforming brownfield assets is keen, political advantage A new way of collaboration is born 4opmc the Digital Lab for the industryRead more

Challenge Your Peers round table 3: Safety and security – burden or boon?

Why is safety and security relevant, and how can we ensure them? What are differences and commonalities between safety and security from the user’s point of view? Are safety and security irrelevant annoyances, obstacles forced upon us by the circumstances, or can we even turn them into a market advantage?Read more

Challenge Your Peers round table 2: How smart technologies can deliver more customer benefits. An insight into the digitalization of Würth eiSos

SMART 5: Technologies for your benefit! Würth Elektronik eiSos focuses on the customer with its digitalization concept. The concept combines the five components SMART Communication, SMART Factory, SMART Data, SMART Delivery and SMART Support. By using the latest and most advanced technologies within the company, added value is to be created for the entire customerRead more

Panel discussion: How to materialize industrial value with the help of Digital Tools?

As the topic of industry 4.0 increasingly arrives in reality in the form of concrete projects, risks are crystallizing out as well as opportunities. Knowing and addressing these risks is not only essential for successful project work, but also in order to subsequently raise the predicted potentials. Can digitalisation and the associated technologies already contributeRead more

Case Study: Digital Twins – How to digitalise analogue assets?

„Sensformer“: an approach to digitize an analogue asset (connected transformer) How to use Cloud, apps and data integration as driver of digital representation of an asset?Read more

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