From April 13th to 17th, the Smart Electronic Factory (www.smart-electronic-factory.com) will be opening its doors to industry professionals at the HANOVER TRADE FAIR at stand A04 in hall 7. The Smart Electronic Factory is integrated into a real electronics factory and is designed as a practical information and demonstration platform for Industry 4.0 – created by one medium-sized company for other medium-sized companies. A group, comprising university institutes, systems manufacturers and software suppliers, evaluates real-world application scenarios in the sense of the fourth industrial revolution. The results will be presented in Hanover by the companies involved on the shared trade fair stand.
The Smart Electronic Factory is a lighthouse project aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises for the implementation of Industry 4.0 scenarios. The objective is to implement Industry 4.0-compatible applications in a real electronics factory and then adapt these for other sectors.
What is different here is that the Industry 4.0 evaluation environment is not integrated into a model factory, but rather into a real production facility. The first step is to make machine processes perform more efficiently and minimize fault-related costs. Machine, process and quality data is currently already captured fully automatically via smart devices for each primary step in the production process and subsequently subjected to a Big Data analysis. After further supplementing the data sets already captured, this should then be used promptly for an automatic root cause analysis.
Small and medium-sized company initiative presents latest findings at the trade fair
The initiators of the small and medium-sized company initiative launched in 2014 are EMS service provider Limtronik GmbH, in whose factory the Smart Electronic Factory is integrated, and iTAC Software AG. The project is being implemented by an Industry 4.0 collaboration, comprising small and medium-sized German software companies such as iTAC, in-GmbH, DUALIS and systems manufacturers. University-based research institutes such as the Central Hesse University of Applied Sciences (THM) are also participating in the initiative.
The goal for the final version is to create a self-learning machine in the meaning of Industry 4.0. This will identify the root cause of faults under clearly defined conditions and define/introduce suitable measures for avoiding these faults.
At the HANOVER TRADE FAIR, the initiative will be presenting the technological progress that has been made, detailing the current status and providing a future outlook regarding the Smart Electronic Factory at stand A04 in hall 7.
You can find further information at www.smart-electronic-factory.com