Save the date: October 2, 2019, Industry 4.0 and Photonics, during Photonics Applications Week (PHAPPS Week) in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
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Photonics is key technology for smart factories
Sensor networks for smart industry (industry 4.0 / industrie 4.0) and smart infrastructure are getting more and more essential. Real time information from ‘the real world’ to support decision making and control of vital processes will be an integral part of business processes.
Photonics provides smart factories with optical fibres for high-speed, reliable data communication, fibre lasers for production and sensors for intelligent feedback. One of the most promising developments is the ‘smart laser’, that understand what material it processes, how the process develops and when it is finished. Smart lasers are highly flexible and can adapt to changes in the material, such as shape, reflectivity, thickness and orientation.
The ISN Conference consists of several workshops where endusers and suppliers will meet and discuss what is needed for Smart Industry and how photonics can support this.
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The plant of the future starts today! – Presented by Maurice Jilderda, Sitech Services, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, on January 18, 2019, at Rotterdam AHOY, The Netherlands.
This presentation gives insights in our Industry 4.0 journey. Topics are our 4.0 vision and mission, strategy, solutions and usecases.
What drives you?
Drive industry 4.0 and use this to improve safety, performance, reliability and sustainability for customers Continue reading “The plant of the future starts today! – Presented by Maurice Jilderda, Sitech Services”
Photonics: key technology for smart factories
Lasers: efficient, sustainable and low-cost manufacturing
Lasers are one of the most widely used photonics tools. They are ideal for manufacturing strong lightweight constructions, such as wind turbine blades or crash-safe car chassis. But also the production of batteries, fuel cells and solar cells requires laser technology. And every semiconductor chip today is manufactured using optical lithography, a form of laser technology. Continue reading “Photonics: key technology for smart factories”
Virtual and Augmented Reality Today Are Like the Internet in ‘95
Some say virtual and augmented reality will be an integral part of our everyday lives within 10 years. But what does this market look like today? Is it hype or a business with real potential?
When clients and business partners ask me about the current state of the virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) markets, I usually draw the comparison with the Internet in 1995.
Back then – in the era of desktop computers and dial-in modems – it was hard to imagine where “this new Internet thing” would take us more than 20 years later. Check out this epic TV interview from ‘95, in which Bill Gates tries to explain the benefits of the Internet and everyone just laughs. Continue reading “Virtual and Augmented Reality Today Are Like the Internet in ‘95 (Video)”
Virtual-Augmented reality in Industry 4.0: Hype or serious business? – Presented by Coen Sanderink, Brabant Development Agency at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, which will take place on November 8, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The last two years the Brabant Development Agency did a survey of the Virtual- and Augmented reality market. We wanted to know how this technology could influence the manufacturing and startup business of the future. Do you have to take it serious of is it just a hype? That question will be answered. Continue reading “Virtual-Augmented reality in Industry 4.0: Hype or serious business? – Presented by Coen Sanderink, Brabant Development Agency”
It goes by many names – Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but whatever you call it, the idea of connected manufacturing is becoming increasingly pervasive. Indeed, it’s risen to such prominence that 2016’s Hannover Messe, where Industry 4.0 was the central theme, was opened by two of the world’s most powerful leaders – Barack Obama and Angela Merkel. Continue reading “Industry 4.0 has evolved from a disparate set of high-flown ideas around connectivity into a real practice”
The question is not if Industry 4.0 is coming, but how quickly
First came steam and the first machines that mechanized some of the work our ancestors did. Next was electricity, the assembly line and the birth of mass production. The third era of industry came about with the advent of computers and the beginnings of automation, when robots and machines began to replace human workers on those assembly lines. Continue reading “The question is not if Industry 4.0 is coming, but how quickly”
Industry 4.0 is today’s most dynamic business opportunity
Industrial revolutions are momentous events. By most reckonings, there have been only three. The first was triggered in the 1700s by the commercial steam engine and the mechanical loom. The harnessing of electricity and mass production sparked the second, around the start of the 20th century. The computer set the third in motion after World War II (see “The Man Who Made the Computer Age Possible,” by Jeffrey E. Garten). Continue reading “Industry 4.0 is today’s most dynamic business opportunity”
UK and global companies are investing massively for Industry 4.0 success
Around 74% of UK firms1 expect to drive high levels of digitisation and integration by 2021, according to a new global report by PwC, Industry 4.0: Building the Digital Enterprise.
As manufacturing firms increasingly focus on Industry 4. 0, PwC’s survey of over 2,000 global companies across nine industry sectors reveals that 33% of global firms already rate their level of digitisation as high, with this value rising to 72% when asked for a five year prediction. Continue reading “UK and global companies are investing massively for Industry 4.0 success”
Our challenge is to ensure that all industrial sectors make the best use of new technologies and manage their transition towards higher value digitised products and processes, commonly known as “Industry 4.0”. In order to reach this goal, I propose to take action in four key areas:
1) Digital innovation hubs
Our ambition should be to empower any business, wherever it is located in Europe, and especially SMEs, to master its digital transition. Regions and local authorities have a key role to play in this effort, with digital research and competence centres leading the way. Continue reading “European Commission announces action plan to support Industry 4.0”