Li-Fi and Industry 4.0

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WIELAND ELECTRIC USES LIFI TECHNOLOGY IN INHOUSE PRODUCTION

Industry 4.0 requires intelligent solutions for networking machines and equipment. So-called LiFi technology is one of them. It uses the light spectrum to transfer data and is a promising alternative to WiFi and Bluetooth, because it is better protected from electromagnetic disturbance in comparison to radio waves and provides real-time capabilities in the microsecond range at data rates up to 1 Gbps. Wieland Electric in Bamberg is investigating how the technological benefits can be utilized in industrial environments. The electronics company uses the new data transmission standard in its in-house production to gain experience and include it in the development of LiFi for industrial communication.

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SAVE THE DATE: June 13, 2019 – Future of Industrial Design Summit, Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade, The Netherlands

Future of Industrial Design Summit will take place on June 13, 2019, at Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade, The Netherlands.

The event focuses on Industrial Design 4.0, i.e. industrial design addressing the specifics of smart industry. It is aimed at professional designers who are interested in staying up-to-date with all new technologies, workflow and processes.

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Save the date: October 2, 2019, Industry 4.0 and Photonics, during Photonics Applications Week (PHAPPS Week)

Save the date: October 2, 2019, Industry 4.0 and Photonics, during Photonics Applications Week (PHAPPS Week) in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Find more about Industry 4.0 and Photonics: https://www.isnconference.com/

Find more about Photonic Applications Week (PHAPPS Week): https://phappsweek.com/

Host your own event: https://phappsweek.com/host-your-own-event/

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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Virtual-Augmented reality in Industry 4.0: Hype or serious business? – Presented by Coen Sanderink, Brabant Development Agency

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”

Process Mining and Data Engineering for Smart Industry – Presented by Erik-Jan van der Linden, ProcessGold International

Process Mining and Data Engineering for Smart Industry – Presented by Erik-Jan van der Linden, ProcessGold International, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference on November 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Process Mining provides industry with the possibility to find out how processes go about in practice, and to continuously improve these.

Process Mining is an example of the good use of data in Smart Industry. In particular sharing of data between partners in Industry will improve processes. Continue reading “Process Mining and Data Engineering for Smart Industry – Presented by Erik-Jan van der Linden, ProcessGold International”

Industry 4.0 has evolved from a disparate set of high-flown ideas around connectivity into a real practice

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

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”