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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Industrial Design 4.0 follows Industry 4.0

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SAVE THE DATE: June 13, 2019 – Future of Industrial Design Summit, 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: 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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The plant of the future starts today! – Presented by Maurice Jilderda, Sitech Services

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.

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Photonics: key technology for smart factories

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 (Video)

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

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”

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”