Hannover Messe 2019 – IIoT, automation, technology
IAMD - Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives - Leading Trade Show for Integrated Automation, Industrial IT, Power Transmission and Control. Tour with Peter Altmaier, MdB, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy at Festo AG & Co. KG. (Hall 15, Stand D11)
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Hannover Messe 2019 – IIoT, automation, technology

In case you didn't attend Hannover Messe 2019 this week here are some highlights of industrial automation and technology.

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From right to left: Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor; Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden; Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO ABB; Bernd Althusmann, Economic Minister of Lower Saxony; Stefan Weil, Prime Minister Lower Saxony; Hans - Georg Krabbe, Managing Director Germany; Anja Karliczek, Federal Minister of Education and Research; Jacob Wallenberg, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors ABB 
ABB shows the factory of the future to German Chancellor and PM of Sweden

ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer explained how a production cell would work in the factory of the future, where robots will collaborate with humans. They were shown how iconic, two-armed YuMi® robots together with single-armed YuMi® put together wristwatches individually with unparalleled precision, using the revolutionary versatile transport system from ABB’s newly formed Robotics & Discrete Automation business. Federal Chancellor Merkel and Swedish Prime Minister Löfven showed high interest in the factory of the future. 

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ABB, Ericsson join forces to accelerate wireless automation for flexible factories

ABB and Ericsson have strengthened their commitment to accelerate the industrial ecosystem for flexible wireless automation, which will enable enhanced connected services, industrial IoT and artificial intelligence technologies in the future. 
The partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Hannover Messe 2019, establishing their joint vision for future flexible production with automation and wireless communication. The collaboration comes during the Industry 4.0 era and 5G connectivity which allow businesses to realize increased productivity, with the help of automation and digitalization.  
The MoU confirms the partners’ agreement to continue their strong research collaboration, explore improvements in manufacturing processes and automation, and discover new business opportunities for the industrial ecosystem.
 

Markforged joins Siemens’ Foundation Partnership Program

Markforged, a leading industrial 3D printer manufacturer, announced today that the company is joining the Siemens foundation partnership program to collaborate on a new advanced software and machine integration for scaling industrial additive manufacturing innovation and productivity.
Industrial manufacturers creating cutting-edge products are frequently using generative design and performance analysis tools to optimize designs and accelerate the product development process. The primary result of these simulations are parts that can only be produced through additive manufacturing. Siemens’ NX software is a leading integrated solution for computer-aided design, manufacturing, engineering (CAD,CAM,CAE), and additive manufacturing. With the integration of NX and Markforged’s cloud-based software, Eiger, companies will be able to design highly innovative parts made of metals, advanced composites and carbon fiber-filled plastics, then seamlessly print those parts with Markforged’s additive manufacturing systems.

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On the first day of the Hannover Messe trade fair, German Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the stand of the motion plastics specialist, igus. CEO Frank Blase showed how service robots will make everyday life easier in the future.

Chancellor of Germany Gets Firsthand Look at Cost-Effective Robotics with igus

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the stand of igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics, at Hannover Messe 2019.
Merkel’s main focus during her visit with igus was to see firsthand cost-effective robotics made in Germany. igus displayed a service robot arm, which could soon be drying dishes and setting the table in many homes worldwide.
igus is using Hannover Messe to start informing customers worldwide about the future of household appliances. Service robotics will play an important role in the industry.
In order to make robots affordable for every household, igus bases its gearboxes, articulated joints and connecting components on its 50 years of pioneering work in the area of motion plastics technologies. These are lubrication-free and maintenance-free, high-performance plastics developed independently by the company. The products that are created are cost-effective and, at the same time, extremely durable. 
Every year, igus makes inroads into new areas of industry. The company's most recent innovations were 3D printing for wearing parts with a service life that can be calculated online, and lubrication-free ball bearings made of high-performance plastics.
Motion plastics are increasingly becoming high-tech components. "Smart plastics” are what igus calls products that monitor themselves during use and inform customers how long they will continue to last. 

Before a product is actually used, the customer can carry out a simulation online to find the solution with the best price/service life ratio. Enormous investments in digitization are now being made to help the company to participate in the robot industry.

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RoboticsX with a Unique Solution for Manufacturing in Industrial Robotics

RoboticsX X1 GRID platform connects machinery and production system on the factory floor with different business applications. It does so by translating industrial hardware data into information that is used by business applications. X1 GRID, a state-of-the-art industrial manufacturing software platform, can arbitrate not just most advanced machinery but also legacy operations technologies such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs). 
“RoboticsX provides a stable industrial infrastructure that extracts, translates and delivers high-quality data to IBM Watson IoT platform which further analyses the data and identifies ways to improve production or manufacturing. We are basically transforming production environments into smart factories”, said Peter Boras, CEO and co-founder of RoboticsX.
By leveraging data, provided by RoboticsX X1 GRID platform, IBM Cloud and IBM Watson IoT can further optimize machine utilization by minimizing downtime with Watson AI-supported predictive and prescriptive maintenance. IBM Advanced Analytics and AI identify potential production losses and deliver recommend actions for quality, costs and throughput optimizations. Manufacturing environments can use the AI in areas of quality assurance to reduce scrap rate and proactive supply chain management for improving planning and risk management.