5/25/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

EMO Hannover 2019 Focuses on Smart Technologies

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The EMO Hannover 2019 will be held from September 16–21 under the motto of “smart technologies driving tomorrow’s production.” It will concentrate on the current paradigm shift in industrial production operations, which are no longer focusing (only) on the better, faster and more accurate, but on the development and implementation of new functions within the framework of Industry 4.0. 


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EMO Hannover 2019 showed that Industry 4.0 has arrived in the machine tool industry. Therefore, EMO Hannover 2019 will focus on the technical options opened up by digitalization and networking. According to Carl Martin Welcker, general commissioner of EMO Hannover 2019, this will not mean the end of the traditional method of optimizing machines and processing. The show will focus on the productivity, quality and reliability triggered by new technologies. Industry 4.0 creates new customer needs. Attendees will once again find inspiration and specific examples of innovative solutions in Hannover in September 2019.

For instance, last year, scientists at the German Academic Society for Production Engineering (WGP) in their position paper on Industry 4.0 published an action guide and showed how big data can be rendered manageable using techniques like the data mining method. Besides this guide, the professors at the WGP contributed their expertise to other bilateral arrangements between the industrial sector and the academic community. They use EMO Hannover to showcase the projects they are conducting with industrial partners for a global public audience.
Another trending issue is artificial intelligence. To ensure that the mechanical engineering sector benefits from artificial intelligence, the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) has published a study entitled “Machine Learning 2030,” which is intended as a kind of roadmap. The automotive industry is making use of artificial intelligence and entering into alliances. For example, there is a cooperative arrangement between Mercedes-Benz and the graphics-chip manufacturer, Nvidia. Together, they are aiming to put an artificial intelligence-based vehicle on the road in the next few years. 
In another example, Virtual Fort Knox is a cloud-IT platform for production companies that the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart, Germany, created. The platform functions as an IT backbone for Industry 4.0 solutions and networks production companies with software vendors and machinery manufacturers. But, IT companies, control system and machinery manufacturers will also be offering their solutions at the show.


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