As a group we bring together a broad range of Industry 4.0 related experience. This collaboration enables us to share insights to problems and previous responses to them, enabling more precise, effective and profitable solutions for our clients’ projects.
Industry 4.0 requires the availability of all relevant data in real time and the ability to derive the optimal value-added stream from it at any time.Balluff ensures the availability of this data.
A global leader in automation, Balluff offers a product range of exceptionally high quality, including sensors and systems for linear displacement measurement, identification, object detection and fluid measurement, including network and connection technology and extensive accessories. These sensors and identification systems collect, transport and interpret data, reliably transferring it to superior systems.
Having designed and implemented intelligent production systems for a diverse range of industries, Balluff can assist with the conception, development and realisation of a bespoke solution.
As a reliable partner for industrial automation, Balluff works alongside customers to increase the efficiency and profitability of processes, making them more competitive.
Support for implementing Industry 4.0:
Real Data for the Digital Factory
Traceability with poka-yoke
Format changes with the help of transducers
Recipe changes with RFID
Condition monitoring with powerful power supply units
Predictive maintenance with Mold-ID
Quality assurance with RFID
Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC-based control technology.
Founded in 1980 and now a world leader in automation, Beckhoff owes its success to its continuous development of innovative products and solutions using PC-based control technology. Many automation technology standards that are taken for granted today were conceptualised by Beckhoff at an early stage and successfully introduced to the market.
A genuinely holistic approach to Industry 4.0 requires horizontal integration across company boundaries, vertical integration through networked production systems, and integrated engineering throughout the product lifecycle. PC-control offers the right solution for all this, flexibly adapting to varying application requirements. Intelligence can be arranged in a hierarchically modular fashion under the central controller, but also be decentralised.
Beckhoff’s solutions include industrial PCs, I/O and fieldbus components, drive technology and automation software. These can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete, seamless control system and are available for all industries.
Beckhoff’s ‘New Automation Technology’ philosophy is represented by universal and open control and automation solutions used worldwide in a wide variety of different applications, ranging from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building automation. Industries include automotive, packaging, manufacturing, printing, robotics, renewable energy and building automation, to name a few.
Training is offered in Beckhoff’s head office or on-site, giving customers the confidence required to control their own projects.
NORD is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of drive technology for mechanical and electronic solutions.
NORD’s Industry 4.0 ready range of drives includes geared motors, motors, industrial gear units, frequency inverters, motor starters and frequency inverters for decentralised drive control – all ready to play their part in the Smart Factory.
The networked drive units communicate their status data via the control system or directly into the Cloud. Being stored in the Cloud, the data is available worldwide for evaluation and analysis.
Frequency inverters with integrated PLC functionality play a crucial role in this. The integrated PLC processes data from sensors and actuators and, if necessary, initiates a sequence control and communicates high quality drive and application data to the control centre and networked components.
Thus, the entire system of NORD drives can be monitored. The data collected can be used, for instance, to determine the maintenance condition (predictive maintenance) and drive capacity. This enables planned maintenance work that can be carried out as necessary, taking into account the current production workload.
This results in faster service, reduced downtimes and maintenance costs, as well as longer service life of the drive.
SMC is a global manufacturer of advanced pneumatic control devices and IO-Link compatible products specifically developed for Industry 4.0.
SMC understand the need that manufacturers have to integrate machinery at component level to orchestrate a symphony that makes the man-machine collaboration tick. The company has developed a range of products that communicate via IO-Link. IO-Link allows the network communication and provides the smarts for sensor to be able to relay diagnostics and pass information upstream as well as receive information downstream.
These products contribute to solutions that increase overall equipment effectiveness, improve energy efficiency and assist in agile manufacturing – ultimately, improving production efficiencies and profitability.
SMC prides itself on walking the journey with its customers. The company has taken a practical approach to Industry 4.0 and developed a four-stage process to help implement these solutions. This process comprises: understanding the drivers for change, conducting a digital maturity check, identifying key enablers and developing a road map for deployment.
Contact SMC to find out more about the four-stage process.
Universal Robots was founded in 2005 to make robot technology accessible to all by developing small, user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible industrial robots that are safe to work with.
Since the first collaborative robot (cobot) was launched in 2008, the company has experienced considerable growth with the user-friendly cobot now sold worldwide. The company, which is a part of Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense, Denmark, and has subsidiaries and regional offices in the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey, China, India, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico. In 2018, Universal Robots had a revenue of USD 234 million. For more information, please visit www.universal-robots.com or read our blog at blog.universal-robots.com.
Universal Robots offers Universal Robots+, a unique ecosystem that provides space for the creation of all thinkable applications within the free UR+ Developer Program. The innovative Plug&Play applications are being presented in the Universal Robots+ showroom. UR+ paves the way for easy and quick setup of Universal Robots applications.
Universal Robots Academy:
With its online training Universal Robots provides a free-of-charge offer for everybody with a desire to learn the concepts of collaborative robots. The platform is built to deliver hands-on learning for handling the lightweight robot arms. The aim of the open to all training modules is to further lower the automation barrier and to reduce the integration time and costs.
ZI-ARGUS is an independent systems integrator, providing total solutions in Industry 4.0, process control, automation, engineering, process consultancy and plant optimisation.
Adding value to a wide section of high performance customers within the Asia-Pacific region, its professionals execute turn-key projects in process, manufacturing, infrastructure and data centre environments.
ZI-ARGUS integrates the latest technology, development pathways and modern code base to truly support customers’ requirements when entering the Industrial 4.0 revolution. The company adopts modern principles of agile development, consulting with the customer to obtain an overall vision. Iterative process checkpoints ensure regular product reviews drive refinement, optimisation and efficiency; ultimately delivering welcome results.
ZI-ARGUS’s products include an Industry 4.0 suite of applications that quickly connect legacy and modern systems into one central platform. Real-time data and insights, through remote monitoring, allows companies to drive impact on daily operations and secure their output potential.