The way manufacturers do business is constantly changing, and those who adapt have the competitive advantage.
Right now, substantial changes are taking place:
Software in the cloud, including ERP
Mobile devices are everywhere – including the manufacturing floor
Internet of Things (IoT)
Predictive Analytics (Big Data)
Each trend will have an impact on manufacturers, whether a 10-person shop or 10,000-person shop. This presentation will extrapolate on each trend in some detail and explain the advantages of having an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and how it can help address these issues.
Acumatica Manufacturing Edition offers a complete, multi-site manufacturing control and planning system for make-to-stock, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, project centric, job shop, batch, and repetitive manufacturing. It was developed in partnership with JAAS Systems. Manufacturing Edition provides one solution to run an entire business by integrating with Acumatica’s financials, distribution, commerce, field service, customer relationship management (CRM), and project accounting products. Acumatica, the fastest-growing cloud ERP company, offers flexible licensing and deployment options, priced by resources used, enabling a system to grow as a business grows.
Topic Track: Integrated Industries Session Topic: The Role of Intelligent Connected Devices in Reducing Downtime and Improving Efficiency Throughout a Machine’s Life Cycle
The Internet of Things (IoT) can impact every stage of a machine’s life. Using real world examples, this session will explore where and how to apply intelligent, connected devices throughout the life cycle of a machine.
Areas to be covered include:
Understanding which components are critical
Improving machine design with smart sensors
Maximizing component life by optimizing pneumatic circuits
Reducing downtime with condition monitoring
Repairing equipment faster using remote diagnostic tools
Discussions will also highlight how Industry 4.0 technologies benefit companies that would lose product batches and significant money if their processes went down; original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) looking for a competitive edge; and industries including packaging, automotive, factory automation, material handling, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and medical.
A forward-thinking innovator, Bimba provides industry-leading pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric motion solutions that are easy-to-use, reliable, and ready for engineering challenges.
Topic Track: MDA Session Topic: Synchronous PM Linear Motors Applied to Laser Motion SystemsContemporary laser systems use picosecond (10-12) or femtosecond (10-15) lasers. One of the key components rendering such systems possible is the use of fast motion systems driven by NdFeB (neodymium/ iron/boron) permanent magnet linear motors. Such motors are capable of 20Gs to 30Gs acceleration and submicron accuracy. This presentation will give an overview of the development of NdFeB permanent magnet motors and how they rank with other types of linear motors (induction linear motors/SmCo linear motors/piezo motors).Hiwin Technologies Corp. is professionally engaged in the innovation and the manufacturing of ballscrew and motion control components. Always regarding professional excellence, working enthusiasm, and enterprise responsibility as their management philosophy since Hiwin was established, the company strives to meet the demand of all fields. IMTS 2018 Booth #134742 www.hiwin.com
Topic Track: MDA Session Topic: VFD Cabling and Changes in NFPA 79
The recently updated 2018 NFPA 79 electrical standard for industrial machinery requires the use of thermoset wiring types for installation on power conversion equipment such as variable frequency drives (VFDs) and variable speed drives.
Proper cabling, an often-underestimated component, is vital to the safe and proper function of a variable speed drive using pulse width modulation. Installers are often faced with lack of direction from equipment manufacturers or with conflicting requirements as different countries have different standards for wiring methods. But if the cable construction is not up to the job, it can cause the system to function improperly and raise safety issues due to premature cable failures and short circuits.
This presentation will analyze how the effects of pulse width modulation challenge the cable construction, what the NFPA 79 2018 edition is recommending, and what direction the industry is taking to address these issues.
Lutze Inc. designs and manufactures industrial cables and accessories for automation applications.
Lutze Inc., located in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the North American headquarters and a part of the Lutze International Group with experience in automation for more than 60 years.
Lutze Inc. has its North American production facility in Massachusetts. The products evolve around flexible and high flexing specialty cables for control, electronic, bus, and network as well as motor, VFD, and servo applications.
Lutze product specialists understand the relevant industry codes, standards, and regulations and specify state-of-the-art products meeting and exceeding these requirements.
Topic Track: MDA Session Topic: How the Future is Held Together with Applied Expansion Technology
With all of the talk about Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) it is easy to get excited about the possibilities the future has to offer. All of the innovation in manufacturing over the years has resulted in more production with higher quality. The limits on what is considered precise have constantly been improving. While Industry 4.0 focuses on adding more tracking and data to improve manufacturing, it will accomplish the same goal of more production at a higher quality. The way that it will accomplish this is with intent. Engineers and managers will be able to make decisions with more intent based on the information at hand. Another technology that will advance manufacturing through intent is applied expansion technology for ID/OD clamping.
Applied expansion technology has the ability to provide the highest level of accuracy in part/tool locating and holding. With repeat accuracy in the 0.003mm range, applied expansion technology will advance precision workholding to improve production quality as manufacturing becomes more sophisticated. From applications in the aerospace industry to the energy sector, by designing fixturing with intent, manufacturers will achieve tighter tolerances and produce superior products. Engineered solutions for part holding, whether mechanical or hydraulic, will become more common in the manufacturing environment, just like connectivity; both pursuing the goal of higher output while redefining precision.
Schunk is a competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology. About 3,000 employees in 9 plants and 33 directly owned subsidiaries ensure an intensive market presence. With more than 11,000 standard components, Schunk offers the world’s largest assortment of gripping systems and clamping technology from one source. Since 2012, Goalkeeper legend Jens Lehmann is brand ambassador for safe, precise gripping and holding.