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.
Topic Track: MDA Session Topic: Reduce Per Unit Production Cost with Conditional Monitoring and Machine Tool Analytics
Today’s machine builders and users face many challenges to stay competitive and sustainable into the future. The high complexity of machine tools combined with ambitious productivity and efficiency targets require additional transparency to detect (and avoid) possible areas for unplanned downtime and optimized processes. Having the right data at your fingertips to support machine tool program execution is essential for a successful operation. Data-driven intelligence coupled with cloud-based analytics, better response times to machine tool alarms, and quicker recovery from unplanned downtime are a few features available to improve machine performance. Join this session to learn how your company can benefit from data-driven intelligence and see a live demonstration of machine tool analytics using Siemens’ open IoT operating system, MindSphere.
Siemens industrial manufacturing software, process automation, and automation drives technology, increases flexibility, cuts market launch lead time, and significantly reduces energy or wastewater costs for manufacturing companies. The result is increased sustainability for our customers, while driving their competitive strengths. IMTS 2018 Booth #134500 & #134502 www.usa.siemens.com/cnc
Anyone who has purchased a new tool for a shop or consulted on a machine sale knows that some people in the manufacturing world promise more than they can deliver.
This piece of software will triple your productivity and cut energy use by 83%. This bar feeder will double the speed of your lathe, collect any chips that fall, and make a heck of a cappuccino. No matter what challenge your business is facing, the one thing they’re selling is all you need for a profitable, successful future.
The problem is, sometimes they’re right. The first person to try to convince a shop to attach a computer to its numeric controls probably had people questioning his claims. And the shops that passed on CNC systems quickly found themselves at a disadvantage to competitors willing to take that risk.
The key to separate impossible promises from opportunities to leverage cutting-edge technology is education. Hearing from multiple, well-informed experts gives you the information to ask the right questions. A few sessions at the largest manufacturing technology show in North America might not turn you into the leading authority on Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), but it can help you make sense of some of the claims you hear about technology.
To be held Sept. 11, 2018, Hannover Messe USA’s Integrated Industries Conference (IIC) offers three tracks focusing on key trends that are transforming industry – advances in motion, design, and automation; integration of multiple manufacturing and digital systems; and Industry 4.0/IIoT, the process for digitizing and analyzing manufacturing from design through shipment.
These conferences cover the nuts and bolts of advanced manufacturing – practical adoptions of new technologies instead of promises for magical transformations. Speakers will discuss linear motors, machine tool monitoring, robotic downtime, adaptive controls, abrasives, tool holding, cabling, and parts cleaning – showcasing technologies that could be applied immediately to improve cost effectiveness at most facilities.
IIC has long been a part of IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show – promoting advanced manufacturing. Hannover Fairs USA has expanded its presence at IMTS 2018, grabbing more show space and renaming its co-located show Hannover Messe USA. The new name ties the show and conferences to Hannover Messe, the world’s largest annual manufacturing technology show, held every April in Germany.
Attending the IIC can enhance your IMTS 2018 experience, providing the background and context you’ll need to evaluate claims. Advanced technologies are transforming how the best companies make amazing products, and a little bit of training can help you recognize the opportunities that will propel your business into the future.
On behalf of Hannover Fairs USA, I am pleased to announce and welcome you to the 2018 Integrated Industries Conference at Hannover Messe USA on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Hannover Messe USA is the exhibition as the North American extension of the iconic Hannover Messe trade show held every April in Hannover, Germany. Both in the U.S. and internationally, Hannover Messe is the largest showcase of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 technologies and topics.
This year’s Integrated Industries Conference will spotlight industry experts from around the world. Many are exhibiting across our Hannover Messe USA trade shows, including Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives USA for integrated automation, industrial IT, drive, and control technology; as well as ComVac USA; Industrial Supply USA; and Surface Technology USA. Speakers will offer real time solutions to meet your manufacturing concerns and all topics will directly reflect solutions demonstrated on the Hannover Messe USA show floor.
The 2018 Integrated Industries Conference covers three major educational topic tracks: Motion, Drive, and Automation; IIoT/Industry 4.0; and Integrated Industries.
During the Motion, Drive, and Automation track, product managers from Siemens, Block, Hiwin, and Elmo Motion Control will present topics such as: How to reduce per-unit production cost with conditional monitoring and machine tool analytics; Synchronous PM linear motors applied to laser motion systems; Electronic circuit breaker, new vision of control; and the paradox of smart manufacturing.
As part of the Industrial Internet of Things/Industry 4.0 track, thought leaders from Sercos, Balluff, Rittal, and B&R will discuss topics such as: Industrial communication in the context of Industry 4.0 and IIoT; An introduction to smart manufacturing, IIoT, Industry 4.0 and why you should care; Looking at IIoT with the addition of artificial intelligence; and How the adaptive machine makes IIoT a practical reality.
During the Integrated Industries track, product engineers and senior executives from Kaeser Compressors, Bimba, and Acumatica/JAAS Systems will present topics such as: How to cut costs and improve productivity with your compressed air system; The role of intelligent connected devices in reducing down time; and Improving efficiency through a machine’s life cycle.
Combined with Hannover Messe USA, the 2018 Integrated Industries Conference offers a perfect platform to preview and discuss the most comprehensive demonstration of trending IIoT, Industry 4.0, and smart factory topics from around the globe. By attending, you will gain the necessary competitive advantages to help you thrive in today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing environment.
My entire team and I look forward to seeing you this September in Chicago.
HANNOVER MESSE USA Integrated Industries Conference – $275 Includes access to the Integrated Industries Conference (Sept. 11) Incudes a lunch voucher for two days Includes access to IMTS exhibit floor for all six days
HANNOVER MESSE USA Discount Package – $475 Includes access to the IMTS exhibit floor for all 6 show days Includes access to the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (Sept. 13) Includes access to the Integrated Industries Conference (Sept. 11) Includes access to the OPC Foundation Conference (Sept. 13)
IMTS 2018 / HANNOVER MESSE USA Combo Discount Package – $675 Includes access to the IMTS exhibit floor for all 6 show days Includes access to all 4 days of the I MTS 2018 Conference (Sept. 10-13) Includes access to the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (Sept. 13) Includes access to the Integrated Industries Conference (Sept. 11) Includes access to the OPC Foundation Conference (Sept. 13) Includes a lunch voucher for all four conference days (Sept. 10 - 13)