Fraunhofer presents the Machine 4.0 concept at EMO

Machine 4.0 concept, vormpersen

Fraunhofer IWU will be presenting its 'Machine 4.0 concept’ at EMO Hannover 2017 in September. The concept combines an actual and a virtual machine - in this case a die-casting machine.

Simulation and production go hand in hand in this concept and there are no stand-alone machines. The method of simulation is updated by all sorts of sensors in the production machine that allow it to carry out more accurate calculations. The results are then linked back and can be used to set the production parameters. Developments in IT, technology and digitisation have resulted in this concept, which can be converted to work with other production processes or machinery.

EMO Hannover takes place between 18 and 23 September. Experts from Sirris will be present to look at all the latest developments and trends on show.

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