What will the foundry industry of the future look like? Can production be increased by means of intelligent value creation? And how flexible can process management really be guided by Smart Data? All of these questions were answered at this year's symposium "Digitalization in the Foundry Industry" at the beginning of October, organized by Prof. Schlüter of Ansbach University.
Druckguss Westfalen relies on Kuka for the automation of 15 die casting systems as well as for the loading and unloading of six CNC machines. With these new processes the foundry is laying the foundation for production in the sense of Industry 4.0 and increased efficiency.
Semantic interoperability is considered key for the implementation of Industry 4.0. Standardized and secure communication from the field device to the cloud is no longer a vision, but a reality that can be implemented with the help of OPC UA. In this article you will learn what this open communication standard is all about.