The M-group demonstrates how value is created through interconnectivity between machines. A symbolic demonstration factory processes raw materials into a finished product in two operations. Depending on the raw material, the operations take a certain time or a certain cost which varies randomly. The behaviour of each machine is a “learned” algorithm. You can disrupt or interfere with the machines and you will see how the algorithm will redirect the other tasks on the working machines, choosing always the most favourable balance between total cost and total editing time.
Cobots are one of the many technological tools that Mariasteen is exploring to offer more opportunities for workers with limited employability. Reasons such as lack of fine motor skills, a steady hand, the functionality of one hand or to use a third hand made sure that they were among the first in Belgium to implement cobots to support its employees. Together with Sirris, they developed a collaborative robot that assists their employees in the performance of their different tasks.
Take a picture of your visit to Indumation 2019 via this accessible, attractive and interactive setup based on new digital technologies!
Virtual Commissioning involves an extensive test phase of the original industrial drivers, intended for the final production machine or installation, on a virtual replica. This shortens the implementation time for new and adapted installations by testing and debugging the control logic early in the process and compose possible escalation scenarios. This ensures safe working conditions before the physical installation is available. In a later stage the virtual replica offers numerous opportunities to test the impact of optimizations offline. Over time, the daily use of the installation will evolve in such a way that a custom control logic imposes itself. The demo shows an application of virtual commissioning on a demo case where the control logic of a machine control (e.g. Siemens, Beckhoff) is validated on the basis of a virtual replica of the real machine.
How can camera technology simplify assembly and packaging commands? Which role can cameras play in a quality process? Would you like to know more about the way in which this technology is implemented in WAAK to support their specific target group?
Remote diagnosis is a digital service that most machine builders and system integrators on today already offer. This allows to efficiently intervene when machines are in downtime. By remote diagnosis unnecessary movements are avoided and the intervention time can be greatly reduced. To obtain remote access to production machines and equipment, these must be connected to a network. This requires a good security approach with sufficient attention to Industrial Security. The result of the research is presented through a number of demos that show the impact of new hardware/software components and network configurations. The demo Setup illustrates some specific remote access solutions.
How can virtual and augmented reality be used to support the operator in executing its various tasks? This demo shows different ways where the operator can perform its work more efficiently and effectively by using those technologies.
This hexapod shows how demo positions can be controlled via the cloud, while data is logged. This demo also offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the different facets of PLC training.
Get to know the different opportunities of collaborative robots. How can they help and support an operator while performing different tasks? Besides collaborative robots, this demo explores the opportunities generated by implementing physical load measurements!