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The Xeidana software, which was developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) in Chemnitz, provides users with a solution package that can take care of various tasks ranging from data acquisition to automated quality control. Foto: IWU

High-quality sensor data is a crucial requirement for Industry 4.0
High-quality sensor data is a crucial requirement for Industry...
High-quality sensor data is a crucial requirement for Industry 4.0

The use of appropriate sensor technology in production is a basic prerequisite for the implementation of Industry 4.0. It collects data on process and machine status as it arises and makes it available for various process-relevant information services and workflows. However, the costs of sensor tech...
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Order Intake of the German Machine Tool Industry Q4 2018

Order bookings shrink in the German machine tool industry
Order bookings shrink in the German machine tool industry
Order bookings shrink in the German machine tool industry

In the fourth quarter of 2018, order bookings at the German machine tool industry fell by 13 per cent compared to the preceding year’s equivalent period. Domestic orders slumped by 28 per cent. Orders from abroad were down by four per cent. For 2018, the overall rise was one per cent. Domestic order...
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“The next important milestone for umati is the presentation of a more extensive showcase at EMO Hannover 2019', Broos from VDW announces.

Full throttle towards a common language for machine tools
Full throttle towards a common language for machine tools
Full throttle towards a common language for machine tools

umati (universal machine tool interface) moves one step ahead towards becoming a generally accepted standard. VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association and the OPC Foundation establish a so-called Joint Working Group. Interested parties are cordially invited to participate with immediate ef...
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