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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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“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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Mapal, Aalen, (Hall 14, stand D 31) shows custom tools for machining stator housings for electric motors and parts from the automotive industry.

METAV 2018 starts under optimum macro-economic conditions – focus on Industry 4.0
METAV 2018 starts under optimum macro-economic conditions – focus...
METAV 2018 starts under optimum macro-economic conditions – focus on Industry 4.0

Today, the METAV 2018 – 20th International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies – opened its gates. Until Saturday, 560 exhibitors from 24 countries will be showcasing their machines, solutions and services in all areas of industrial production. “Above all, we are expecting visitors from North R...
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Risk-awareness does not suffice in the digital shadow world
Risk-awareness does not suffice in the digital shadow world
Risk-awareness does not suffice in the digital shadow world

“There is strong shadow where there is much light.” This well-known quote from Goethe also applies to the digital transformation: not only does data communication benefit the company concerned, it also lures the data thief. The “risks of the digital shadow world” will be illuminated by VDMA security...
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Quality Area at the METAV 2018: processes digitally under control
Quality Area at the METAV 2018: processes digitally under...
Quality Area at the METAV 2018: processes digitally under control

The motivations for visiting the Quality Area at the METAV 2018 are many and varied, but at present plenty of visitors are primrily interested in one topic: how can the quality of their processes be improved with digitalisation? What small and mid-tier companies (SMEs), especially, should bear in mi...
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