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Every fifth company in Germany is already equipped with a smart factory, i.e., an intelligent production facility at which machines and systems are networked to an ever greater extent, so that all manufacturing sequences are centrally coordinated and, ideally, can even be automatically controlled, documented and traced. People, machines and products communicate with each other via the Internet in real-time throughout the value creation chain.
The use of smart factories is a high-tech strategy and an integral part of the Industry 4.0 project, by means of which electronics manufacturers are able to react more flexibly to market requirements.
With the theme "Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation", Rehm Thermal Systems will be holding its Technology Day in Blaubeuren on September 29, 2016. This year's event explores the advancing digital transformation in the world of electronics production as well as new solutions for networked production. Flexible software tools, digital transformation, line integration, and the possibility of automated system control are the subject of lectures and workshops.
Alois Mahr of Zollner AG will present on the possibilities of a networked factory. In addition, experts from Rehm Thermal Systems will present the new ViCon software for the VisionX series. Other lecture subjects include line integration using Protecto, use of smart sensors in thermal systems, as well as a contribution by guest speaker Philipp Oliver of NEPTUNE Information Technologies GmbH on "Deep Learning" and what artificial intelligence means for Industry 4.0.
The afternoon will be dedicated to practical applications. The specialists will give live demonstrations of soldering and coating processes with innovative plant technology on site in a series of interesting workshops. The Rehm Technology Centre offers ideal conditions for this along with extensive testing and manufacturing equipment. Sessions include: new system control using ViCon software; coating of electronic components with the Protecto system; applications and trends in different soldering processes; and drying applications and functional testing in production.
For more information and to register, click here.