Digital Factory 2.0 at MSV to offer a glimpse into the future of industry
October 3, 2023 / 11:19 AM
Digital transformation is an important part of virtually every industry today, with engineering being no exception. It enables engineering companies to make many processes automatic, leading to increased efficiency and productivity. And digitalisation will be one of the key themes of the International Engineering Fair, which will take place at the Brno Exhibition Centre from 10 to 13 October. Digital technologies will be the focus of the Digital Factory 2.0 project in Hall F, staged for the fourth time already.
A successful company of the 21st century
The need to go digital is obvious, but how to do it? How can we make the most of a company's existing potential? Visitors will find answers to these questions at the Successful Company of the 21st Century exhibition, which will be presented by the project's main partner, the National Centre for Industry 4.0, in cooperation with the CIIRC Research Institute of the Czech Technical University in Prague - RICAIP Testbed for Industry 4.0, the companies Siemens, T-Mobile, Česká spořitelna, DEL, SICK and the European innovation community EIT Manufacturing. The highlight of this year's expo will be a robotic cell demonstrating flexible modular manufacturing, using the example of scale models of electric car batteries in the process of repairing them for repeated use. During the show, this cell will demonstrate innovative solutions using a range of different technologies. Visitors will be able to see demonstrations of the use of digital twins, virtual and augmented reality, data collection via 5G, data analytics and visualisation, machine vision and, of course, collaborative robotics. Visitors will also be able to find out about numerous ways of financing innovation.
Solutions for the digitalisation of industry
The Digital Factory 2.0 will feature over 30 companies displaying the latest transformative technologies. Machine monitoring solutions will be presented by the company 4dot. An attraction will be its new PM3 vibration sensor, designed specifically for metal forming machines, which can also be used in machine tools and other applications. Also of interest will be the stand of AYES, a company specialising in smart glasses and the use of augmented reality in the digitalisation of industrial production. Various brands and types of glasses, such as RealWear, Microsoft HoloLens, Vuzix or Magic Leap 2, will be available to try out.
Unique logistics systems and technologies for streamlining and optimising logistics processes in production and warehouses will be presented by the company Bossard, which will highlight its Smart Factory Logistics systems and Smart Factory Assembly solutions. The company dataPartner specialises in the supply and implementation of information and control technologies. It supplies MES category manufacturing execution systems, automates machines and production lines, and provides software components for creating control units and machine drivers. The company Invanta brings to the industrial safety market highly innovative solutions based on machine vision and artificial intelligence that reduce the number of workplace injuries. The most commonly used workplace safety solutions such as protecting the defined perimeter of the hazardous machine and detecting the correct use of protective equipment.
The Digital Factory 2.0 will also showcase the JOBka mobile app, which enables modern, amusing, sustainable, easy and quick communication with employees. In addition to its entire portfolio of machines and technologies, the company MicroStep will also be presenting its CyberFab Manager software product meant for the automation of production processes.
Pantek (CS), authorised distributor and technical support provider of AVEVA worldwide industrial automation software, is also preparing its stand. RAYNET will also be present with its online tool for keeping track of customers, business and results in one place. CodeNOW, a technology startup that helps companies properly integrate software tools into business processes, will be presented. At its stand, it will present its Health Check Assessment tool that enables successful digitalisation of companies.
Visitors will also be able to find out more about 3Dees Industries, Act-in CZ, Additive Systems, Almeto, BoldBrick, Bossard CZ, GE Intelligent Platforms, GradexSoft, mySCADA Technologies or S&K Solutions. It will also include stands of the Electrical and Electronic Association of the Czech Republic and the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic. Near the Digital Factory 2.0, visitors will also find other companies involved in the digitalisation of industry, such as Beckhoff Automation, Compas Automation, Konica Minolta, Nordson CS, Servis Control and Visometry.
Digital Stage – 5G networks, digital twins, and cybersecurity
The Digital Stage will offer an attractive programme with thematically divided blocks. On Tuesday, there will be presentations on 3D printing in industry and services, nanotechnology in industry, virtualisation, and digital twins. Wednesday will focus on innovation support, financing, grant consultancy and 5G networks. Thursday will be dedicated to new business models, the use of data, cybersecurity, and digital innovation hubs. On Friday, the programme will focus on Industry 4.0 awards handed by the Confederation of Industry, as well as schools and their contribution to digital transformation. The show, provided by Elektrika.tv, will be streamed live so that visitors can watch it not only in person at the show, but also on the show's website or with selected media partners. For the first time this year, a second stage will also be available for additional in-depth discussions on assorted topics.