Electromobility and Industry 4.0 are undoubtedly two of the dominant themes of our age. Dubbed industrial megatrends by the EMAG Group, these were also key areas of focus at the Group's stand at EMO Hannover 2017. The EMAG Group sees its role in this changing environment as that of "facilitator", offering end-to-end solutions that can be used for efficient production of core components for electrical drive systems. For example, it showcased a number of high-performance machines, including world firsts from the fields of turning, laser welding/joining and gear cutting. While these innovations cover the traditional range of machinery, the EMAG Group is also powering forward the digitization of its production technology for establishing intelligent factories. This was reflected in its dedicated display area for visitors to try out key Industry 4.0 solutions at EMO Hannover 2017. The focus was on universal usability of the software, which is designed to make controlling, monitoring and analyzing production even easier.
The ultimate aim is to ensure a controllable, predictable and monitored production process from start to finish - that at least is the Industry 4.0 message from EMAG. The basis for this is provided by the production data from the machines, which are transformed into optimized central processes using customized software tools. "MultiMachineMonitor" can be used to centrally control a number of machines from a tablet or PC and thus perfectly harmonize production, while "MachineStatus" offers a detailed analysis of the machine and tools in use. For its part, the "EC Data" software ensures a workpiece can be traced at any point during the production process. "At EMO, we'll be presenting further solutions and demonstrating how effectively these approaches work together," said Rainer Seitz, head of software development & IoT at EMAG, in the run-up to the trade fair. "On the other hand, standardizing these tools is a very high priority for us. Customers should be able to understand the modules quickly, thus making them much easier to use. That's a key focus of our presentation."