Hofmann und Vratny, a Bavarian specialist for solid carbide milling tools, will be presenting themselves for the first time at the EMO Hannover 2017. The innovations on show will include titanium and Inconel milling cutters that have been specifically designed for the aerospace engineering sector. Also exhibited will be new developments for the cutting of V4A stainless steel, wood and hardened steel. The highlight is said to be the Industry 4.0 software Bar Collect, developed in collaboration with Blue Rain Software. The system enables a digital image of a physical product. As is explained, each product receives a globally unique number, the so-called GUID, and is therefore distinctively identifiable. Every enterprise in the value-added chain can attach their information to the digital image of a product. The platform enables the combination of single product IDs (GUIDs) into total packages or production units. This is claimed to simplify the goods receipt and goods issue processes and enable products to be depicted that in turn can consist of several single products. The architecture in the form of a neural network reportedly allows immense amounts of data to be stored, processed and queried in a very short amount of time.
Industry 4.0 platform ensures transparency
Hofmann and Vratny present a new industry 4.0 platform with Bar Collect. The architecture in the form of a neural network makes it possible to store immense data sets and to retrieve them very quickly. The goal is to depict products in their value chain and to facilitate the goods receipt and goods issue processes.