Smart machines, work pieces, and processes – this is what the future of German production will be like. The project “Industry 4.0” launched by the German Federal Government is intended to prepare industry accordingly. China tries to increasingly digitalize its industry under the strategy “Made in China 2025” in line with the German model. To prepare companies producing in the Peoples Republic of China for the country specific requirements, the KIT China Branch opened an Industry 4.0 Demonstration and Innovation Center on November 25, 2015 in Suzhou.
It’s the first center of this kind to combine theory and practice. The center accommodates a smart assembly line for hydraulic valves, based on technology of Bosch and Bosch Rexroth. The assembly line can be configured variably while the plant is equipped with various Industry 4.0 applications. By means of a wirelessly controlled smart system, around 90 different valve types can be produced without exchanging tools. Companies can manufacture smaller numbers of pieces at the costs of large-series production. The work piece carriers are provided with electronic data storage systems containing information on the type of valve to be manufactured by the stations and the materials and working steps needed. Via radio, the carriers transmit these data to the corresponding machines that read them and display information about materials and workflows on a screen in real time for the responsible staff.
The Industry 4.0 Demonstration and Innovation Center serves as a platform to conduct high-level trainings and facilitate joint research and innovation programs for Sino -German enterprises. Several professional training programs with regard to Production Management, Quality Management and Lean Logistics enabled by Industry 4.0 can be upheld in our unique training facilities. Moreover, the unique facilities and Industry 4.0 solutions are also part of our consulting services to upgrade your Production System to a Cyber-Physical Production System with certain tangible benefits.
How can you benefit by the Industry 4.0 Innovation Center?
Application oriented training programs with regard to most important production topics
Adjusted cases and advises based on your actual situation
Technology enabled by Industry 4.0
Gain experiences about state of the art production technology
Have positive influence on your sustainable strategy and implementation success
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