Automation without software? Unthinkable. Smart grids without IT? Impossible. HANNOVER MESSE 2016’s lead theme – “Integrated Industry” – highlights this fact: digital integration is the future. Industry 4.0 is a software-driven environment – marked by machine-to-machine communication and an increasingly complex network – all with the goal of making industrial processes more responsive, efficient, and flexible.
The industrial world is swiftly changing – engineers, developers, production planners and production specialists, maintenance technicians, and service providers need to digitalize their processes. An unbroken digital value-adding chain is an essential prerequisite for staying afloat in today’s dynamic manufacturing environment.
Digital Factory at HANNOVER MESSE is your key hub for the factory of the future. Don’t get left behind.
Virtual product development (CAx)
From CAD for mechanics through electronic CAD to simulation
Software-controlled integration of the key value-added process
Product lifecycle management (PLM)
Management of data and processes – from requirements to recycling
Process, product, and system data in 2D, 3D, and virtual reality
Manufacturing execution systems (Production control)
Production management, production control systems, and machine data
Virtual commissioning, offline programming, and set-up
Reduced downtime and machine set-up times, higher process reliability
Rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing
Fast ways of building prototypes and components; 3d printing
Technical sales and services
Current data from product development, IT-supported customer service
Supply chain management
Intelligent SCM solutions for the efficient integration of suppliers
Enterprise resource planning (Production planning)
Order processing, logistics, planning of all company resources
Running alongside concurrent trade fair “Industrial Automation”, “Digital Factory” provides both a targeted exhibition experience and an opportunity to take advantage of the synergy of crossover technology, increased relevant attendee foot traffic, and the resulting comprehensive venue for the entire industry.
Digital Factory 2016 featured:
Digital Factory - HANNOVER MESSE
April 23 - 27, 2018
Hannover Exhibition Grounds