Industrial IT Forum Current topics on the agenda at Industry 4.0 Lounge

The continuing evolution of software solutions is changing the broad capability base of automation technology. Server-based solutions for production automation create new markets and applications for the IT industry.

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Highlight at this years Hannover Messe 2013 is the Industry 4.0 Lounge.
Highlight at this years Hannover Messe 2013 is the Industry 4.0 Lounge.
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Seamless availability of key information across all layers is a basic prerequisite for many new automation solutions which are targeted at optimization based on evaluation and analysis of operational data. ICT technologies are becoming increasingly important in the world of automation. This includes adaptation of office communication technology for automation applications, Internet connectivity for control systems and an evolutionary trend towards a dominant role for software.

The Industrial IT Forum (Hall 8, Stand D19) organized in collaboration with VDMA and ZVEI provides a central platform within the Industrial IT Theme Park where visitors, exhibitors and other interested parties can present current technologies, methodologies and service portfolios and discuss them with other professionals.

The Forum program includes presentations on topics such as process control based on the exchange of machine-readable data by Jürgen George (Pepperl+Fuchs) and integrated engineering by Ralf Jeske (ABB Automation) as well as the talk on cyber physical systems and their potential use in automation with Prof. Thomas Greiner (University of Pforzheim), Dr. Jochen Schlick (DKFI) and Prof. Dieter Wegener. A complete event list is available at.

The daily podium discussions and the Industry 4.0 Lounge each evening will be two of the highlights. Experts from the world of business, industry and science will be discussing some of today’s hot topics:

  • “Zeroing in on the Human Factor - Safety and Quality in Production” and “The Smart Factory in Production Networks”, moderator: Dr. Bernhard Diegner, Research Department, Occupational Training, Production Technology at ZVEI, on Tuesday April 9th starting at 4 P.M.
  • “Industry 4.0 - the New Production Paradigm", "Virtual Fort Knox" and "ProSense – a Contribution to the Industry 4.0 Vision of the Future"
  • “Introducing Intelligence into Production”, “User-Friendly, Efficient Production Based on Intelligent Human-Machine Interaction”, “Self-Correcting Production and Intelligent Automation”, “Intelligent Networking using Agricultural Machinery as an Example” on Thursday April 11th starting at 4 P.M.

More information on HANNOVER MESSE 2013 is available at our landingpage.

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