MDA: Paving the Way for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  Enquire / contact me

Power transmission and control manufacturers to showcase products and solutions for tomorrow’s industrial production systems

MDA: Paving the Way for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
MDA: Paving the Way for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Is the fourth industrial revolution (aka Industry 4.0) just around the corner? And if so, what sorts of changes and adjustments will it require on the part of manufacturers? If you're asking yourself these sorts of questions, you'll find the answers you're looking for - and much more - at MDA (Motion, Drive & Automation) 2015. Around 1,100 world-leading manufacturers of power transmission and control components and systems will be there. They will be presenting a wide range of market ready ideas and building blocks for next-generation production systems.

Power transmission and control technology is integral to next-generation production systems because combining drives, actuators, sensors and control units into integrated systems is the key to realizing manufacturing plants and machines that can do things like share information, monitor themselves, detect when tools are wearing out, and even self-optimize on the fly. The other part of the Industry 4.0 equation involves integrating machine components, tools and even the products they produce into overarching communication networks to create the Internet of Things.

In terms of Industry 4.0, there is still uncertainty - and a great deal of debate - as to the exact form that the anticipated digital transformation might take and the effects that it might have on production, products and the overall product development process. But whatever happens, power transmission and control will have a major role in it. That's according to the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), an organization that is undoubtedly at the forefront of the Industry 4.0 trend in Germany. Hartmut Rauen, a member of the VDMA Executive Directorate, explains: "As enablers of smart, efficient production processes, power transmission control technologies have an integral part to play in Industry 4.0. The power transmission and control industry is also a user of Industry 4.0. Its intelligent components are important sources of the big data that will be mined and analyzed in the connected world of Industry 4.0."

Posted on December 15, 2014 - (133 views)
by
Related articles
Aucotec Presents the DCS Portal at SPS IPC Drives 2018
LMI Technologies Receives the Certification for Integration with Universal Robots
SIKO Presents the PositionLine at SPS IPC Drives 2018 with IEN Europe
SIKO Presents the MagLine at SPS IPC Drives with IEN Europe
Better HMI and Evolution from PCBs to PLCs Pave the Way for New Market Opportunities
Interface Technology
The CC-Link Partner Association Announces the Future Of Open Industrial Ethernet
Continued Market Growth Is Testament To The Development Of PLCs
Industrial Ethernet
Biocompatible Medical Cable
Sensing Innovation in Process and Control
Ultrasonic Flowmeter TRX
Hannay Reels Delivers Every Time
Multi-protocol Network Diagnostics
Take your Manufacturing to the Edge. Connect Everything
Power in new Dimensions - BXT Motor Family
Mechanical Position Sensor MP600 Series
Heaters of H series
3 Phase Book Style EMC Filter
Leading Distributor in Automation & Robotics Technology
Labfacility L60+ Thermocouple & Fine Wire Welder
Integrated Servo Motor
Single-Stage Filter
Medical Grade PC
High Speed and High Definition Camera
Multi-function Sensor Module
Drive for Marine Installations
AC/DC Desktop Power Adapters
Monitoring Fugitive Emissions & Leaks
Integrated Drive for Induction Motors
Aucotec Presents the DCS Portal at SPS IPC Drives 2018
LMI Technologies Receives the Certification for Integration with Universal Robots
SIKO Presents the PositionLine at SPS IPC Drives 2018 with IEN Europe
SIKO Presents the MagLine at SPS IPC Drives with IEN Europe
Multi-protocol Network Diagnostics
Interroll Launches its Versatile Drive Platform at Sauber Motorsport
Brushless Flat DC-Servomotors with more torque
Labfacility L60+ Thermocouple & Fine Wire Welder
SCADA for Supervision and HMI
Power in new Dimensions - BXT Motor Family