The first FutureStandardsNow–Industry 4.0 convention was held in Vienna on March 15, 2017. Market and technology leaders came together to discuss future issues related to Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing.
At the convention, organized by the Austrian Standards Institute and the Association Industry 4.0 Austria, the focus lay firmly on knowledge transfer. Researchers and scientists from leading companies including Nokia, Magna International, voestalpine and TTTech examined issues such as using standards to support new business models, or facilitating production through enhanced networking. At the event the focus was primarily on the framework conditions for securing communication between plants and computers.
Industry 4.0 at voestalpine
- Smart Production
- Big Data and
- Predictive Maintenance.
Thousands of processes and quality parameters are already networked daily with as many material units at the voestalpine Group. At FutureStandardsNow Walter Schickmaier, Supply Chain Management at voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz, provided insights into the actual use of smart Industry 4.0 solutions and the advantages they offer in terms of workplace safety.
"Supporting systems help employees make faster and better decisions."
The experts at the convention agreed that Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing will lead to the creation of dynamic and self-organizing value chains which are optimized in real time.