What will the future of the Industrial IoT look like?
Condition Monitoring, Predictive Maintenance, Product Lifecycle Management, improved Energy Harvesting: industrial processes, machines, and products are becoming intelligent with innovative technology. On User Day of RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow, leading experts present the industrial IoT of the future.
New solutions create an intelligent production environment
Prof. Dr. Juan-Mario Gruber of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences School of Engineering will discusses the concept and realization of an energy autarkic condition monitoring system. Goal is to provide an easy-to-implement service device for manufacturing equipment. The System is optimized for low power consumption and works completely wireless. The required energy is provided by energy harvesting. All data is transmitted wireless using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Visualization and configuration can be done using standard smart phones and tablets.
Market-ready procedure allows integration of RFID in aluminium parts
Christoph Pille, Deputy Head of Department Foundry Technology at Fraunhofer IFAM, will present a patented procedure for integrating RFID transponders directly into the part during the foundry process. Together with its project partners, Fraunhofer IFAM established the proof of concept for the procedure working without fail under mass production conditions.
“In spite of the high thermal stresses during injection moulding, all integrated LF RFID transponders turned out fully functional. Fraunhofer IFAM has thus proven without a doubt: the procedure can work reliably in series manufacturing. It's market-ready.” - Christoph Pille, Deputy Head of Department Foundry Technology, Fraunhofer IFAM
Leading manufacturing companies show how users can employ RFID today
- SBB Cargo is deploying an RFID infrastructure for over 10.000 freight and passenger wagons, as well as its entire Swiss rail network, in order to optimise logistics processes and enable predictive maintenance of its mobile assets.
- Kirschenhofer Maschinenbau relies on automated tool identification for truck catalyser production. This way, the correct tools are used for each task.
- Airbus is using an RFID solution in the cabin interior assemble of the A380 in Hamburg-Finkenwerder which relies on self-check-in and check-out of test devices.
- More transparency for the automotive industry: Volkswagen presents the rollout of the “transparent prototype” project and the inclusion of its suppliers.
On User Day, It is All About Use Cases!
User Day on September 28th showcases operational expertise in a wide variety of industries. Users and experts who have implemented successful RFID, NFC, BLE, LPWAN and other projects share their experiences from a range of application groups:
- In Forum 1 – Industrial IoT, learn how leading companies employ RFID for predictive maintenance, tool use optimisation, and mass customization.
- In Forum 2 – Logistics & Supply Chain, logistics experts and researchers explain how RFID and wireless IoT technologies can optimise individual logistics operations or connect entire global supply chains.
- In Forum 3 – Healthcare, project managers from leading European hospitals, hospital service providers, and system integrators discuss how to make the leap to healthcare 4.0 while keeping investments and privacy risks under control.
- In Forum 4 – Retail, experience successful use cases from food and apparel retailers. Learn how RFID, BLE, and wireless IoT technologies can lead to a rapid ROI due to increased inventory accuracy, fewer warehousing costs and shrinkage, as well as guaranteed freshness of foodstuffs and guaranteed authenticity of luxury items.
- In Forum 5 – Security & Consumer IoT, the presentations by municipalities, universities, system integrators, consumer IoT and security service providers showcase how our everyday lives and urban environments will change due to the implementation of wireless IoT solutions.
Book your ticket to RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow right now and benefit from applied experiences in your field on User Day!