Metrology Is Making Industry 4.0 A Reality

The CONTROL international trade fair for quality assurance portrays the world of quality assurance in hardware and software. QA has blossomed into a key digital task and functioning as a trailblazer and driving force for Industry 4.0. Experience it all at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center from the 24th through the 27th of April, 2018.

The euphoria surrounding Industry 4.0 is now being followed up with analytical procedures and sustainable standards and among other things due to the intrinsic digital nature of quality assurance with it’s existence evolving into a central key function in companies with manufacturing and assembly operations. This year’s Control Exhibition will once again demonstrate that productivity and economy are based to an essential extent on effective and consistent quality assurance. Today, manufacturing processes are controlled to a lesser degree by financial figures and more and more by QA data and due to more meaningful data evaluation, profitable products with reproducible quality are being produced with more flexibility and smaller lot sizes.

Its Metrology Making Industry 4.0 a Reality

Seen in this light, industrial quality assurance is a precursor of Industry 4.0, which for some time now has been reflected in the range of products and services covered by the international Control trade fair for quality assurance. Well over 900 exhibitors from more than 30 countries will gather at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre for the 32nd edition of the world’s leading trade show. The exhibited product portfolio includes mechanical and mechatronic measuring and test instruments, coordinate measuring systems and automated analysis equipment, 3D measuring technology based on optics and optoelectronics has been increasing added over past years. Industrial image processing and vision systems have been a recent trend, because they can be implemented into Industry 4.0 processes in an uncomplicated manner. They continue to evolve rapidly, so that the corresponding components, modules and complete systems are occupying more space in Stuttgart than ever before.

Despite Ongoing Rapid Development: Control Portrays the Current Market

Only consistently networked processes and sequences can be reliably operated, controlled, monitored and adapted to the current situation and actual needs in a fully automated fashion. Real-time optimization of production processes is only as good as the utilized knowledge and technology-based evaluation, interpretation and reprogramming of processes and sequences. In this regard, the products, modules, subsystems and complete systems presented at Control as hardware and software solutions for industrial quality assurance are indisputably among the forerunners. Digitization of all process functions in manufacturing and assembly, and in particular the accompanying intra-logistics sequences, must be viewed as an essential prerequisite for the implementation of the factory of the future.


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