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Industry 4.0 the Main Topic at the Davos World Economic Forum

2016-01-25

More than 2,500 participants worldwide – including the world elite met on January 20- 23, 2016 at the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The automation of manufacturing and the onset of the new industrial revolution was the main agenda.

3 Unknown Ways to Use Kinect

2016-01-20

When Microsoft launched Kinect for the Xbox game console more than five years ago, there was strong evidence that it would be a breakthrough technology destined for success. A device that can use advanced infrared camera, sensors and microphones to track body movements, recognize facial expressions and details such as a clenched fist, allowing to control the game by movements and a voice was to become a major differentiator in the battle with PlayStation and Wii consoles.

Jump on the Wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Today

2015-11-24

15 years ago when I used to go on vacation by car, my wife navigated me with a map spread out on her lap. It meant that sometimes I didn’t know if I should take turn onto the nearest side street or if I should have turned at the previous intersection. Since the radio traffic service was the only dynamic information for us, we learned about traffic jams on the highway - usually when we were already stuck there; we also had no idea about speed traps.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Has Already Begun

2015-11-15

Strategic line 4.0 INDUSTRY determine the future of the industry. It may be very futuristic. But there are companies which operate on the Industry 4.0 yet today. Smaller and medium-sized manufacturing companies it may still be considered a distant fiction, the consequences of the third industrial revolution over 100 years ago, still last.

Informatization in Industry – Art Better Times on the Horizon?

2015-11-12

The 2015 Production Management Conference, which focuses on performance improvement and the development of corporate culture, was held on November 3 and 4, 2015. IPA, one of the leading companies in Central Europe in the field of consulting, education, design and research for the industry was the organizer, and for the fifth consecutive year, ANASOFT was a significant partner.

Three Acronyms that Every Good Production Manager Should Know

2015-11-02

In most manufacturing companies we encounter various IT acronyms – SCM, WMS, APS, ERP, MES, CMMS, SCADA, QMS... And most of us are confused. And that includes experienced production managers. First of all, they have to take care of stable production – to ensure that the products are of a good quality, supplied in a timely fashion, and properly manufactured. This takes time. No wonder selecting the IT system that is truly necessary to accomplish these goals is so difficult.

Manufacturing at Tatramat is under a Microscope

2015-10-26

When you hear Tatramat, many people remember the automatic washing machines from the era before 1989 which were manufactured in the town of Poprad from the end of the 1970s. The relevance of the washing machine brand ended in the second half of the 1990s when Whirlpool became the 100% owner of the Poprad plant.

Improving the Efficiency of Sugar Beet Logistics Key Aspects of Implementation

2015-10-14

Sugar is a commodity that fights for its clients mainly by price. Consequently all logistics expenses that are embedded in the final product may increasingly determine the competitive position of any sugar producer. This paper deals with practical aspects of implementation of modern technologies in the process of increasing of efficiency as well as the automation of beet supply management in the environment of a sugar beet campaign.

3 Reasons why Electromobility Has a Place in the Future World of Motoring

2015-09-25

In 2011, when Barack Obama declared that a million electromobiles would be driven in the United States within 4 years, he had no idea how overstated his predictions were. He based his forecast on massive state support to motivate companies to innovate and consumers to buy electric drive vehicles. Reality did not even come close to the president’s optimistic plans.

Trends and the Future of Industrial Enterprises

2015-08-31

For the eighth time, the event entitled Digital Undertaking 2015 raised highly topical questions regarding industrial orientation and development, hot topics regarding the future of enterprises and upcoming changes in manufacturing. Many interesting presentations and accompanying events caught the attention of more than 170 experts. The report from this event was published in the journal Strojárenstvo (Engineering).

3 Things Which Every Production Manager Wants to Improve

2015-06-29

Every manager in a factory is aware of the fact that it is increasingly difficult to find unique selling points and competitive advantages in the manufacturing industry. The same raw materials and machinery can be bought by everybody for approximately the same price. Recruiting and training people are not easy tasks, but even in this respect no great differences can be expected. And thus, operations remain the main source of competitive advantage. The idea that the best organized company is the best company has applied since the times of Henry Ford.

The Most Room for Improvement among Manufacturers is in The Area of Productivity

2015-06-25

The DIGITÁLNY PODNIK 2015 conference (2015 Digital Undertaking) was held on June 16 and 17, 2015. CEIT Group, which is involved in innovation and research, and TREND magazine were its organizers. ANASOFT conducted a survey about the needs and shortcomings among manufacturing companies based on a questionnaire that it distributed to conference participants at its presentation stand.