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Ligna 2015 paving the way to Industry 4.0 for the furniture production sector

The fourth industrial revolution is increasingly setting the pace – also in the furniture industry. Deutsche Messe will be doing full justice to this trend at LIGNA 2015 from 11 to 15 May, and is staging two events designed to bring the visitor up to date on Industry 4.0 technology in general, and on networked production in the furniture industry in particular.

On the Tuesday of the show, starting at 2 p.m., a lecture program will explore the subject of “Networked production in the furniture industry” in the Robotation Academy at the Hannover Exhibition Center. The guest speakers will present various solutions and report on their own experiences with examples of best practice. Those taking part include Lignum Consulting GmbH, IBM Deutschland GmbH, 3Tec automation GmbH & Co. KG, Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG, Lenze Automation GmbH and Bernecker & Rainer Industrie Elektronik Ges. m.b.H. The lecture program will be accompanied by a presentation from the technology cluster “it’s owl“: innovative research and industry projects exploring the theme of Industry 4.0, with special reference to the furniture and furniture component industry. The event is sponsored by Biesse S.p.A., the HOMAG Group AG and IMA Klessmann. Visitors can register to attend the event free of charge at Lecture program “Networked production in the furniture industry” Tuesday, 12 May, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Robotation Academy, Hannover Exhibition Center 2:05 – 2:15 p.m. : Lignum Consulting GmbH Dieter Rezbach, Managing Partner Introduction, “The 7 building blocks for networked production” 2:15 – 2:45 p.m.: IBM Deutschland GmbH Eckhard Malcherek, Manager Technical Sales Systems Middleware “The digitalization of industry: IT solutions for integrated production” 2:50 – 3:10 p.m.: 3Tec automation GmbH & Co. KG Arno Sturm, Managing Partner “Industry 4.0 in furniture production: from series to customized production” 3:15 – 3:35 p.m.: Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG Stefan Sieber, Management, woodworking sector “Towards the smart factory: integrated communication from sensor to Cloud” 3:40 – 4 p.m.: Lenze Automation GmbH Dr. Armin Walter, Senior Management “FAST technology modules for efficient, network-integrated stacking robots” 4:05 – 4:30 p.m.: Bernecker & Rainer Industrie Elektronik Ges.m.b.H. Sebastian Sachse, Open Automation Technologies “Industry 4.0: robotics and image-processing – a case study in digital collaboration” For the first time ever, this year’s LIGNA will feature Guided Tours on highlights in networked production and automation technology. The tours will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on 12 and 13 May, in both English and German. Lasting around two hours, each tour begins with an introduction by Lignum Consulting, and gives visitors insight into special aspects of automation technology. Each tour covers six exhibiting companies. Participating exhibitors will present their solutions in a series of 15-minute slots. Visitors can take the tour free of charge, but the number of places is limited. Visitors can sign up for these tours free of charge at Tour 1: in German on 12 May, 10 a.m.; in English on 13 May, 10 a.m.
  • Lignum Consulting GmbH
  • HOMAG Group
  • LEUCO Ledermann GmbH
  • Baumer Inspection GmbH
  • SMC Pneumatik GmbH
  • RFID-Factory
Tour 2: in German on 12 May, 2 p.m.; in English on 13 May, 2 p.m.
  • Lignum Consulting GmbH
  • Leitz GmbH & Co. KG
  • Hecht Electronic AG
  • IMA Klessmann GmbH
  • Biesse S.p.A.
  • Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
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