The rise of digital industrial technology, known as Industry 4.0, has transformed the machines and IT systems that are connected in the value chain. The connected systems on a cyber-physical platform not only interact with one another using the internet but also analyze critical data, predict failure, and adapt to important changes, improving the overall efficiency of the systems and minimizing risks. Industry 4.0 is transforming production, leading to greater productivity, and is changing traditional production relationships among suppliers, producers, customers and importantly, between humans and machines.
QLeap Academy in partnership with Fraunhofer IWU, Germany conducted 2-day training program on Implementing Industry 4.0 in Bangalore (April 29 & 30, 2019) and Pune (May 3 & 4, 2019) covering following topics:
- Current state-of-the-art smart manufacturing
- 9 pillars of Technology Advancement
- Research and Social Influence to Industry 4.0
- Core Concepts of Industry 4.0 (Cyber Physical Production Systems, Industrial Internet of Things)
- Gaps between current reality and the vision of Industry 4.0
- Assessment on ‘Manufacturing Maturity Index’
- Steps to be taken for being Industry 4.0 ready
The workshop combined case studies and practical experiences from top scientists and professionals in the field who highlighted the state-of- the-art technological advances, processes and strategy.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Ihlenfeldt of Fraunhofer IWU, Dresden, Germany. Prof. Steffen Ihlenfeldt studied at the TU Braunschweig and has held various positions at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU since 1997. He received his doctorate in 2012 from the Technical University of Chemnitz on the subject of redundant machine tool structures. Since 2015, Prof. Steffen Ihlenfeldt has held the chair professorship for Machine Tool Development and Adaptive Controls at the TU Dresden. In addition to his work at the TU Dresden, he is currently head of department for cyber-physical production systems at the Fraunhofer IWU.
Dr. Rajesh Shankar Priya is a Senior Scientist at the Department of Technical Cybernetics at Fraunhofer IWU. He has studied in UK, Germany and Russia with project execution experience with over 25 countries across all the continents. He has over 15 years of experience in Systems Engineering mainly in Aerospace and Mechatronic systems. He was the Head of Technology Management at Fraunhofer IMW and was responsible for key technology transfer with Asian companies. He received Engineering Doctorate for his work in Value Chains.