„On the way to an intelligent factory“ – this was the title of the latest VDI Conference held in Düsseldorf, Germany on January 25-26. Main topics were successful business models from the field of Industrie 4.0, data management and human-machine-interaction.
The conference focused on transforming the vision of Industrie 4.0 into reality. This was shown in presentations, practical examples and in the accompanying exhibition where the visitors were able to learn about available solutions and products.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Zühlke, CEO of Technologie-Initiative SmartFactory KL e.V., chaired a session. SmartFactoryKL also displayed its demonstrator „SkalA“ to show how scalable automation and flexible assembly processes can be realized. Many visitors at the booth showed interest in this topic.