Visit of the SmartFactory in Kaiserslautern

Nov 17, 2017 by FEDIL in  News

On November 15, 2017, a delegation of FEDIL members (Amova, CEBI, Ceratizit, Goodyear, Guardian Glass, Luxinnovation, Luxspace, Victor Buck Services) visited the SmartFactoryKL in Kaiserslautern.

The delegation was welcomed by Prof. Dr. Detlef Zühlke, Chairman of the Executive Board at Technologie-Initiative SmartFactory KL, who gave an introduction into Industrie 4.0 and the digital transformation towards smart factories.

After the presentation the participants visited the ‘SmartFactory’ and got an inside look at the research activities.

                             

SmartFactoryKL exhibits the world‘s first manufacturer-independent Industrie 4.0 production plant and shows just how high quality, flexible manufacturing can be efficiently implemented even for a batch size of one – regardless of whether in an existing production operation or a Green Field. Uniform interface standards enable a manufacturer-independent link to the production units, logistic systems, supply infrastructure, and IT systems. Challenging requirements already affecting production such as custom products, shorter innovation cycles, and more efficient on-site production can now be met.

A sample product is actually manufactured in the facility: A customized business card holder, where the color, laser engravings, and optional inlays can be ordered online by the customer. The product itself stores all information in a RFID tag and gives guidance to the production modules.

The production process proceeds in different ways, depending on the design and availability of the production plant‘s modules. The flexible transport system dynamically connects with the various production cells and manual assembly stations.

More information on the smartfactory and industry 4.0 demonstrator: smartfactory.de

Smart Start-ups and new Business Models in Supply Chain – Conference Review

May 31, 2018

Out of the box thinking and disruptive innovation are needed in fast paced sectors like supply chain. Start-Ups are creative enough to inspire big players during these game changing times. In order to promote innovative concepts and projects in Luxembourg and the Greater Region, the 11th Cluster for Logistics Luxembourg conference on May 29th 2018 was dedicated to “Smart Start-ups and new Business Models in Supply Chain”. The topic attracted over 100 guests to the Chamber of Commerce where ten start-ups that had the opportunity to present their services.

Visite du salon international de l’industrie ‘Hannover Messe 2018’

May 08, 2018

Le 24 avril, la Chambre de Commerce et la FEDIL – The Voice of Luxembourg’s Industry ont organisé une visite accompagnée au salon international de l’industrie ‘Hannover Messe’. Avec quelque 200.000 visiteurs de plus de 70 pays, le plus important salon industriel au monde a éveillé un grand intérêt parmi les industriels luxembourgeois qui se sont rendus nombreux à Hanovre en charter spécial. A cette occasion, la Chambre de Commerce a organisé une journée luxembourgeoise sur son stand, en présence de l’Ambassadeur du Luxembourg en Allemagne, Jean Graff, et du président de la FEDIL, Nicolas Buck.

“ROBOTICS AND AI IN LOGISTICS” CONFERENCE

Nov 30, 2017

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing the Logistics Landscape and the Cluster for Logistics Luxembourg (C4L) organised a conference dedicated to the current and upcoming trends. 140 guests from various sectors took part in the conference held on November 21st 2017 at the Chamber of Commerce and were eager to meet a panel of experts.