Mobile machines: Comprehensive solutions for the 4.0 age.
Mobile machines have specific requirements regarding automation and digitalisation. In the current edition of Impulse – the ifm magazine we talk to experts about why good hardware and software is not everything. We also venture a glimpse into the networked 4.0 future – and demonstrate how the advantages of this future can already be used today.
Topics of this edition
- Overview: What are mobile machines and how does ifm meet their automation requirements? (0:00 – 6:38)
- Expert talk: “Keeping complexity simple” – how ifm supports its customers holistically, how simple the software integration of new hardware can be and how mobile machines are transferred into the 4.0 age. (6:39 – 25:00)
- Live demo: The future as part of the present: How the ifm inspector enables the remote maintenance of mobile machines. (25:01 – 30:27)
Gerrit de Waard is the product manager responsible for connectivity of products in the area of mobile machines. With the mobileIoT platform, he and his team are building one of the most innovative cloud-based solutions for machine management.
Tim Conklin helps companies implement advanced functionality on heavy equipment. With 10 years’ experience in with these technologies, he has worked in the mining, construction, agricultural and transportation industries, dealing with a wide variety of use cases.