Thank you to all who attended the Milwaukee SPE technical meeting on February 19th on Industry 4.0 for Plastics Engineers
people were in attendance to hear Arburg talk about Industry 4.0 for plastic
processors. A clear explanation was offered on how we arrived at this 4th
generation of industry and how it differs from previous generations. I4.0
is really what we want it to be, not something we buy in a box with a ribbon on
it. It’s also more of a journey, not a destination.
We learned about the connectivity aspect of machines AND software through the overview of OPC UA communications protocol along with the EUROMAP guidelines that are really helping plastic processors as we make progress toward I4.0 Thanks to Arburg for a great presentation and answering our questions.
Pictured from left to right are speakers: Arburg’s Derek Schwandt, Michael Stark, and Liam Burns along with SPE’s Mike Miller.