Wuppertal, Germany: To improve its coverage of the Japanese market, the Schmersal Group has founded an independent subsidiary in Japan. Tetsuya Horimoto has been named MD of the new Schmersal Japan KK. He takes over from Dr Tekashi Kabe, who entered his retirement at the end of 2017 after many successful years as the manager of the previous Schmersal sales office in Japan.
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The core business of Industry 4.0 is to make information available from diverse sources and to link this information. By Herbert Köbel, head of competence centre software, Leuze electronic The origin of the information should be differentiated. This can be achieved by applying the automation pyramid or the RAMI model 4.0 as orientation: On the one hand this provides information, which has been generated on the field or control level. On the other hand it supplies information, which is managed centrally, e.g. in ERP systems.
Illinois, US: Omron Corporation showcased its latest advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, automation and sensing and control at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company’s inaugural booth at CES focuses on the harmony that can be achieved between humans and machines with interactive demonstrations showing how technological innovation can effectively meet business and societal challenges. Exhibits at the Omron CES booth included a mobility demo for automotive driver safety, a sustainable platform for efficient energy consumption, and the US debut of FORPHEUS – the world’s first AI-equipped table tennis tutor.