Industry 4.0 do we have a choice?

Canada, which is not successful to filled the productivity gap with the other industrialized countries. So we can’t not miss the next turning point of the 4.0 industry. The next industrial Revolution, like any other, will create wealth, winners and losers. I prefer to be a winner and you? Quebec manufacturers who once pulled their game with a low dollar, lower overall costs and a sense of resourcefulness in Quebec will have more and more difficulty in doing so. Several companies did not even take the turn completely 3.0. The well-structured company, equipped with the latest technology will thrive thanks to automation. Their product will be better built. They will have fewer production stops, their customers will know the delivery dates and will be delighted. Do we have a choice? Well no more than Ford’s competitors had, with the chain production.

Ford was doing thing, faster, better cheaper!

The basis of change begins with the simplification of work and the automation of repetitive processes. In the majority of cases the result is a higher rate, more quality, more consistency and more safety for the workers who works with the machines. I think Canada  is well positioned. We have invested in our schools and we have a good pool of educated people in addition to having a good basin of aging machinery that needs to be changed. Interest rates are relatively low. We only have to look at the Chinese who currently install more robots than any other country in the world and yet the labor is plentiful and cheap? They may have understood that it is inevitable and strategic.

Now you have to start planning and investing before your company loses its relevance in the market and your low market position makes financing of the new technology impossible. I will not hide that there is a lot of work to arrive at the factory 4.0. But the profits are immense not to mention that the generation of millennial that follows may not want to work in a factory or repetitive work is difficult and stunning or even in a factory where the information is non-existent. This generation is accustomed to finding its info with Google. It will be difficult to understand that nothing is available on your production line. That the reports are made by hand by collecting given data on the right and left. I think they’re right.

So in my humble opinion the turning point is inevitable, if not your industry is doomed, because your competitors will do things better, cheaper and faster than you. Further recruiting new employees to work in outdated factories will be impossible. You don’t want to live the inverted Hygrade phenomenon, fewer people eat it because it is not fresh. Or the inverted spiral that is so scary to Bill Gates.

When buying a car or a new smart phone people want the latest technology, why not do the same thing in our factories. Don’t we spend three quarters of our lives at work?

Need help setting your priorities? Contact us. We have several solutions that are part of the 4.0 industry approach

Intelligent sensor, security management, quality control, networking and robotics Infrastructure.

Gilles Laberge

Prosynergic

 

New TR Electronic encoder SIL 3 PL e!

Tr Electronic known for their programmable coders now offers a programmable absolute encoder approved for functional safety SIL 3 PL e. Available on different bus it integrates with different controllers to give you fonctional safety . Unlike conventional encoder the features are implemented in the encoder. For example, the safe speed monitoring or the safe position monitoring is available directly in the encoder.  The programming is done in the software of the client controller using a profile downloaded in this one. Available on different network (Profinet, Profibus, Ethercat, Open Safety, Powerlink) are easy to integrate .

Http://trelectronic.com/article/stage-technology

Very interesting for the entertainment industry, where  man and machine must have to cohabited

As shown in the attached application

For more information contact Prosynergic or Tr Electronic

Stober now offers a redundant brake solution in accordance with the ISO13849 standard for vertical loads!

Stober now offers a solution to meet the ISO 13849 standard for machine safety. By combining a brake with a Stober gear assembly and a brake on your servo motor Stober you get a mechanical redundancy.  In Europe Stober offers the whole supervised by a safety controller integrated with the Servo Drive . In North America the solution is integrated with the Rockwell security controllers and Servo Drive

For more details contact Prosynergic

Prosynergic signed a representation agreement with Stober drives.

Prosynergic is now the agent of Stober for Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.

www.stober.com

Why STOBER? With over 80 years in gearing experience and over 30 years in motors, STOBER has the knowledge and expertise to create the best gearboxes and motors in the industry.

Servo solutions range from planetary gearheads to helical bevel gearboxes to hollow bore motors to rack and pinion solutions. This diverse offering means we have a solution that will meet your needs. Our compact helical bevel reducers allow you to use your current machine setup. If you need a completely engineering system, let our product support team help you size your gearbox.

Our gear reducers for NEMA motors are ready to handle tough environments. An average mean time to failure of 8 years and a standard 3 year warranty means you can trust a STOBER gearbox to stand up in harsh conditions. STOBER gearboxes are lubed for life and don’t leak oil. No maintenance. No downtime. Not only will you save money on downtime and maintenance, our gearboxes are up to 97% efficient, therefore reducing your energy costs.

 

 

Your length measurement system is not accurate?

Why not looking at the micro Speed Elovis sensor (non-contact speed and length measurement)

A new contactless technology is available to replace the technology with encoder and wheel in contact with the material. Laser-based technology is capable of measuring speed and displacement, thereby eliminating the slippage and maintenance problems associated with wheel systems. In addition to the much greater accuracy of this technology allows to self-finance its investment. The system with an error of only. 05% VS 2% for coded wheel systems allows you to save thousands of dollars annually in material and customer complaint.

 

New! UPS for Drive Connected to the DC BUS

Bonitron have a new approach to dealing with undervoltage problems with AC drive. They have developed a system that plugs into the DC BUS and uses super capacitors or a battery bank to store the energy needed to ignore voltage variation or power interruption  that cause the drives under voltage trip.
The system can support full voltage losses of a few cycles to 15 minutes without loss of torque, time to finish your precious pieces, without breaking tools, park the head of the machine and simply continue to Produce.
Bonitron’s UPD system is a solution to increase your productivity and decrease downtime

UPS for Drive

Please contact us for a quote

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