The Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing – even if the name varies, it is always about the seamless connection of the digital and real worlds.
From refrigerators to streetlights – every “thing” will soon be networked. The digital world is an integral part of our lives, and the potential of Smart Manufacturing is being recognized.
KUKA, Bosch Rexroth and MATRIX implement designs that pave the way for students to delve into the world of Smart Manufacturing, with products ranging from automation/mechatronics to robotics and maintenance. Together, these companies are changing the way we learn, think and act to help us keep up with the evolving world around us.
"We have recently acquired six KUKA robots for our Controls and Robotics Lab at the University of Toronto. Not only we are very impressed with the quality and performance of the units, but we are also very pleased with the level of service and professionalism we encountered from AYVA. They have provided a continuous channel through which we could interface with KUKA and fulfill our technical demands from the time of procurement, thorough to installation, training of personnel and commissioning. It has been a textbook case on how to support laboratory work in higher education."
Bruno Korst, P.Eng.
Director, Teaching Labs - ECE
University of Toronto
Bosch Rexroth’s automation and maintenance products produce a cutting edge learning environment for students that make manufacturing more adaptable and efficient. Bosch Rexroth provides a sophisticated concept, suitable for all fields of education, with a flexible training system that will grow with students requirements. For mechatronics training or further education, the training system conveys pioneering Industry 4.0 technologies in an intuitive and practical manner. Each singular station provides the opportunity to process specified learning topics, with complete flexibility allowing each station to be installed independently. Bosch Rexroth is uniquely prepared to help students make the vision of Smart Manufacturing into reality today.
MATRIX TSL designs equipment and curriculum that gives students an understanding of why and how Industry 4.0 is changing the face of manufacturing. The Smart Factory by MATRIX is the newest in Industry 4.0 products, providing students with the opportunity to learn about PLC control, sensors, Robotics and technologies commonly used in modern day manufacturing. The Factory is completely self-contained and is portable due to its desktop size. The Smart Factory can be used with Siemens PLC or MIAC controls, and is compatible with their AllCode Robot Arm Production Cell, which can be added to provide a powerful and interesting Industry 4.0 solution.