Konica Minolta to Drive Digital Manufacturing in Its Business – Exhibiting Various Solutions at Hannover Messe 2017
Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been applying Digital Manufacturing – ICT- and IoT-based solutions for new manufacturing systems independent of people, place, country and fluctuations – to its global business operations. As part of efforts to drive Digital Manufacturing, Konica Minolta will exhibit the solutions at Hannover Messe 2017 (24 – 28 April 2017, Hall 8, Booth C05), which is the world’s largest B2B exhibition specialising in industrial technologies and held at Hannover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. Following last year’s exhibition, Konica Minolta will again exhibit new solutions for the manufacturing industry.
At Hannover Messe 2017, Konica Minolta will showcase solutions that dramatically increase the efficiency of business operations and improve quality in the manufacturing process throughout the supply chain, based on the trade fair’s theme of “Integrated Industry - Creating Value.”
Specifically, Konica Minolta’s solutions automatically collect, analyse, and process information in quality control, logistics, assembly, and process control at manufacturing plants and throughout the supply chain by combining Workplace Hub (a new innovative Edge IoT platform for collecting, analysing, and sharing data at manufacturing plants) with devices that take full advantage of the company’s core technologies in optical and image processing to capture the actual status and movement of people and goods.
These solutions help visualise the true challenges at manufacturing plants, solve issues in the manufacturing industry, and thereby contribute to society.
Solutions to be exhibited
An innovative Edge IoT platform for collecting, analysing, and sharing data
Increase the efficiency and accuracy of quality control throughout the supply chain by automating the visual inspection of vehicles, ensuring colour management including highly accurate inspections of colour and gloss on interiors and exteriors, and employing new technologies for non-destructive inspections
Integrated quality control by automating the inspection process and data management: Ensure safety and transparency based on the tracking of goods throughout the logistics process and reduce human error in shipping operations, which have not been completely automated, by combining license number authentication using cameras with RFID parcel data linkage from receipt to shipping
Optimisation of the assembly process: Offer new value that innovates the manufacturing process (e.g. collaboration between robots and people; work support, data collection and analysis using wearable devices)
Process optimisation based on condition monitoring and remote sensing: A A condition monitoring system that ensures safety at manufacturing plants by collecting and visualising group attribute information and the movement data of workers and optimises the layout and process design to improve the operating rate
Technologies to be exhibited
Newly developed 3D AR Head-Up Display (Advanced Driver Assistance System): World’s first automotive 3D AR Head-Up Display
2. OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) lighting:
A new light that is as thin as a sheet of paper, lightweight, and more flexible than ever before