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Industry 4.0 Educational Sessions

The following Industry 4.0-related sessions will take place at the 2017 AWFS Fair.

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Wednesday, July 19

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., booth #4800 (Biesse)
Nesting 4.0: The Evolution of Nested Base Manufacturing
Cesare Magnani, Biesse America
smartIndustry 4.0 is changing manufacturing environments deeply and the woodworking industry is no exception. Nested peepsbased manufacturing can be an ideal solution to very current manufacturing challenges. This nesting 4.0 seminar will explore the recent evolution of nested based manufacturing in highly automated systems capable of providing high volumes in highly custom production environments, with extremely reduced labor impact creating unsurpassed levels of efficiency. Cesare will explain how Nesting 4.0 is achieved through software, machinery, and automation along with benefits of the possible options. He will present, explain, and discuss practical examples of currently operating systems, providing information on the advantages achieved.


1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Preventative Maintenance Strategy in a Digital World
Jeff Onsrud, C.R. Onsrud
Bruce Rosenthal, SCM Group
Charlie Schulz, Biesse America
Giorgio Torresani, Accenture

Chad White, Siemens

This session is one that can be applied to shops of all sizes. Panelists will discuss how implementing apeeps preventative maintenance plans can help your business reduce unplanned down time and improve productivity. While the concept of preventative maintenance is not new, some of the strategies to implement it may be. Utilizing information that already exists within your equipment will help improve your efficiency and prevent wasted time from repeating procedures that might not need to be done. Utilizing digital services hosted by the machine manufacturers can help you diagnose and update equipment before problems happen. MODERATOR: Chad White

Thursday, July 20

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Implementing Concepts of Digitalization in the Woodworking Industry
John Park, SCM Group
Chad White, Siemens
Presenter Chad White of Siemens, a leader in digital enterprise, will provide a “big picture” perspective onpeeps this technology and how it is implemented in larger manufacturing facilities. John will explain how SCM has taken these concepts and used them to build more reliable machines and how smaller shops can use this same technology to improve efficiency, reliability and reduce waste. This session is intended for management-level personnel and will address intermediate to advanced concepts for those already familiar with this technology.

Friday, July 21

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., booth #4800 (Biesse)
Real World Software Integration: Running a Smart Factory
Jason Varelli, Biesse America
smartIf you don’t have software integration, your expensive, pretty machinery is only marginally increasing your peepsefficiency! Software integration is critical to making a system work at it’s highest level. Jason will address the strategic role of software integration and data management in relation to production control. He will define the Smart Factory, which provides advantages in efficiency and control; software integration best practices; office data management and machine connections. He will also explore case histories to remove the fear people have about production control and how it can be implemented in practical terms.


11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Data Management for the Smart Factory: Preparing for the Future
Adam Hansen, Hansen & Company Woodworks
Shawn Maberry, RSA Solutions
Mick Peters,
Cre8tive Technology & Design
Frank Prekwinkel, iMOS 3d
Kent Swinson, Timberline Cabinets
Don’t miss this panel of industry experts who will thoughtfully explore the definition of Industry 4.0! peepsYou should be informed as to how this next technological phase will impact the wood products industry and how woodworking businesses should plan for this shift in the front office and in the factory. Panelists address in detail how Industry 4.0 will impact acquisition of new business, engineering, purchasing, production scheduling, cost accounting and data management and additionally, how to leverage these changes to become more profitable. Key concepts such as engineering to order, material resource planning and leveraging engineering data to maximize production and reduce material handling costs will be discussed. MODERATOR: Shawn Maberry


Saturday, July 22

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., booth #7411 (Stiles)
Incremental Implementation of Industry 4.0 Practices
David Mauer, Stiles Machinery
smartThe topic of Industry 4.0 doesn’t need to be confusing, overwhelming, or even expensive.  Attend this informative peepsand applicable presentation to become equipped with general practices that will allow you to begin incrementally implementing automated software and production equipment into your existing manufacturing environment through vertical and horizontal networking.  Attendees will be exposed to a simple 5-step guideline that will morph you into a networked production environment that supports the interconnectivity and scalable aspects of industry 4.0.

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