The HeatTreatmentCongress2018 is over and we want to thank all visitors.
The live presentation of our Digital Service was a complete success. Our visitors had the opportunity to convince themselves of the monitoring, the condition evaluation and the immediate failure prediction. The functionality of the exhibited components of our systems could be manipulated by the visitor to see how the Digital Diagnostic Center immediately recognizes and reacts to the deterioration of the condition. For example, it was possible to simulate an imbalance on the fan. By measuring the motor temperature and vibration, the Digital Diagnostic Center is able to predict when this unbalance will become critical, i.e. when the process will be negatively affected and maintenance be necessary.
The HoloLens, Microsoft's augmented reality glasses, were also used from time to time. This way, the Digital Diagnostic Center was able to give the visitor tips on how to repair the defect that was initiated before.
We hope that with these small simulations we have succeeded in making our Digital Service a little more tangible. All in all, a lot of interesting discussions were held and we received a lot of positive feedback on our Digital Service, which shows us that Industry 4.0 has arrived in the heat treatment industry.
The HeatTreatmentCongress is the largest meeting for the heat treatment industry in Europe. As a symposium with high-class programme and a renowned trade fair, the HeatTreatmentCongress combines knowledge and practice in a unique way. About 500 professionals attend the Congress each year. This year again more than 200 companies from Germany and abroad present themselves at the exhibition.