All Systems articles

  • Audi virtual production planning copy
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    Audi activates virtual tools for production site planning

    2020-05-26T12:01:00Z

    Manufacturing site layouts are being captured digitally for planners to explore the advantages of virtual models 

  • Audi Ingolstadt assembly maintenance app
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    Audi mobile maintenance app keeps Ingolstadt in the know

    2020-04-02T12:00:00Z

    Maintenance teams at the Ingolstadt factory have a new app on test, developed an inhouse to provide live updates from across the assembly process direct to their smartphones

  • Volkswagen_brings_augmented_reality_to_life_along_the_factory_line--11114
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    Augmented reality technology assists Volkswagen to remodel Chattanooga production lines

    2020-03-13T12:25:00Z

    AR in factory floor design is helping VW make decisions faster and spot potential issues sooner 

  • Daimler VR
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    Simulate to fabricate: vehicle plants keep VR and AR in their sights

    2020-03-09T12:43:00Z

    Carmakers are exploring how virtual reality and augmented reality can be used to improve manufacturing and inspection operations 

  • SICK LMS4000 robot
    Equipment

    2D LiDAR sensor

    2020-01-28T17:04:00Z

    Sick says its 2D LiDAR systems high laser scanning frequency helps to produce more than half a million measurement points per second to calculate the position, shape, volume or surface quality of components or assemblies over a wide depth of field, and at ranges up to 3m

  • Mitsubishi electric
    Equipment

    Edge computing solution

    2020-01-28T16:50:00Z

    An edge computing soltion from Mitsubishi Electric, which claims to optimise predictive maintenance or quality control with real-time data analysis

  • ABB's new version of its Ability Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software
    Equipment

    Manufacturing management technology

    2020-01-24T18:17:00Z

    ABB claims its new MOM software is designed to simplify production management by enabling performance monitoring, downtime management and maintenance support, as well as providing statistical production analysis tools 

  • Ford Rouge Dearborn Truck plant
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    OEMs keen to explore renewable power sources

    2020-01-16T15:30:00Z

    Vehicle manufacturers are keen to explore energy supplies from renewable sources as they look to reduce and offset emissions from their large-scale production operations

  • Factory 56 impression 2
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    Digital tools connect plants to low energy operations

    2020-01-15T11:53:00Z

    Big opportunities to reduce energy consumption in car manufacturing facilities are waiting to be explored. AMS looks at carmakers taking the path to becoming more eco-friendly

  • Siemens PCB project
    Voice

    Switched on to the data age

    2020-01-07T10:16:00Z

    Siemens explains why new smart automotive factories are presenting huge opportunity to electronics component suppliers

  • VW IT center intro
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    Map: Volkswagen’s growing network of IT expertise

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group IT has opened or expanded global IT and software centers, with growing significance across the company’s IT research and operations. Check out a map of their key locations and functions.

  • VW IT labs
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    A program of change for Volkswagen Group IT

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Over the past two years, Volkswagen’s central Group IT division, led by CIO Martin Hofmann, has been expanding staff numbers, investment and digital projects across the group’s business processes, and working more closely with brands like Audi, Porsche and Skoda. In the first of a multi-part article special on Group IT, we explain the evolving shape of the organisation.

  • Martin Hofman_VW
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    At the centre of change for Volkswagen Group

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

  • VW amazon cloud
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    Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s landmark project with Amazon Web Services will help to connect all its global factories, and eventually the supply chain as well. At the core of the project is a drive to establish a standard software stack that will transform the way production IT is developed and implemented across Volkswagen locations.

  • VW Type_20_concept_vehicle--9991
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    Design by data

    2019-10-02T13:47:00Z

    Mike Farish looks at two examples of how increasingly sophisticated data management is transforming manufacturing outcomes

  • Volkswagen ID.3 production Zwickhau
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    Volkswagen enhances plant productivity

    2019-09-26T11:15:00Z

    Germany - Volkswagen is implementing a number of various strategies to enhance its global production network by 30%

  • VinFast Hai Phong plant
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    VinFast deploys Siemens tech in new plant

    2019-09-16T11:07:00Z

    Vietnam - VinFast is using a suite of Siemens software at its new plant in Hai Phong

  • BMW engine assembly training
    Article

    Quick learners

    2019-08-22T16:00:00Z

    From training, quality and work station design, OEMs are seeing a host of applications that can benefit from virtual and augmented reality technology

  • Camera inspection at VW Emden
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    Digitalised energy saving

    2019-08-22T14:29:00Z

    Vehicle production has become increasingly digitalised, with a variety of different tools helping workers on production lines. These tools can also help reduce energy usage. Michael Nash provides an insight

  • P90361937_highRes_an-augmented-reality
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    BMW Research & Innovation Centre Pilot Plant

    2019-08-22T11:22:00Z

    BMW provides a glimpse inside its Research & Innovation Centre Pilot Plant, which is located in Munich, Germany