Canadian Delegation Visits Arburg
On 22 June 2015, a Canadian delegation together with Siemens visited the headquarters of family-owned company Arburg in Lossburg, where the German machine manufacturer presented activities relating to Industry 4.0.
The Canadian delegation included, for example, Philip Jennings, Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Sector, Industry Canada, Jayson Myers, President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, as well as Consul Steven Goodinson. The representatives from the worlds of business and science had responded to an invitation from Siemens to visit innovative German companies closely involved in the Industry 4.0 initiative. The Canadians learned about how Arburg covered the topic with a fully networked process chain at the world's leading industrial trade fair in Hanover and how large-volume parts were individualized with Industry 4.0 technologies and a combination of Allrounder injection molding machines and the Freeformer for industrial additive manufacturing.
Senior Partner Eugen Hehl and Managing Director Sales Helmut Heinson welcomed the high-ranking guests. Control technology expert Michael Vieth and André Amon, Deputy Manager Machining, then demonstrated how the German machine manufacturer implements the topic of “Industry 4.0” in theory and practice. At around 60 %, the level of vertical integration is extremely high at Arburg. In this context, the guests were highly impressed by the fact that Arburg develops and builds its own machine control system and operates an in-house circuit board production line.
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