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TRADE SHOWS + EVENTS Fuji Open House 2016 The Spirit of 25 Years of Innovation With a 2-day celebration in Wiesbaden, Germany, Fuji Machine Europe commemorated their 25-year mark with 250 clients and partners at the Fuji Open House. With a 2-day program, interesting presentations took place regarding accomplishments, future company plans, a technical tour, and a podium discussion about the developments of Industry 4.0. Source: EPP The Moderator, Uta Rötzer, gave an introductory overview from 1991 until 2016. Since the start of the company in 1991, Fuji has developed into a full-line supplier. Starting with board handling and adhesive dispensers, to now including paste printers, the company ensures the needs of all customers are met. Klaus Gross The Spirit of 25 Years of Innovation As the Managing Director since 2012, Klaus Gross gave an overview of the company’s history starting with November 1991 when it was founded by Hiroo Itoh. In June 1992, the sales and service operation in Mainz-Kastel started with ten employees and six departments in a 500 m ² space. They have continued to grow since then, even through two market crises, one in 2001 and the other from 2003 to 2009, and are now in a 2,000 m ² space with 70 motivated employees. They are also planning to build a new office building in the business area of Staudenäcker in Kelsterbach starting in March 2018. With this investment, enough room and space will be available for further growth. The company first began with focusing on the telecommunication field; however, they are now also pushing towards the automotive sector, including customers that are well-known manufacturers. This growing market focuses on industrial and consumer electronics. The goal for the future is not only to increase the market share with new customers and future projects, but also to increase customer satisfaction and their own efficiency by improving internal communication. Keynote: Lutz Wagner, Executive coaching Making decisions in stressful situations After nearly 20 years as a federal league judge, in 2010 the speaker decided to change career directions to become a coordinator for the referee training at DFB and a coach for the German National Referee League. With this drastic change, he experienced firsthand how to deal with certain situations depending on the role one plays. For example, a manager should always be vigilant, analytical, supportive, accompanying, and decisive. On the other hand, a project manager should be more versatile, informative, and knowledgeable. Further training on behavior and conduct is crucial when making decisions in critical situations. Additionally, the most important factor is to make the actual decision, whether it is right or wrong comes second. However, before a decision can be made, preparation is necessary which takes place in two phases. The first phase is to gather all important information to be able to plan accordingly. The second phase consists of believing in oneself and trusting that the decision made is the most suitable. Afterwards, it is highly recommended to reflect and analyze the conclusion. After all, perfection is hard to attain and one should always strive to learn from mistakes that occurred. This presentation closed with three final points: good decision makers are automatically identified, how well a decision maker handles a controversial situation is important, and last but not least, to minimize errors when making a critical decision one should always act instead of react to a situation. Stefan Janssen Project Smart-Fab: Siemens Berlin The presentations started with an overview of both Backend and Automation themes, which is precisely the aim for the concept of the machine for the Smart-Fab project. The machine is configured Christin Lutz from the IHK Wiesbaden gave Klaus Gross a certificate for 25 years of entrepreneurial performance. Source: EPP 14 EPP EUROPE May 2017

ased on what is needed and required, as each component of the system is independent from each other. The unit interacts with the machine based on the process performance. The speaker further explained the different possibilities of the systems adaptations. The Smart-Fab supports various components, including radial and axial belts, trays, sticks, and bulk material conveyors. The specific part that is needed will be selected based on the shape of the component, which will then automatically be replaced in the machine. The Smart-Fab is a solution for automation and production concepts of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. Since September 2016, in the collaboration with the Measuring Equipment Berlin of Siemens AG, the Smart-Fab machine can now show its true capabilities and has replaced the manual assembly printed circuit boards in the Backend. Hartmut Eger Presentation & World Premier AimexIII To meet the growing demands of high-mix, variable mix, as well as, flexible volume production, the AimexIII and its sister assembly platform AimexIIIc were developed. The main difference between both systems is the size. With its compact design and reduced length, the AimexIIIc provides space saving in the production line. The Source: EPP The participants of the panel discussion (v.l.n.r.): Prof. Dr. Gerrit Sames, Dieter Meuser, Marcel Pannu, Gerd Ohl. crease production even more. The functions on the machine can be changed or edited directly on a 12-inch touchscreen. Not only will this speed up the process of finding the best solutions to errors that may occur, but also the user will be able to react as quickly as possible. The LCR Check is used for measuring and verifying all characteristics of each component to guarantee the quality of each, even when there are a variety of different volumes. Source: EPP The Keynote speaker from the first day: Lutz Wagner. Source: EPP Stefan Janssen talked about SmartFab. Florian Ritter, Asys Group Asys Smart Factory with Pulse Smart Factory is an essential part of Industry 4.0. This concept breaks down complicated processes, such as, marking, printing, mounting, and de-paneling. This also brings a connection between the individual isolated solutions and the autonomous transport robots. Software is of course an important component to this trend, which is gaining more and more recognition. With Pulse, there is a variety of devices, plating connections, and software solutions that are offered, which significantly simplifies day-to-day work in the production environment. More specifically, the Pulseone software is designed for cross-line applications. By using the app, new features and upgrades can be downloaded at any time directly to the software. Along with this, robots supply the production line automatically with material, creating a self-organized logistics for materials. This can also be integrated to be used in manual workstations. By using robots or Smartwatches, complex production processes are now less complicated, supporting the user in all aspects, making monotonous work no longer an issue. This will be possible only if a new mindset takes place and we have the courage to believe in the future of the industry and all that it can bring. Source: EPP Die Aimex III was presented by Hartmut Eger. Source: EPP Asys Smart Factory with- Pulse from Florian Ritter. AimexIII offers up to 130 feeder slots in the front and back. The DynaHead, with its revolving heads and grippers, can make the assembly of any sized components, from small to large. With its single-track configuration, the AimexIII can work with circuit boards up to 710 mm x 924 mm. With its double-track configuration, two different products can be equipped at the same time, which increases the capacity of production. Including the puffer function will in- Ulf Oestermann, IZM Fraunhofer Berlin Industry 4.0 – Rebellion of Machines What would happen if there was a rebellion of machines, and an assembly machine automatically presses the dash button? The speaker answered the questions of where such a development came from, what is happening with it now, and where will it go in the future. It all began with the first industrial revolution starting at the end of the 18 th century, involving mechanical production plants operated with the help of water and steam power. Today, we are in the fourth industrial revolution of cyber-physical systems that is mainly driven by the complexity of manufactured products, as well as, the requirements and obligations of documentation. It can also be said that Industry 4.0 is highly dependent on the subject or perspective. Although there are many different support measures, ever since politicians have declared this an important subject, the efforts of in- EPP EUROPE May 2017 15