Putting Industry 4.0 Into Your Pocket – Soccer Ball Factory Demo by Maxim Integrated

Speaker: Suhel Dhanani, Maxim Integrated

At electronica 2016 Maxim showcased a completely automated digital factory that tested regulation sized soccer balls. This demo epitomized an Industry 4.0 factory, locally controlled by the ultra-small Maxim Pocket IO™ PLC development platform and a host of smart intelligent sensors that communicated the product status and took fast action based on the PLC instructions. This example of an Industry 4.0 factory used approximately 100 of Maxim ICs distributed across the various stations and was a perfect technology showcase.

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