Minister sees smart factory up close

What opportunities are hiding behind Industry 4.0? Where do the current challenges lie in the international marketplace? What significance do medium sized companies have?

The Minister for Economic Affairs for Baden-Württemberg, Dr Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, shed some light on these questions among others during a seminar at gripping systems and clamping technology specialist Schunk’s premises in Lauffen, Germany. After the seminar, the minister was invited to witness the capabilities of high-tech components from Schunk at close quarters – from fully automated production up to direct collaboration between humans and robots.
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