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Industry 4.0 is the 4th industrial revolution and is achieved when all relevant information is available in real time due to the connection of all instances in the value chain.
Industry 4.0 allows you to:
- Monitor and control all critical operations remotely
- Collect and analyse data in continuously
- Receive feedback on product performance in real-time.
- Make better, more accurate decisions about production and product developments
- Improve client satisfaction through improved quality and delivery time frames.
Despite Industry 4.0 being nearly 10 years old, few foundries have embraced the advantages of new connected technologies, in part due to the challenges with replacing existing equipment. For the majority of foundries the principal challenge is finance, followed by operational challenges such as managing new processes and retraining staff.
At GIFA 2019, we unveiled our latest innovation, the 100% electric E-shooter is designed to deliver green core making. The e-shooter is environmentally friendly, more efficient and has the advantage of being Industry 4.0 compatible.
We have just about recovered from this year’s GIFA. We were delighted to see so many clients and future partners at our stand where we had three machines on display. GIFA 2019 was important for us as we had all three European branches present, as well as 150m2 to display machines from each of our competency centres.
New technologies offer opportunities for foundries to change their current operations and reduce their environmental footprint.
What is GIFA
The majority of European foundry professionals are familiar with GIFA. But for those of you new to the industry, or who work outside of Europe, GIFA is the largest International Foundry Trade Fair.
GIFA takes place every 4 years, making it the leading trade fair for casting technology, and a highly anticipated event. Another GIFA differentiator is that it combines a trade show with technical forums. This means you always discover exciting new innovations when you attend.
The first GIFA, which stands for Gießerei-Fachmesse and means Foundry Trade Fair, was held in 1956. Since its creation, GIFA has grown considerably in size. It used to be ran alongside METAV but it now combines the METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST trade fairs.