Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) will exhibit the main components of its cyber-physical factory—acquired from Festo Didactic with the support of Festo Canada—at the Montréal Manufacturing Technology Show this May 14 to 16.
The first cyber-physical factory of its type in Canada, this futuristic training facility comprises state-of-the-art production technologies and interconnected systems. This installation introduces companies to key concepts underlying Industry 4.0 and explains the significant benefits that can accrue from its technologies. Participants will learn how Industry 4.0 projects operate and will be able to prototype their own digital projects before scaling them up for actual production.
The CRIQ cyber-physical factory will be located in the very heart of the MMTS Zone. In this zone, devoted to education and networking, experts will offer workshops and there will be ample opportunity to meet with Réseau Québec 3-D partners.
“The cyber-physical factory at MMTS affords companies in the advanced manufacturing sector a unique opportunity to access the potential of Industry 4.0. Our goal is to have innovative manufacturers benefit from using our lab. We invite all companies to come and discover this bona fide training factory at MMTS,” remarked Denis Hardy, CRIQ President and CEO.
Julie Pike, Director, Canadian Events at SME added that “SME is thrilled to be partnering with CRIQ at our upcoming MMTS event. Their cyber-physical factory on display in the MMTS Zone will give Quebec’s manufacturing leaders and professionals the opportunity learn more about Industry 4.0 while they see it in action and consider how to leverage these concepts into their operations. This is a must-see highlight of MMTS 2018.”