Following the motto "UPDATE YOUR AUTOMATION," AMK presented its visionary concept for smartphone-based machine control at sps ipc drives 2016, Europe's leading specialist trade show for electrical automation. In the age of Industry 4.0, the use of smartphones and tables offers a host of advantages for lowering the total cost of ownership. The user is introduced to the concept in three steps. Step 1 is a demonstration of the potential for installation and space-savings using the highly compact AMK MultiServo. In step 2, the user can take over motion control functions using apps in the AMK MultiServo, which then enable a machine to be controlled in step 3. A trade show demonstration enabled visitors to experience how a gantry robot can be controlled with a smartphone and integrated gyroscope function, and they were able to take part in a competition at the same time. Another highlight taking center stage was modular machine building using decentralized drive technology.
The topics of the many talks given once again demonstrated how AMK has its finger on the pulse of the times in this era of increasing digitalization in machine building.