Our Machine Tool Facility (MTF) is a purpose-built machine area and Industry 4.0 Demonstrator. Housing a range of technologies from robotics and IoT, to digital twins and AI; the MTF is supported by numerous technology partners throughout the manufacturing industry.
Our test rigs connect different control systems from different vendors because we understand that in most companies there will be a combination of kit and equipment from multiple sources. We can provide a step-by-step process to show how to implement digital technology in most manufacturing SMEs, no matter their starting point. With access to a wide range of training and resources, we can support any business to make the best use of digital technologies.
Supported by a range of technology providers and software developers, the facility demonstrates the capacity of innovative digital technologies to solve common industrial challenges, including creating alerting systems to warn against process failures, and methods by which to quickly get things operational again.
AI systems are becoming increasingly vital to improving production and reducing errors - our facility showcases the typical uses of AI on the shopfloor.
Live demonstration scenarios include:
We welcome requests from technology providers to demonstrate new technologies in the facility; please get in touch for more information.