26 min

Ensuring you’re a ‘factory of the future’ in New Zealand. A conversation with HERA’s Automation leader Holger Heinzel & Industry 4.0 Specialist Jan Polzer Stirring The Pot

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk Industry 4.0. Helping our NZ metals industry make sense of it, understand the importance of adopting it into their business processes, and how they can evaluate its benefits and identify low hanging fruit for their specific needs.
We also give examples from Germany on how integrated technology has led to improved process optimisation and flexibility, greater customer relationships, efficiencies in workload and reduced operating cost. Showcasing how both larger companies and SME’s can implement Industry 4.0 into their operations to achieve shorter feedback loops and improved quality.
 
More about Holger:
Holger is HERA's Welding Engineer leading our Automation Innovation Cluster. He’s spent time at the Facility for Intelligent Fabrication to gain experience with the latest technology in 3D scanning & printing, virtual reality assisted fabrication planning and more.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holger-heinzel-80991636/
New automation services at HERA: https://www.hera.org.nz/automation-welding/
 
More about Jan:
Jan is Coordinator of Industrial Projects and a Lecturer at the University of Auckland with a passion for end to end development of automated optimisation within production systems.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-jan-polzer-456a8a142/
Website: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en.html
 
 

In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk Industry 4.0. Helping our NZ metals industry make sense of it, understand the importance of adopting it into their business processes, and how they can evaluate its benefits and identify low hanging fruit for their specific needs.
We also give examples from Germany on how integrated technology has led to improved process optimisation and flexibility, greater customer relationships, efficiencies in workload and reduced operating cost. Showcasing how both larger companies and SME’s can implement Industry 4.0 into their operations to achieve shorter feedback loops and improved quality.
 
More about Holger:
Holger is HERA's Welding Engineer leading our Automation Innovation Cluster. He’s spent time at the Facility for Intelligent Fabrication to gain experience with the latest technology in 3D scanning & printing, virtual reality assisted fabrication planning and more.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holger-heinzel-80991636/
New automation services at HERA: https://www.hera.org.nz/automation-welding/
 
More about Jan:
Jan is Coordinator of Industrial Projects and a Lecturer at the University of Auckland with a passion for end to end development of automated optimisation within production systems.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-jan-polzer-456a8a142/
Website: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en.html
 
 

26 min

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