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Manufacturing Automation: Use a testbed to enable Industry 4.0 manufacturing

The goal of the Innovation Lab was to showcase advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0-ready technology

June 9, 2021  by Manufacturing Automation

Photo: SEW EURODRIVE/Humber College

In 2017, Humber College approached SEW-EURODRIVE with a concept for the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation.

The concept was based on creating an environment where the educational sector and advanced manufacturing industry would work together to actively develop and test applied research projects in a state-of-the-art facility.

After the partnership signing, both parties immediately went to work to create a vision for manufacturing of the future. The end result was the creation of the Ernst Blickle Innovation Lab, named for the founder of SEW-EURODRIVE.

The goal of the Innovation Lab was to showcase advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0-ready technology that SEW-EURODRIVE is currently using in its own facilities around the world.

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