SKF, in partnership with industrial technology experts and academics from across the globe, has released a new thought leadership report focusing on the future of manufacturing and engineering. The document, entitled ‘Power the Future’, features contributions by specialists from within SKF and external authorities. It focuses on current and emerging trends in engineering technology and processes, and outlines how the factory, machinery and the workforce will evolve in the near future.
Power the Future will enable engineers and students to develop a greater knowledge of three main areas of interest that are predicted to become increasingly prevalent to future technology developments in a variety of key global industrial segments. The report is divided into three chapters, which focus on the evolution of the factory, the future of intelligent machine design, and the power of knowledge engineering.
The report was unveiled and well received at a preview event for journalists from around the world. This event was designed to give them a first glimpse of innovations due to be showcased at Motion, Drive & Automation at Hannover Messe, one of the world’s largest trade fairs for industrial technology.
Bernd Stephan, Senior Vice President - Group Technology Development at SKF, says: “For this report we have drawn on our many years of experience to paint a detailed picture of areas within production and manufacturing that we think will experience significant evolution in the near future. As demonstrated in these articles, technology is progressing at such a rapid pace and is increasingly influenced by developments and adoption outside the world of engineering. It is therefore essential that businesses within this sector, including SKF, continue to consistently focus efforts on research and innovation, and also identify future trends which may provide further opportunities.”
Continuing the theme of assessing key trends of the future, SKF will showcase a range of technology innovations, including a major scientific and technical breakthrough, that improve reliability and performance for operators across industry at this year’s Motion, Drive & Automation exhibition. The tradeshow takes place on 13–17 April 2015 in Hannover, Germany. Visitors will find SKF in Hall 22, at Stand B12, where SKF experts will be on hand to discuss its technology.