Industry 4.0 at STAS –What does it mean for the industry and your customer?
Published in Aluminum Times, April-May 2018 Edition
By Dominic Vézina, Marketing & Communications Manager, STAS Inc.
It is a simple scientific fact that it takes less energy to accelerate a lighter object than a heavier one. Lightweighting has become the latest trend in automotive due to its implications in improving fuel economy, carbon neutrality and high performance.
When it comes to heavy industry, some things don’t change quickly or easily, even when they can and should. Case in point, the aluminium industry has been talking about adopting real-time cryolitic bath measurement since 2010, if not earlier.
Data shows the total number of domestic robots is expected to reach up to 31 million by 2019, much higher than the 2.6 million industrial robots projected for the same year. So, the question arises, will robots replace human as the dominant species on earth in the future?