The 2019 IWCS Cable and Connectivity Symposium in North Carolina may have come to a close but the debate on how best to deploy Industry 4.0 methodologies within the factory environment certainly continues.

In support of the symposium format where delegates had the chance to learn about basic and emerging technologies, Cimteq launched its own paper on ‘Applying Industry 4.0 to the Cable Factory Environment’.

A top of the mind association with Industry 4.0 tends to be the purchase of new machines, equipment, implementation of big data, virtual reality, robotics or even building a new factory.  Cimteq’s paper seeks to offer an alternative view to reaping the benefits offered by Industry 4.0 – that of flexibility, customization and future proofing – but in a way that capitalizes on current assets to make them more responsive.

It was a topic that piqued the interest of so many delegates visiting Cimteq’s stand at IWCS.  Richard Cotter, Cimteq’s Sales Director, explains:  “It’s the learning element of the IWCS symposium which creates such a lively atmosphere and  interesting debate. How much does it cost to deploy Industry 4.0 technologies? At what stage should a cable manufacturer consider implementation?

“Cimteq is committed to helping its clients achieve the shortest time-to-benefit window in implementing their cable manufacture and design software.  Events such as IWCS present the perfect opportunity for us to illustrate how our software addresses particular scenarios.”

For a personal online demonstration on how CableBuilder and CableMES can address your Industry 4.0 challenges, please email Katy Harrison, Marketing Manager, Cimteq,

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