Actemium and Axians make value creation in industry visible at Hannover Messe 2019

VINCI Energies is using its presence at Hannover Messe 2019 to demonstrate the benefits that digitally transformed value-added processes bring to the manufacturing industry. The brands Actemium and Axians will show their smart industry solutions at ten demo points in Hall 6, booth G30: One of them demonstrates Smart Safety through a platform that uses VR glasses to train workers in occupational safety. Another one features an intelligent robot that draws on AI to examine the quality of workpieces, while right next to it, a cyberattack on an industrial plant is simulated. Further showcases will visualize topics such as Big Data, industrial drones and the digital twin. On Thursday, April 4th Actemium Smart Industry Day 2019 starts at 12 p.m. and will bring trade show visitors up to date with the current state of smart industry. It will feature expert keynotes, workshops as well as a panel discussion.

Hannover Messe, which takes place from April 1st to 5th 2019, will once again gather Germany’s digital pioneers in its trade fair “Digital Factory” in Halls 5 to 8. The companies will illustrate their approaches to integrating value-added, data-based processes in the manufacturing industry. Right in the middle of it is VINCI Energies, with its brands Actemium and Axians exhibiting in Hall 6, Stand G30. Visitors can expect to see demonstrations of numerous concepts such as predictive maintenance, AI-based testing and industrial cyber security, while interactive showcases demonstrate live how implemented applications create digital value.

Highlights at Hannover Messe

The “Smart Safety” showcase proves that safety training can be made exciting and effective. The interactive learning platform uses the immersive effect of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to teach occupational safety using data goggles or tablets. Visitors can put on VR glasses and try their hand at maintaining an industrial plant that they perceive as real. Among other things, they experience what happens if they forget to take out the fuse. ViewStar i, a solution for automation and plant control that Actemium developed with IoT40 Systems for users in the process industry, will also be on display. Recreating a use case from the oil and gas industry, Actemium will demonstrate the advantages of combining isolated applications, integrating modern data analysis methods – from plant automation to artificial intelligence. The ICT experts of Axians will connect this application with a number of other showcase models to demonstrate the technical possibilities of concepts such as Smart Field Service and Smart Mobile Maintenance.


Further Showcases

AI-based quality check: A small two-arm robot, ABB Yumi IRB 14000, uses a camera to recognize and pick up workpieces. With the help of AI, YuMi evaluates their quality and then sorts them accordingly. In practice, this significantly increases production quality.

Industrial Cyber Security at your fingertips: A live demo shows how malware infects an industrial plant. Production continues, but nobody notices that the mixture has changed. Visitors learn how to detect anomalies and protect their enterprises from cyberattacks.

AI reduces scrap in an extrusion line: An algorithm developed by Axians using IBM Watson technology analyzes – in real time – the quality of plastic material produced, combining a multitude of data from sensors, the manufacturing process, orders, as well as incoming goods inspections. The analysis enables enterprises to detect deviations from target values at a very early stage, thus minimizing their scrap rate.

Machine Learning – from repair request to spare parts logistics: An application for the aerospace industry visualizes an automated analysis of time-critical requests in repair and maintenance work, resulting in the delivery of the correct spare parts at the right time to the right place.

“We strive to highlight the benefits the digital transformation offers to manufacturers in terms of industrial value creation. To us, only processes that work in practice are relevant,” emphasizes Frank Westphal, CEO of Actemium Germany. “This approach demands that we combine the best of two worlds when it comes to industrial technology and digital transformation. And this is exactly what VINCI Energies, with its system integrators Actemium and Axians, is predestined to do”. Actemium is VINCI Energies’ brand for electrical engineering and automation technology. Their ICT brand Axians is a service provider offering solutions for digital collaboration and cyber security. The combined disciplines of both brands result in an extensive ecosystem for smart industry solutions. Jacques Diaz, CEO of Axians Germany, adds: “As a 360-degree ICT provider, we value Hannover Messe as the ideal platform to inform – together with Actemium – our customers about integrated solutions for IoT, smart maintenance and AI. The atmosphere of change at this leading trade fair for digital transformation is even more palpable than it was at CeBIT in its best days.”

Networking opportunity: Actemium Smart Industry Days 2019

“Smart Industry Days” – an event series organized by Actemium – will make a stopover in Hannover on Thursday, April 4th at 12 p.m. After lunch in the Convention Centre, renowned experts from the world of science and from private enterprises, including Franz Josef Radermacher, Professor of IT at the University of Ulm, will speak on the current state of smart industry. Four workshops led by experts on site will provide further insights. Following a panel discussion, visitors will have the opportunity to exchange ideas at the VINCI Energies booth.



About Actemium

Actemium, a key player in the transformation to a smarter industry, is the VINCI Energies brand dedicated to industrial processes. Focusing on a continuous optimization of performance, Actemium accompanies customers in a smooth way into the new industrial era. The network, comprising more than 350 agile & self-learning business units specialized by market segment, enables a customized approach, presenting multi-technical, multi-site and multi-country solutions. Operating throughout the entire industrial life cycle, from design up to and including maintenance, Actemium innovates in order to support the long-term development of industrial customers, in a sustainable way.
2018: €2.5 billion revenue / 21,000 employees / 380 business units / 40 countries


About Axians

Axians supports its customers — private-sector companies, public-sector entities, operators and service providers — in their infrastructures and digital solutions development. To this end, Axians offers a comprehensive range of ICT solutions and services spanning business applications and data analytics, enterprise networks and digital workspaces, datacenters and cloud services, telecommunications infrastructure and cybersecurity. Axians’s specialized consulting, design, integration and service teams develop bespoke digital transformation solutions that contribute to successful business outcomes for its customers. Axians is a VINCI Energies brand.
2018: Revenues of €2.3 billion // 10,000 employees // 22 countries


About VINCI Energies

In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies focuses on connections, performance, energy efficiency and data to fast-track the rollout of new technologies and support two major changes: the digital transformation and the energy transition. With their strong regional roots and agile organisational structure, VINCI Energies’ business units boost the reliability, safety and efficiency of energy, transport and communication infrastructure, factories, buildings and information systems.

2018: €12.6 billion revenue // 77,500 employees // 1,800 business units // 53 countries


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