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CRIQ, Festo partner on Industry 4.0

Partnership will drive the adoption of smart factories in the province's industrial sector.

July 21, 2016   by PLANT Staff

MUNICH, Germany — Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) has signed an agreement with industrial automation manufacturer Festo to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 and smart factories in Quebec’s manufacturing sector.

The agreement will provide CRIQ with access to specialized resources and automation technologies from Festo, which will collaborate with the Quebec industrial innovation incubator’s research team. CRIQ specialized in the development of robotization, artificial intelligence, telematics, numerical control, production systems organization and Big Data management technologies.

Smart factories are a core element of Industry 4.0 and are characterized by continuous communication between various tools and workstations of supply and production lines.

CRIQ, which completes more than 2,000 innovation and productivity-focused projects every year, says the partnership will drive the development of factory technology in the province and drive new life into its industrial sector.

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