The second season explores Industry 4.0 technologies including AI, edge computing, connectivity and more

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., October 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Digi-Key Electronicswhich offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, has released the first episode of season 2 of its “Factory Tomorrow” video series focused on advances in automation and control in factories and manufacturing facilities.

Sponsored by Siemens, Schneider-Electric and Contact Phoenixthe three-episode series will take a closer look at the driving forces behind Industry 4.0, interviewing experts in the field on how artificial intelligence (AI), connectivity and advanced computing technologies are shaping the next big leap in before for manufacturing.

“Over the years, the manufacturing industry has continued to grow and become even smarter and more automated,” said Eric Halvorson, Partnership Marketing Manager – Strategic Programs at Digi-Key. “We look forward to bringing more of these Industry 4.0 technologies to light and showing how the industrial automation space is evolving. At Digi-Key, we are committed to ensuring engineers have access to the automation and control products they need to continue innovating for the future of cutting-edge factories.”

“Siemens Digital Twin addresses supply chain and manufacturing challenges by providing a virtual representation of a physical process or product to simulate, predict and optimize the product or production system,” said Kurt Covin, Director of Partner Sales at Siemens Digital Industries. “The digital twin helps manufacturers innovate more efficiently and prepare for the future.”

“Our goal at Schneider Electric is to be your digital partner for sustainability and efficiency,” said Poonam Narang, director of motor management application and strategy at Schneider Electric. “By leveraging innovative technologies, our customers can access machine performance and energy consumption data to better understand their operating health and make informed maintenance decisions to significantly reduce unplanned downtime. Additionally, our digital solutions simplify machine design, installation and maintenance, helping to address the real challenges of supply chain constraints and skilled labor shortages faced by user customers. finals today.

“At Phoenix Contact, our mission is to provide electrification, networking and automation solutions so that renewable energy is available to everyone around the world,” said Jack NehligPresident, Phoenix Contact UNITED STATESInc. “What makes us unique? We think and act for the long term, and through our passion for innovation, we deliver technologies that enable our customers to deliver reliable solutions.

The first of three videos in the series, “Seeing Double”, is now live on the Digi-Key websiteand delves into the subject of digital twins, which enable detailed hardware simulations of incredibly complex operations such as manufacturing processes and the complete layout of future factory floors.

The second video, titled “The Show Must Go On”, will provide visibility through the use of complex sensors and hardware; and the third video, “Thinking Outside the Box”, will showcase the advanced manufacturing solutions of tomorrow.

To learn more about the video series, factories of the future, and how Digi-Key is supporting the growing automation and control industry, visit Digi-Key website.

About Digi-Key Electronics
Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is recognized as both the leader and continuing innovator in the distribution of high-service electronic components and automation products worldwide. As the original pioneer in this field, Digi-Key supplies more than 13.4 million components from more than 2,300 quality brand manufacturers with industry-leading product range and depth in stock and available for immediate shipment. Beyond products that drive technological innovation, Digi-Key also supports design engineers and procurement professionals with a host of digital solutions and tools to make their jobs more efficient. Additional information can be found at and on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, instagram and LinkedIn.

About Siemens
Siemens Corporation is a US subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active globally, the company focuses on smart infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, as well as automation and digitalization in process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds for the benefit of customers and society.

About Schneider Electric
Schneider’s goal is to empower everyone to make the most of our energy and resources, combining progress and sustainability for all. We call it Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for sustainability and efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating cutting-edge process and energy technologies, endpoint-to-cloud connection products, controls, software and services across the lifecycle, enabling integrated management of enterprise, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. We are the most local of the global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems who are passionate about our shared values ​​of Meaningful Purpose, Inclusion and Empowerment.

About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact is a global market leader based in Germany. We are known for our future-oriented components, systems and solutions in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics and automation. With a global network spanning over 100 countries and over 18,000 employees, we stay in close contact with our customers, which we believe is essential to success. Our wide variety of innovative products makes it easy for our customers to find future-proof solutions for multiple applications and industries. We mainly focus on the areas of energy, infrastructure, process and factory automation.

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SOURCE Digi-Key Electronics


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