9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Intelligent Industrial Automation: Using Your Thermoset Process Data to Solve Quality, Downtime and Production Problems



Every engineer dreams about having perfect transparency in their thermoset manufacturing process to continuously improve production efficiency and quality. Using data is the key to optimizing recipes, quality, and capacity to ensure factories stay competitive. 

The problem is that data tends to live and die in the equipment, without being recorded or utilized anywhere. Acquisition requires months of hard-wiring your factory into PCs on top of burdensome installation costs. The resulting data is raw, inconsistent, and hard to translate into insights. 

The latest technological advancements we take for granted in the rest of our lives —rising processing power, decreasing computing cost, abundant wireless connectivity, and limitless cloud storage—is finally available in the form of Industry 4.0 to make your existing equipment truly digital. Now you can collect and analyze data from all your existing machines and sensors simply by attaching small transmitters to serial ports. Monitor all the metrics you value, together, in real time. Increase the efficiency and value of your existing factory lines. No lengthy IT projects, hardwired networks, or new equipment required

As Industry 4.0 gains momentum in manufacturing, many are calculating the risk-reward ratio of becoming early adopters. To truly understand the urgency of starting your Industry 4.0 project, consider what you’re losing by not innovating, specifically: the cost of poor quality, downtime, and competitiveness. 

In this session, you will learn why the process data and analytics provided by Industry 4.0 solutions are the most important part of industrial automation and how they can help you solve your production problems. 

•Learn about the relationship between smart industrial automation and Industry 4.0

•Gain a complete understanding of Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine
Learning and what it means for thermoset manufacturers

•How Industry 4.0 solutions leverage your process data to increase output by 20% and
decrease total scrap by 50%.

•Discover how to launch your organization’s Industry 4.0 journey.


Willem is the founder and CEO of Oden Technologies, an Industrial Internet of Things company offering wireless and cloud-based tools to manufacturers to analyze and optimize production. Willem studied Industrial Engineering specialized in production at Lund University and Ecole Centrale Paris. Most recently, Willem was named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 and Plastics News Risings Stars for his work in transforming the manufacturing industry and is a contributor for Forbes.com, where he writes on the future of manufacturing.



Willem Sundblad / Founder & CEO, Oden Technologies