Vitor Barros, the General Manager of KIC Europe, KIC Thermal, described their products that have recently been released, as well as, what the rest of this year looks like for the company. The company provides hardware and software tools that help measure, monitor, and improve thermal processes. Their newest product, the Industry 4.0 Start Kit, helps with machine optimization, elimination of changeover time, and reducing energy consumption. It also collects more data, and helps to automate the entire process. The Start Kit brings awareness to how a production line is functioning and how it can be improved.
The Vantage system will be released in Europe later on this year. This system will aid with gaining more information automatically from an oven and bringing this data to management and engineers. Mr. Barros states, “I am anxious to have it and start promoting it to our customers because it will bring the information to another level.”