Flanders Make event

Capture and link machine and workplace data to an MES system easily and efficiently

Capture and link machine and workplace data to an MES system easily and efficiently
€ 150.00/p.p

Event address

Gaston Geenslaan 8
3001 Leuven


Many production environments are running machines that are outdated and, although not yet at the end of their lifespan, do not have the technical capabilities expected of a modern state-of-the-art industry 4.0 environment. Specifically, these machines are not equipped with the necessary sensors to capture data and do not have the required interfaces for connectivity and digitalisation. In addition, there are production environments where there are modern and industry 4.0 ready production machines, but where the data is not captured or communicated with other systems in the production environment, due to the lack of the necessary knowledge to configure this or the absence of the necessary software components to capture this data in a structured way. Furthermore, there are also work cells where human actions are not or insufficiently captured. However, the data from both production machines and work cells with operators is useful and sometimes even required for external systems that offer functionalities such as planning, traceability, dashboarding, reporting, maintenance, etc.

In the case of an obsolete production machine, the purchase of a new generation machine that does meet the technical expectations is sometimes a bridge too far, both financially and operationally. After all, the machine is part of a production process that must run continuously. Connecting external IIOT-ready sensors around the machine and introducing the necessary software components can be a possible interim solution. These IIOT-ready sensors and devices should capture data that is not generated or supplied by the machine (e.g. start/stop times, vibrations, temperature, pressure, etc.). Furthermore, in addition to the capture of these data, there is also a need for a standardised, open and cloud-ready data architecture for the collection of these metrics and the storage of these data in a suitable database (e.g. Historian), which has the necessary functionalities to also easily connect modern production machines.

The intention of this workshop is to present a number of technical solutions and use cases, in which both obsolete and modern machines, as well as work cells with operators can be linked by means of IIOT hardware and software components that allow data capture and communication with a standardised and structured storage system. Furthermore, it is intended that the vendors and integrators will offer assistance to the end customers in selecting suitable solutions and support in their implementation.

Target group

We address all (SME) production companies from all sectors that are considering the purchase of production support software and want to gain insight into its possibilities and choose a suitable solution based on the right criteria.

Job profiles: C-level managers, directors, production managers, operations managers and IT managers.


Time Speaker Topic
9:00 - 9:30   Welcome/Coffee
9:30 – 9:45 Jan Vandael (Flanders Make) Welcome + MES4SME intro


Introduction workshop session

9:45 – 10:15 Valentijn De Leeuw (Flanders Make) General overview IIOT data captation and processing
10:15 – 11:15 Steven Moens (Waylay/Yokogawa)

Quickly and easily discover the advantages of using IIoT sensors in your production facility by means of plug & play IIoT sensor kits

By using these plug & play IIoT sensor kits, the added value of IIoT can be quickly and carefree demonstrated in terms of, for example, preventive maintenance, visualisation of hitherto unknown measurements, saving on operator tours, etc. The plug & play IIoT sensor kits allow for easy initial installation and are, through the use of a cloud platform and maximum standardisation in the kits, very easy to scale up and roll out on a large scale, for example over an entire production facility. In addition, the sensors and their associated cloud platform are very easy to maintain and can work independently of existing automation and visualisation systems. However, if desired, an integration with these systems and/or MES,ERP and other systems is perfectly possible thanks to the extensive connectivity possibilities.

11:15 – 12:15 Tom Serru (Ikologik)

Industry 4.0 for your exisiting and new machinery

Implementing both sensor and modern PLC data on an Industry 4.0 data logging platform, difficult and expensive? During this hands-on explanation Ikologik will bring you some examples on how to approach this step by step and make your machine park ready for the future.

12:15 – 13:00   Sandwich lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Kristof Wittouck (One Two) Ssshhht… the machine talks! Capture the data that man and machine have been carrying in your business for years. Simple and smart, fast and smooth. Keep up with Industry 4.0 without major investments.

If a system existed to capture data quickly, cheaply and smartly on the shop floor, you would want to use it, wouldn't you? In this keynote presentation, OneTwo explains how you can extract information from your machine park and your employees with easily accessible tools. Start and stop times, production time, material consumption ... without any major investments or retraining, you can step into the smart applications of the future. The data are there, you only need to read them out.

14:00 – 15:00 Dries Boone (IBA)

Scalable and simple solution for IIoT and Industry 4.0

Monitoring of increasingly complex machines and processes requires versatile and fast solutions for machine data collection and processing. Various sensors, PLCs, drives, communication interfaces, cameras and HMIs can be monitored synchronously. This enables efficient troubleshooting and maintenance strategies. IBA's software and hardware is unmatched in its ability to connect and analyze almost anything. A proven system to rely on in the age of Industry 4.0.

15:00 – 16:00 Jan Vandael Wrap-up & Networking reception

Register here

You can register via the ISyE website.

€ 150.00/p.p