“As worldwide population expands, we are manufacturing more product and supplying more energy to satisfy this growth. The demand on systems is stunning. The answer isn’t always to just build more – robots, energy plants, alternative energy systems, etc. – but, perhaps of greater importance for the world is how we make and distribute energy and systems more efficiently and sustainably, without sacrificing performance or longevity. That’s the ultimate goal.”
Within the power and industrial automation sectors, performance expectations, manufacturing requirements and corporate goals intersect, revealing several primary innovation drivers. These are not new objectives; they are enduring ambitions but have become somewhat more challenging to meet as a growing global population consumes increasing amounts of energy and demands greater function, all while manufacturers aim to deliver on expectations efficiently, cost-effectively and sustainably.
A leading industry voice and expert in electronic materials for industrial systems and power conversion technologies, Henkel’s Justin Kolbe breaks down these top eight factors. What characterizes each in today’s market and how are they being addressed?
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