Artificial Intelligence and Digitization in Fluid Systems
Now, four years later, after the development of the agenda, we have entered the next technological leap, artificial intelligence (AI). Although AI today is a very hyped concept and is reminiscent of other rapidly emerging technologies, which later crashed (Virtual Reality and the IT boom in 1999), there are major underlying differences with the emergence of AI. The most important thing is that AI has technically already come so far that it has begun to be implemented in several industries (media, communication and finance) and that important prerequisites for AI, such as data clouds for storing large amounts of data and that various IT platforms are widely available today at a low cost. Add the very powerful IT tools available at a relatively low cost to build AI applications. In several respected contexts, AI is referred to as an event of greater significance than when the steam engine made its entrance into society. In the spring of 2020, SFMA analyzed what AI can give the fluid industry. The purpose of the report is to demonstrate the great importance that artificial intelligence will bring to the Swedish fluid industry and highlight the commercial opportunities that are now rapidly emerging by exploiting AI technology. The report shows the status of AI in the global and Swedish fluid industry and the research and development that is taking place globally and nationally in AI. An approach to a strategic and tactical plan for how the Swedish fluid industry should act in the future, so as not to lose pace in the introduction of AI, is presented to the Swedish fluid industry.
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Presentations from SiS and SFMA's inspiration day on standardization
SiS and SFMA in collaboration conducted a digital inspiration day on standardization in the field of hydraulics and pneumatics. This took place on November 10, 2020. Here are the presentations from the various lectures.
Innovative green hydraulics
During a three-year period until 2016, SFMA (IFS and HPF) developed a strategic agenda for the hydraulics industry called "Innovative Green Hydraulics". Sweden's successful exploitation of hydraulic technology has resulted in Swedish companies taking a world-leading role in a large number of industrial sectors where hydraulics is a key technology in industrial products, but also in the establishment of several world-leading Swedish companies that develop and manufacture hydraulic components and systems. From submarines to vehicles, forestry, agricultural and construction machinery, cranes, wave and wind power, equipment and systems for the process industry to aviation. Exports of goods from these industrial goods amount to SEK 100 billion or 10% of the value of goods in Swedish industrial exports. The number of full-time employees amounts to almost 50,000 people.
The plan presented aims to strengthen the development of new innovative products and solutions for a wide range of industrial applications that are in global demand. The plan brings together Sweden's world-leading hydraulics industry - both small and large companies, Swedish research, actors and organizations in hydraulics in a joint strategic research and innovation plan until the year 2030.
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