A global leader in the industrial tooling market, Stanley Black & Decker (SB&D) has just announced the opening of its 23,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Hartford, Connecticut. Called “Manufactory 4.0,” the facility will serve as the epicenter for the company’s global Industry 4.0 “smart factory” and workforce upskilling initiatives.
The purpose of the Manufactory 4.0 center is first to provide a physical testbed for new advanced technologies in the manufacturing space. In addition, the center will be a training facility where SB&D plant managers can come in order to learn about the latest technologies, capabilities and how they can apply them to their manufacturing facilities. To build Manufactory 4.0, SB&D was looking at all types of digital systems, including robotics, visions systems, as well as a digital backbone that could enable all of these different technologies to communicate and operate in a synchronized, seamless way. Engineering US team of Digital Industry specialists was asked to develop this digital backbone, which included Our
Congrats to Engineering USA’s team that supported the development of the technologies that transformed the vision of Manufactory 4.0 into a reality.
Stanley Black & Decker is a $14 billion revenue, purpose-driven industrial organization. Stanley Black & Decker has 58,000 employees in more than 60 countries and operates the world's largest tools and storage business, the world's second largest commercial electronic security company, a leading engineered fastening business as well as Oil & Gas and Infrastructure businesses. The company's iconic brands include Black & Decker, Bostitch, CRAFTSMAN, DEWALT, FACOM, Irwin, Lenox, Porter Cable and Stanley. Stanley Black & Decker is a company for the makers and innovators, the craftsmen and the caregivers, and those doing the hard work to make the world a better place. To learn more about their new "Manufactory 4.0" center, click here.