Created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!
United States
5 episodes
since March 28, 2019


In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk Industry 4.0. Helping our NZ metals industry make sense of it, understand the importance of adopting it into their business processes, and how they can evaluate its benefits and identify low hanging fruit for their specific needs. We also give examples from Germany on how integrated technology has led to improved process optimisation and flexibility, greater customer relationships, efficiencies in workload and reduced operating cost. Showcasing how both larger companies and SME’s can implement Industry 4.0 into their operations to achieve shorter feedback loops and improved quality. Holger Heinzel is our Welding Engineer leading our Automation Innovation Cluster. He’s spent time at the Facility for Intelligent Fabrication to gain experience with the latest technology in 3D scanning & printing, virtual reality assisted fabrication planning and more. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holger-heinzel-80991636/ New automation services at HERA: https://www.hera.org.nz/automation-welding/ Jan Polzer is Coordinator of Industrial Projects and a Lecturer at the University of Auckland with a passion for end to end development of automated optimisation within production systems. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-jan-polzer-456a8a142/ Website: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en.html
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