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Experience & Opportunity sharing among i4.0 practitioners from Taiwan & Germany Enhancing global connections via the smart machinery industry

  • Published at: 2018-11-21 14:36
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In order to globalize the domestic smart machinery industry, and boost the sharing of bilateral technologies as well as business opportunities, the 3rd Germany-Taiwan Smart Machinery Forum was held during the 2018 TMTS show on September 11, 2018 (Friday) at the Taichung City Precision Machinery Innovation Technology Park by the Smart Machinery Promotion Office and the German Trade Office, Taipei.

The achievements listed below were witnessed by Dr. Ming-hsin Kung, Deputy Minister of the MOEA, Dr. Thomas Prinz, Director General of the German Institute Taipei, Mr. Kuang-Yau Chang, Taichung City Government Deputy Mayor, and Mr. Axel Limberg, Executive Director of the German Trade Office, Taipei, as well as other guests and the audience. One MoU was signed between Techman Robot Inc. and ATLANTA Antriebssysteme E. Seidenspinner GmbH & Co. KG, indicating that ATLANTA will be in charge of distributing Techman’s robotic facilities in Europe; another was signed between Asia Pacific Elite Corp. (APEC) and Siemens AG, indicating that APEC and Siemens will supply the needed software and hardware for collaboration on the digitalization of production lines; another was signed between Manford Machinery Co. Ltd. and IGUS GmbH, indicating that Manford Machinery and IGUS will engage in joint efforts to develop new technology for smart machinery implementation. Through the above-mentioned achievements, we endeavor to keep up with Industry 4.0 trends, accelerating the development of the domestic smart machinery industry, increasing global competence, and enabling in-depth bilateral collaboration in the global smart machinery market.

The Smart Machinery Golden Award Ceremony was held preceding the above-mentioned forum. Gallant Precision Machining (GPM), the Fair Friend Group (FFG), GMM Corp., Ching Chan Optical Technology, Mobiletron, TECO Electric & Machinery, Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) and TBI Motion were granted the Smart Machinery Golden Award in acknowledgement of their dedication to automated manufacturing. This award is to encourage industrial upgrading from precision machinery to smart machinery by selecting exemplary enterprises. Among the eight winners listed above, GPM has integrated experiences in promoting automation systems and intelligent manufacturing in the display, semiconductor, and solar power industries, and connected the equipment and processes in a scientific fashion, from points to lines, to intelligent machines for total solutions with intelligent diagnosis and smart prediction; TECO Electric & Machinery has been granted the honor of utilizing a number of self-developed smart technologies applied in the flexible smart motor production line, integrating ERP, MES, CPS, Big Data and machine vision in industrial robots. Through the forum, international enterprises are expected to be well informed of the progress of the smart machinery industry in Taiwan in order to boost potential collaboration.

There were nearly 300 guests and audience members from Germany and Taiwan. Opening speeches were made by bilateral representatives; keynote speeches were made by Trumpf, Siemens, Advantech, Bosch, Toptek, IGUS, AIDC, etc., with topics regarding trend briefing, technology sharing, new IoT platforms for smart machinery ecosystems, new business models and smart manufacturing; a case study presented by DMG Mori and Techman Robot, and at the end a panel discussion was hosted by Mr. Han Pang Huang, Chairman of TAIROA, with representative speakers from the Smart Machinery Promotion Office, Advantech, Techman Robot, Siemens, Bosch and Trumpf, followed by interaction with guests and the audience with an in-depth Q&A regarding cooperation patterns, opportunity timing and long-term collaboration.

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