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#2 SMART FACTORY EXPERIENCE IN CHINA

A Learning Expedition to Make your Factory Smarter

(*) Program can be customised based on time and availability.

LEARNING EXPEDITION FORMAT

VISIT OF ADVANTECH

TOPIC: Real-time equipment & resource monitoring

The maker of industrial displays, controllers and other electronic components impressed with a real-time sensor- and software solution which allows them to monitor both high tech machines such as SMT lines as well as conventional equipment like mechanical press brakes. With this framework Advantech gains complete transparency across all production steps. The operating data is automatically consolidated and visualized and made available wherever it is needed – from the shop floor to the board room. Another highlight of this implementation is the so-called situation room. There, all process & machine data is automatically sorted by relevance and visually summarized for evaluation and decision-making. This makes it possible to detect deviations and initiate countermeasures in real-time, for example when an unusual increase in power consumption occurs.

VISIT OF TLD GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

TOPIC: Production & inspection online system

The manufacturer of push trucks and baggage loaders for airports received an Award for the exceptionally high degree of horizontal integration, which not only integrates workflows within TLD, but also links the company seamlessly with customers and suppliers. For example, each operator has a tablet to access work instructions for 50 and more processes with 500+ work steps. Engineering/ production preparation, quality and design/development have access to the same database, preventing mistakes caused by different document versions. In addition, suppliers also have access to the system and receive relevant data automatically, e.g. information about quality and on-time delivery. Another highlight of the system is the community function. All workflows can be started and completed without a single email being sent: all communication-and coordination tasks can be accomplished directly in the system.

 

VISIT OF BOSCH CHANGSHA

 

TOPIC: Advanced automation & assistance systems

The supplier of automotive components and electric drives impressed the jury
with a production line for ABS comprising state-of-the-art automation and
assistance systems, in which 34 work stations can be operated by only two employees. The line’s capabilities include real-time performance monitoring, automated KPI reporting, 100% capturing of process-, machine- and product parameters, 100% traceability, automatic changeover, RFID communication between workpiece holder and -station as well as a safety system which makes use of indoor GPS to set up an electronic fence around danger zones.

VISIT OF BORCHE MACHINERY

TOPIC: Online in-field condition monitoring

The manufacturer of plastic injection molding machines has developed a system which can permanently monitor the operating status at the customer’s site, resulting in an outstanding level of customer integration. It consists of self-developed hardware such as 4G receiver-/sender modules and customized IT-architecture, also developed in-house. With this solution Borche is able to help its customers to avoid downtimes and extend equipment lifetime. In addition, the data provides valuable insights concerning the development of
new machine generations.

VISIT OF TRUKING TECHNOLOGY

TOPIC: Integrated ERP-MES-PDM, process simulation

The producer of process equipment for pharmaceuticals and active ingredients
received an Award for the outstanding integration of product development and
production. With this capability, Truking is able to simulate production
parameters during development with a high degree of detail. The parameters obtained from the simulation are directly linked with databases from production and purchasing and prevent errors which can occur at interfaces and media breaks, e.g. during data format conversion. In addition, Truking impressed the jury with a system for remote monitoring of their equipment in the field.

TOPICS

  • Opportunity map: Find out where Industry 4.0 is relevant in your company
  • Get to know real-life smart factory examples
  • Technology driver of Industry 4.0
  • Implementation sequence
  • IT architecture for I4.0, horizontal & vertical integration
  • Experience connectivity: How to reduce lineside stock by 50%

TYPICAL LEX ITINERARY

AM:

Arrival on day before

Bus transfer

Workshop @smartFACTORY Kunshan

  • HOW TO IMPLEMENT INDUSTRY 4.0 TO MAKE YOUR FACTORY SMARTER

PM:

  • Including go & see of Factory As A Service

Bus transfer
Hotel in Kunshan
Windsor Park

AM:

Bus transfer

Company visit

  • ADVANTECH
    • Topic: Real-time equipment & resource monitoring – The factory that has it all

Bus transfer to TLD, 2h

PM:

Company visit

  • TLD
    • Topic: Production & inspection online system – Seamless from customer to factory to supplier

Bus transfer to Hotel in
Shanghai: Holiday Inn Express

AM:

Bus transfer to airport

Flight Shanghai Hongqiao to
Changsha
FM9397
9:45 – 11:40

Bus transfer

PM:

Company visit

  • BOSCH Changsha
    • Topic: Advanced automation & assistance systems – Meet the assembly line from the future, today

Bus transfer
Hotel in Changsha,
Crowne Plaza,

AM:

Bus transfer to Ningxiang, 1h

Company visit

  • Truking
    • Integrated ERP-MES- PDM, process simulation – When data meets engineering

PM:

Bus transfer
High Speed Train
Changsha to Guangzhou
Bus transfer
Hotel in Guangzhou,
Crowne Plaza

AM:

  • Bus transfer
  • Company visit
  • Borche Machinery
    • Topic: Online in-field condition monitoring – Customer connection 4.0

PM: 

  • Bus transfer and Return Flight

 

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