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October 25th, 2018 | Suzhou, China
"2018 Industry 4.0 Application Conference" Held in Suzhou
"2018 Industry 4.0 Application Conference"was grandly held at the Kempinski hotel in Suzhou Industrial Park on Oct. 25th, 2018. Nearly 300 experts, scholars and enterprise representatives attended the conference, including guests from Chinese and German governments, German Chamber of Commerce, German Fraunhofer Institute, Tongji University Modern Manufacturing Technology Research Institute, Hong Kong Productivity Council, and Brose (China) and Festo (China). They made deep analysis and discussions on the application and future direction of Chinese manufacturing industry under Industry 4.0.
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This conference was hosted by ruhlamat Automation Technologies (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., guided by Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee, and jointly supported by Sino-German Intelligent Manufacturing Research Institute, Suzhou Alliance of Industrial Internet, and Suzhou Industrial Park Artificial Intelligence Industry Association. It is one of the few platforms which are sponsored by a foreign-funded enterprise in the automation industry. ruhlamat is in line with the German craftsmanship spirit to "concentrate and innovate", aiming to advance the application of intelligent manufacturing in the industry and to assist enterprises in improving the competency levels of "intelligent manufacturing" upstream and downstream industry chains. Industrial companies are driven to develop intelligent manufacturing as a new form of production to integrate various areas of design, production, management and service as an all-embracing system.At the conference, a total of 9 experts and scholars delivered their speeches. They took the equipment manufacturing and automobile industry as application scenarios, focused on interconnected intelligent factories, service-oriented manufacturing and supply chain coordination.
Dr. Thomas Knothe from German Fraunhofer Institute stated that we had an increasingly higher standard towards flexibility and convenience. Hearted with a topic - what kind of technology we needed to achieve flexible and agile industrial manufacturing. He then shared the intelligent application fields in Germany, elaborate in details how to achieve intelligent manufacturing and his thoughts of integration levels in the future, and shared with the present guests the techniques and methods of Industry 4.0.
Alexander Möckel from Brose (China) analyzed the changes brought by Industry 4.0 from the perspective of global automobile suppliers. He took Brose as an example, showed the applications of Industry 4.0 and digitalization, and pointed out that "Human beings are in Era 1.0 and industry has already entered Era 4.0". He believed that Industry 4.0 should be integrated into our mindsets and applied to a wider field.
On the subject of "Planning, design and commissioning of manufacturing system under Industry 4.0 - new and rapid methods for risk reduction", Professor Zhang Weimin of Tongji University and Christopher Ehrmann of Tongji University amtc analyzed the production requirements of the Chinese market on customization, modularity and new technologies, shared the Sino-German cooperation project I4TP, introduced Industry 4.0 modules, and showed various cases in turnkey projects. They believed that the cooperation and innovation between German and Chinese enterprises were one of the most efficient ways to reduce risks. Meanwhile, they would also work with ruhlamat together to launch Industry 4.0 cooperation projects.
同济大学张为民教授以及同济大学amtc 的Christopher Ehrmann就"工业4.0下的制造系统规划设计与调试运行－新的和迅捷降低风险的方法"，分析了中国市场对于定制化、模块化、新技术的生产需求，分享了中德合作项目I4TP、介绍了工业4.0模块，并展示在交钥匙工程领域的丰富案例，认为中德企业合作创新是有效降低风险的途径之一，并将与儒拉玛特联合开展工业4.0合作项目。
Mr. Lai Wing Cheong from Hong Kong Productivity Council took the view of the current trend of Industry 4.0 in the Hong Kong industries, shared the rich experience in Industry 4.0 of Hong Kong enterprises, and provided abundant reference and learning experience on Industry 4.0 for manufacturing enterprises in mainland China.
Mr. Zhang Wenjun from Festo (China) explained how digitalization can help intelligent manufacturing in the future from digital strategies and digital tactics. Through the sharing of practical application cases, the learning, construction, inspiration and operation of digital tactics were clearly and vividly explained.
Mr. Zhu Liting from TRUMPF (China) showed how to provide customers with intelligent laser technology services by means of digitalization and intelligence.
Mr. Florian Weihard, CTO from ruhlamat Automation Technologies (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. gave a speech on Flexible Automation.
Mr. Kiran Nataraj, Maker of ShopWorx, introduced and shared the application of digital software - ShopWorx, providing attendees with a masterly speech on Industry 4.0.
ShopWorx创始人Mr. Kiran Nataraj介绍并分享了数字化软件-ShopWorx的应用，为与会人员提供一场工业4.0行业的盛宴。
The development and application of intelligent manufacturing is a process of constantly evolving technology and engineering innovation, and will certainly be a process of promoting the manufacturing industry and even the entire economic transformation. In this process, new relations of production must be formed to create new modes of production, operation and service, which also posed all-round challenges to our industry, including exploration of industrial ecology, technology research and development, production management, operation service, organizational innovation and even standards and norms.
The conference ended with the kick-off ceremony of "Industry 4.0 International Innovation Center". The center plans to set up an open and equal learning and communication platform for Industry 4.0 upstream and downstream enterprises and institutes, and make contributions to the transformation and upgrading of industries and manufacturing in China, which brought the conference to another climax. All the participants agreed that we needed extensive cooperation, interdisciplinary and cross-industry cooperation, and cooperation with scientific research institutes, industries, finance and governments when faced with industrial challenges. Such cooperation will also be effectively carried out across regions, borders and throughout the whole world.
The successful holding of "2018 Industry 4.0 Application Conference", not only provided a platform for communication, but also a meeting of minds and ideas. It built a wisdom platform among industry research institutes, universities and enterprises. It also offered suggestions and advice for rapid development of intelligent and digital manufacturing in China. Let's look forward to our next gathering!
ruhlamat Automation Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. is founded in 1998 as a subsidiary of ruhlamat Germany. It mainly focuses on auto parts solutions, laser applications, vario products. During 20-year development in china, ruhlamat Suzhou became partner of many famous automotive parts suppliers, such as Continental, PO, Hella, Nexteer, Valeo, BorgWarner, GKN, Brose, Magna, etc.
Meanwhile, ruhlamat is enhancing its service in other industries, including new energy vehicle, medical and low-voltage electrical equipment, etc. ISO9001 certification and VDA 6.4 guarantee ruhlamat's high quality of service.
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