Manufacturing in India: Transition to Smart Factories | OEM Update | Industry Speaks
December 8, 2021 11:07 am
Smart factory including information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) represents transition from traditional automation, digitalization, AI, robotics, digital twins ready printing to an integrated and flexible system. Manufacturing organizations need to integrate AI and machine learning, since usage of industrial robots and automation has grown at an exponential rate in the manufacturing industry creating digital / smart factories.
The programmable automation i.e., Numerical Control (NC) machine tools that run on program without human intervention is being used for operation of the machines in smart factories. The goal of smart factories is to have machinery and equipment networked to communicate with other machinery, people, and even robots for material handling to bring transformation in supply chain. Machine Learning and AI provide real time and predictive analytics on production equipment. That enables manufacturing operations to improve quality, reduce downtime and enhance security.
On this note, OEM Update hosted a round table conference on ‘Manufacturing in India: Transition to Smart Factories’ on November 23, 2021 where industry experts from Smart factories, Machine tools, Automation & Robotics, AI, digital twins, industrial sensors and IT as well as manufacturers shared their insights and discussed how smart factories can help India become a global manufacturing hub.
Mr. Anup Wadhwa from Automation Industry Association
Mr. Bhavesh Mehta from OMRON Automation
Mr. John Ignatius from ABB India Limited
Mr. Ramakrishnan Venkataraman from Dassault Systèmes