With the goal of helping Chinese manufacturing enterprises avoid detour in promoting intelligent manufacturing and digital transformation, and correctly understand and apply emerging technologies and solutions, this event mainly focused on the “digital transformation and innovations in post-pandemic era”. It is also the first large meeting with over 1,500 participants presented in this city of heroes since the COVID-19.
Prof. Peigeng Li, Fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Prof. Xinyu Shao, Fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Honghui Chen, Deputy Mayor of Wuhan and other government officers attended the meeting and made speeches. Prof. Bo Tao from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and business representatives from Mitsubishi Electric, Siemens, HEXAGON, Schneider Electric, Baowu Group, Dongfeng Automobile, Fiberhome, YOFC and other well-known enterprises shared their advanced technologies and intelligent manufacturing practices.
Wuhan speeds up recovery
Mr. Honghui Chen, Deputy Mayor of Wuhan
Mr. Honghui Chen, Deputy Mayor of Wuhan expressed his sincere welcome to the leaders, experts and guests. He said Wuhan sincerely welcome intelligent manufacturing research institutes, manufacturing enterprises, and professional talents at home and abroad to come and start business and industry cooperation here. Wuhan will vigorously create first-class business environment and the best conditions for busiensses.
Big hitters gathered to talk about the future
Prof. Peigeng Li, Fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering
Prof. Peigeng Li, Fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering, gave a profound and simple explanation centering on " consciousness of innovation " from four aspects: overall connection, software definition, fusion of virtual and reality, and mining experience. Prof. Li believes that in the era of digitalization and intelligence, a large number of problems in enterprises are uncertain and in non-fixed models. If enterprises want to further solve these problems, they need to have the consciousness of innovation and go beyond fixed models and problems.
Prof. Xinyu Shao, Fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering
Prof. Xinyu Shao, Fellow of Chinese Academy of Engineering, mainly explained the independent research and development trend of high-end equipment for high-power laser processing. He said that in recent years, he led the industry-academia-research-application research team, realized independent innovation research and development and engineering application of key processes and technologies, complete sets of equipment and core components in high-end equipment in the fields of automotive and marine engineering. He believes that if enterprises focus on promoting intelligent manufacturing and deeply focused on industrial application scenarios through continuous independent innovation, they can also achieve remarkable results.
Prof. Bo Tao of the School of Mechanics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Prof. Bo Tao of the School of Mechanics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology introduced the robotics technology from intelligent robots to integrated robots. He said due to the characteristics of flexibility, high efficiency, easy reconfiguration, and easy fusion with all kinds of sensors, robot technology is now changing and transforming the fabrication of large, complex components with high precision and high efficiency. It is now mainly used in sectors of A&D, marine, energy, and transportation to promote the core competitiveness.
Mr.Stefan Amman, CTO of PIA Automation
Mr.Stefan Amman, CTO of PIA Automation shared their practice of industry 4.0 projects. In order to better promote the automation project, Ningbo PIA Automation has established life cycle services for industry 4.0 projects from project design to production to service. The life cycle management solution is not only for the internal use inside the PIA Automation, but also to provide to customers.
Dr. Pei Huang, e-works CEO
Dr. Huang Pei, e-works CEO, explained the concepts and connotations of cutting-edge technologies such as digital transformation, industrial Internet and digital twin and introduced different modes of digital transformation combining the practice in well-known enterprises such as Toyota and Makino. By illustrating the relationship between industrial Internet and intelligent manufacturing and the related scenarios, Dr. Huang stressed the importance of overall planning in promoting industrial Internet applications in manufacturing enterprises.
e-works new platforms
e-works launched a series of new platforms for intelligent manufacturing, including the International Intelligent Manufacturing Online Expo, Smart Manufacturing School, and Intelligent Manufacturing Diagnostic Evaluation Platform.
e-works new platform release
Nowadays, enterprises are facing with increasing challenges of talent shortage, software selection, lack of technology and application experience, the release of e-works new series of platform will help enterprises to better understand and implement intelligent manufacturing technology.
Sharing of Best Practice
Mr. Qianfeng Pan, Intelligent Manufacturing Director of FiberHome
Mr. Qianfeng Pan, Intelligent Manufacturing Director of FiberHome, shared their practice in end-to-end flexible manufacturing. By sales and supply platform to manage sales leads through IT system, FiberHome can now predict market demand and trends more accurately, which enables the seamless connection of the front-end requirements and back-end manufacturing. FiberHome has established a platform of industrial Internet of Things and made attempts in intelligent workshop, sensor and equipment. According to Pan, FiberHome will expand their practices on industrial Internet and 5G in the future.
Mr. Zeqi Song, Vice President of China Baowu Steel Central Academy and Assistant General Manager of Baowu Wuhan
Mr. Zeqi Song, Vice President of China Baowu Steel Central Academy and Assistant General Manager of Baowu Wuhan shared their practice of intelligent steelmaking. He pointed out that China Baowu has accelerated its development in recent years into the ranks of world's largest enterprise, especially after the combination of Baosteel and WisCO. In his opinion, as a high-risk industry, the iron and steel industry is realizing smart manufacturing by measures such as Shojinka, management optimization, improvement of management mode, change of job design and optimization of business process.
Mr. Jinge Tu, Manager of Information Management and Intelligent Manufacturing Center of YOFC
Mr. Jinge Tu, Manager of Information Management and Intelligent Manufacturing Center of YOFC shared their practical experience in digital transformation. He said that after over ten years of digital and intelligent development, YOFC has become a leader in optical fiber industry. At present, YOFC has a complete industrial chain in optical fiber and cable. In the future, YOFC will continue to rely on the "5G+ Industrial Internet Innovation Experience Center" as the platform to provide industrial Internet services and digital transformation services for customers.
Vendors updates cutting-edge solutions
Mr. Egawa Takeshi, Deputy General Manager of Mitsubishi Electric China introduced Mitsubishi Electric's green intelligent manufacturing solution -- E-JIT. In order to further improve the workshop level intelligence, Mitsubishi’s intelligent manufacturing solutions mainly focused on two points: one is the integration of IT and OT technology, and the other is the man-machine collaboration, which can well deal with various emergencies. E-JIT is a sustainable solution system that is of great benefit to environmental design and product life cycle management.
Mr. Egawa Takeshi, Deputy General Manager of Mitsubishi Electric China
Ms. Lu Liao, Director of Marketing Operations of Hexagon, mainly elaborated the quality-based intelligent manufacturing solutions of Hexagon. In her opinion, the quality in the age of intelligence should be managed across the whole process of manufacturing, which needs to be carried out from multiple dimensions, such as renovations of intelligent quality concept, design method, production mode, quality inspection and control, basic technology, and quality management method etc.
Ms. Lu Liao, Director of Marketing Operations of Hexagon
Mr. Bei Zhao, Manufacturing System Application Engineer of Salvagnini shared the lean and intelligent solution for sheet metal industry and applications of Salvagnini manufacturing system. He pointed out that Salvagnini's systematic approach is helping enterprises to build a perfect manufacturing system and ultimately to achieve a lean system that required in the future factory. He also introduced the high-speed dynamic production, sheet metal subcontractor small batch production, complete set production, assembly pull production and other practical application cases. With Salvagnini solutions, soft synchronous connection and finally the high efficiency can be achieved.
Mr. Bei Zhao, Manufacturing System Application Engineer of Salvagnini
In addition, Siemens, PIA Automation, Pangus, Mstar, Rusvo, Intplog, BSG, NeuCloud, SIS Global, Tianyu Soft, Xiaoshouyi, CZWorks, Advanced Analytic Service, and Gallop Engineering also shared their latest solutions and the applications in manufacturing enterprises.
The forum is organized by e-works, Hubei Service Center for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise, National Innovation Institute of Digital Design and Manufacturing, supported by Hubei Association for Science and Technology, and co-organized by Hubei Association for Artificial Intelligence, Wuhan Enterprise Information Association, Wuhan New Energy Vehicles Industry Association, Mechanical Engineering Society of Hubei Province, TIAMII, and CAAI Professional Committee of Intelligent Manufacturing.
Followed by this event, e-works will also hold more forums in Qingdao, Ningbo, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Chongqing and organize a series of factory tours in China.