Technology such as big data, advanced analytics, the Internet of Things, advanced robotics, and learning machines, are finding their way into factories. Industrial machinery, equipment, tools, and automation will all meet these requirements and be on display at Intermach 2017.
For more than three decades, the exhibition has been a business platform for entrepreneurs seeking new innovations in manufacturing, as well as the only exhibition in Thailand that focusses exclusively on industrial machinery. Introducing new and more efficient technology to production can provide a business with the competitive edge entrepreneurs seek.
The heart of today’s smart factory comprises self-configuring production technology plus associated planning and control systems. It uses a fully comprehensive network to connect virtual and physical production elements by introducing the “Internet of Things and Services” to manufacturing operations.
“To stay competitive, SMEs need to continuously innovate and reinvent their business strategies, and invest in new capabilities that make the most of new opportunities. The rising cost of living, raw materials and wages also means entrepreneurs need to advance and become a smart factory. By investing in advanced technology, they will increase their chances of success through greater business flexibility combined with lean and efficient operations that will permit a variety of different products manufactured at the same facility. Profitable mass customisation allows for the production of small lots (even as small as single unit items) due to the ability to rapidly configure machines to meet to customer specifications and changes in manufacturing,” said Sukanya Amornurathkun, project manager at UBM Asia (Thailand), the show organiser.
“Companies need to be able to produce products of greater complexity in order to stay ahead of competition coming from ASEAN and around the world. As a result, future products will offer better value, especially items that require precision accuracy and quality,” Ms Sukanya added.
The exhibition will have such equipment on display at the 2017 show, which will take place from 17 – 20 May, 2017 at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.
APMEN Events & Exhibitions, Mar 2017