Innovation is a key to win the competition and stay ahead in the global market. B&R with its focussed conference, Innovation Day, attempts to embrace trend setting automation technologies for the industries. The 2016 edition of the conference which was recently held in Pune revolved around the theme ‘Adding SMART to your factories’ focussing on solutions for smart machines and smart factories.
“We bring one innovation per day. Innovations are not just new products but also refinements in already available products and processes. We call them silent innovations. This shows our commitment as well as strength to give the value and the competitive edge to our customers thereby bringing enormous benefits”, stated PV Sivaram, managing director of B&R Automation India, in his opening speech.
Congregation of industry experts
Chief Guest for the conference was Atul Modi, Global Lead - Automation & Controls, Unilever. In his key note speech ‘Smart Factories: A visionary perspective’, he addressed the gathering comprising manufacturers, machine builders, integrators and technology providers with insights on trends in manufacturing such as flexibility and sustainability driven by changing consumer demands, key technologies which enables to achieve a balance and expectations from technology providers. Congregation of guest speakers from companies like Unilever, Accenture, IMA PG, Alfa Laval, Future Formats gave diverse perspective on building smarter factories from the view point of end users as well as equipment suppliers.
Solutions for smart machines and smart factories
B&R launched a host of solutions in software and hardware which were well received by the audience. A solution in secure remote maintenance is set to support machine builders and end users alike as no machine will be out-of-reach from the point of view of maintenance and support. A web based diagnostics tool, System Diagnostic Manager, equips user to use any device without any requirement of specific software. mapp, the revolutionary software technology promises 67% faster application development that too with a higher quality. HTML web technology for a platform independent HMI development is going to transform the way automation engineers develop visualization. With the advent of big data, manufacturers are in search of solutions for data connectivity, recording, reporting and analytics. With APROL process control B&R offers a scalable and flexible solution which caters to all the stake holders of a factory operating in a global market.