Sowing the seed of innovation for a brighter tomorrow
B&R since inception has been recognized for its trend setting automation solutions. Innovation Day 2015 organized by B&R India on 9th January 2015 in Hotel Hyatt Regency, Pune served an ideal platform for deliberating on innovations for manufacturing industry. B&R Innovation Day 2015 was attended by over 120 delegates from various industries encompassing end users, OEMs and integrators. B&R presented the innovations for the year 2015. There were 8 interesting topics presented by B&R which included an eye opener on “B&R Innovations to add value” by Mr. P.V. Sivaram, Managing Director, B&R India. Other presentations from B&R included mapp Technology, Plant Automation, Ultrafast Automation, Extreme Modularity in Industrial PCs, Extreme Ruggedness, Scalability+ and Redundancy. These innovations were supported by live demos on Automation Studio, solutions for plant and factory automation, new HMIs, multi-touch panels and Automations PCs, motions solutions, and Ethernet POWERLINK.
Guest Speakers emphasizing on Innovations
Prominent guest speakers added value by shedding light on industry trends, overall plant efficiency and much more. A key note was delivered by chief guest Mr. Shirish Divgi, Managing Director, Ferromatik Milacron India. His presentation focused on customer expectations which act as fuel to innovations. “With the help of innovations from B&R in all fronts including hardware, software, technologies for productivity and savings, Ferromatik Milacron India is able to provide better and improved solutions to the customers” quotes Mr. Divgi. Mr. M. Ramesh Babu, National Head – Projects, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, delivered an informative speech on “Planning for future plant expansions – Scalability of automation – Trends vs Reality”. An engaging presentation on “Increasing importance of software in machine building” was given by Mr. Nikhil Baste, Founder Director, Technoshell Automations which highlighted how superior software is instrumental in better solutions. “Complexity of automation software is increasing day by day but this is the right way to move ahead and win over competition” sights Mr. Baste. Mr. Chandrashekhar, Sr. Manager R&D, Auma India provided an insight on redundancy in plant and spoke on the topic “Network topologies to increase availability”.
Different Industries, One Automation partner
B&R is well reputed in solving a wide range of complex applications for different industries and is a preferred supplier to many OEMs and plant operators. To highlight the different application and customer success stories “automotion India”, a B&R technology magazine was launched at this event. It was unveiled by the 4 eminent speakers and the B&R management. The magazine also features testimonials by renowned end users for B&R.
By and large B&R Innovation Day 2015 turned out to be a very successful one. Everyone in the audience was excited to know more about the innovative technologies and giving a genuine thought over implementing innovations in their machines and plants.