Industrie 4.0 Days.
The programme is subject to change and will be updated regulary.
For details on the seminars and speakers, please scroll down.
Wednesday, 27 June
Begin Exhibition and Conference Registration
Forum: "The Future of Work - a HR Perspective" and "Cyber security – stay safe in a digitalized world"organized by the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Ms Margit Kunz, SGC Deputy General Manager
Implication on workforce in the age of Industrie 4.0
|10.50am||Upgrade your skills|
Ms Lalithaa Maniam, Principal Manager, Industry Development Division 1, Team 1SkillsFuture Singapore, Training Partners Group
|11.00am||Preparing the Workforce for Smart Industry|
Dr Ng Hsiao Piau, Head, Business Development & Faculty, Electrical Engineering & I.T TUM Asia Pte Ltd
|11.15am||Discussion on “The future of work – a HR perspective”|
Mr Thomas Schellerer, Director HR Pepperl + Fuchs
Dr Lim Boon Huat, Managing Director Rohde and Schwarz
Mr Eckart Jensen, Moderator
|12pm||A dialogue on “Cyber Security – stay safe in a digitalized world”|
Dr Markus Waechter, Managing Director TUM Asia Pte Ltd, SGC R&D Committee Chairman
Mr Frank Reppel, Managing Partner, Reppel & Partners Pte Ltd, SGC IT Committee Chairman
Visual Computing for Industrie 4.0 - Challenges and Opportunities
Roadmap to Realize Industrie 4.0: Cross-Industrial Application
|3.15pm||SmartMonitor and AndonSpeed - Intelligent Systems|
Mr Michael Teo, Werma
Sensor to Cloud Solution
Panel Discussion: Realizing Smart Manufacturing TransformationPanellists: Nora Pataut, GSK; Jamie Neo, HP Inc.; Fritz Maier, Erbe Singapore Pte Ltd; David Marchesseau, SAP
Moderated by Mr Jackie Tan, TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific
|5:30pm||End of Exhibition and Conference Day 1|
Thursday, 28 June
|9.00am||Begin Exhibition Day 2|
The Importance of Safety and Security for Industrie 4.0
|10am||The role of smart sensors in Industry 4.0|
Mr Robin Hoong, ifm
|11.15pm||IO Link Workshop - Connecting smart devices to Controllers|
Mr Nils Rosenberg, Murr Elektronik
|12.00pm||Warehouse Automation: Smart and Transparent Supply Chains|
Mr Duncan Pointon, Mr Win Tun, Witron
|Industry 4.0 - Keeping it simple|
Mr David Chia, Beckhoff Automation
|2.30pm||Seamless Connectivity, Finding Your Production in the Cloud|
Mr Nigel Dawson, Festo Pte. Ltd.
|3.45pm||Is your factory really lean?|
Mr Marcus Schmidt, Mr Shaathesh Muniandy, Wuerth Industrial Services
Digital Transformation in Manufacturing – A True Story
|5.15pm||Flexibility in Robots Deployment|
Mr Jhohan Ng, Sick
|6.00pm||End of Exhibition and Conference Programme|
|6.30pm||Industrie 4.0 Closing Party (B2B on the Rooftop)|
|9.00pm||End of the B2B on the Rooftop|
Programme Details Day 1.
Wednesday, 27 June 2018.
10.30am to 12.30pm.
Future and Security.
Forum: "The future of work – a HR perspective” and "Cyber security – stay safe in a digitalized world”.
organized by the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC)
The forum is about the future of work and how to prepare employees about the changes in the work environment brought about by modern technology. Furthermore, the forum will discuss the impact of these changes as a whole. For a fruitful appreciation, we have gathered different experts from the private, government and learning institution sectors for their views on the topics being put forward.
2.15pm to 2.45pm.
Industrie 4.0 in Singapore.
A Roadmap to Realize Industrie 4.0: Cross-Industrial Application.
Jackie Tan, TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific
Manufacturing Industry is constantly evolving. Industrie 4.0 is the digital transformation of manufacturing, leveraging on data and the convergence of IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) to realize connected factories in the information-driven cyber-physical environment.
In order to capitalize on the opportunities, companies can use the Smart Industry Readiness Index to devise a transformation strategy.
- The application of Industrie 4.0 Readiness / Maturity Index.
- The planning of an transformation roadmap.
- The implementation of projects in a targeted and incremental manner.
2 to 2.45pm
Visual Computing for Industrie 4.0 - Challenges and Opportunities.
Dr Wolfgang Müller-Wittig, Fraunhofer Singapore
Visual Computing is the field of computing that deals with acquisition, analysis, and synthesis of visual data. This includes data-driven information visualisation, Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) as well as Human-Computer Interaction. Leveraging the primary human sense of sight through human-centred visual solutions is also unlocking a huge potential for industrial applications. This presentation will not focus so much on complex cyber-physical systems and digital factories, but instead, it will introduce small-scaled scenarios for SMEs such as
- Cost-effective and game-based virtual training environments
- On-site training for workers
- Mobile technical support/augmented MRO
- Digital services added to a product
- Visual inspection and decision support
Wolfgang Müller-Wittig heads Fraunhofer Singapore, the 8th subsidiary of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and its very first in Asia. He is the Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Centre for Interactive Digital Media at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Further to this, he is an Adjunct Professor at the NTU School of Computer Science and Engineering. Prior to moving to Singapore in 2001, he worked as head of the Visualisation Group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research in Darmstadt, Germany (Fraunhofer IGD). He brings with him over 25 years of experience in industry-related research using visualisation, virtual and augmented reality.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Müller-Wittig
CEO, Fraunhofer Singapore
Executive Director, Fraunhofer Centre for Interactive Digital Media
50 Nanyang Avenue, Block NS1-1, Level 5
Nanyang Technological University
Phone: +65 6790 6949
3.15 to 4pm.
SmartMONITOR and AndonSPEED. Intelligent systems from WERMA.
Michael Teo, WERMA.
WERMA’s contribution to the debate comes in the form of two new smart and intelligent process systems both designed to play their part in eliminating HMI related weaknesses in process chains and replacing them with fail-safe automated systems.
SmartMONITOR: the smart alternative for machine monitoring and data collection.
As an optional element to WERMA’s modular stack light offering, the SmartMONITOR helps to make processes lean, faster and more efficient. The wireless-based data collection and transmission system is easy to retrofit and enables analyses of an operation which in turn will lead to untapped growth potential and keeping you one step ahead of the competition. SmartMONITOR is the intelligent machine monitoring system alternative for companies who are looking for a quick and uncomplicated way of optimizing their processes. This solution will provide you with all relevant data on the performance of machines, equipment and manual workstations, simply with a couple of mouse clicks.
AndonSPEED: transforming traditional stack lights wirelessly into networked call-for-action systems.
AndonSPEED is simple to use, easy to understand, very easy to install and can be expanded based on its modular design. Status changes are transmitted wireless from the workstation to a central control station and, if needed, can be sent by automatic e-mail to the appropriate response team. An optional feature of “Head of line” capability provides a centralized overview of all workstations statuses. Advantages include speeding up your team, logistics and ultimately your process by exposing weak spots, precisely documenting non-productive times thereby reducing down time at the workstations and improving efficiency.
4 to 4.45pm.
Clouds and Sensors.
Sensor to Cloud Solution.
Kyaw Zin Naing, Turck Banner Singapore
Turck Cloud Solutions uses preconfigured data evaluation for industrial tasks, data security and for simple handling in visualizations. With Turck Cloud Solutions, a cloud solution is now available that is precisely tailored to industrial requirements and can be hosted locally or externally.
Turck 5 steps to Smart Factory
The proprietary cloud platform offering is another step for Turck Banner to provide customers on the way to an intelligent, integrated and self-learning production process in line with Industry 4.0. The flexible offer is divided into five steps.
- Step 1: Supply of pure user data for the operation of machines and plants.The digital and analog sensor data enable a PLC or other controller to operate a machine or
- Step 2: Generation of additional data in the sensors and fieldbus module
The second step covers the generation of additional data no longer required for the actual control of a machine.
- Step 3: Integration in the systems of established cloud suppliers
Turck Banner intends to equip its product portfolio gradually with OPC UA and MQTT communication options to interface with cloud services of IT supplier.
- Step 4: Tailor-made for industrial automation
Turck cloud automatically shows additional information on the particular Turck devices. And the configuration of relevant data for transfer to the cloud can be carried out simply in the Turck solution by placing a tick at the relevant device.
- Step 5: Cloud applications tailored to industrial processes
Turck Banner will gradually expand the applications and functions implemented on its cloud platform.
Oliver Merget, head of the Turck’s Automation System business put it “We don’t want to unsettle our customers with Big Data, but offer them Smart Data”.
Turck Banner is offering the complete solutions from the data from sensors which are used for machine operation and additional data for predictive maintenance. Turck Cloud solutions offer the wide range to suit customers’ requirements of interfacing with established cloud service providers, or storing data on Turck cloud which is located in Germany. Customer also have an option of Turck Cloud on-premises solution. Last but not least, Turck will expand analytic applications and function using machine learning algorithms. If a solution to the problem is documented by the software, it will be one day possible to suggest a remedy in addition to the diagnostics or notify the right technician.
4.45pm to 5.30pm.
Realizing Smart Manufacturing Transformation.
Panellists: Nora Pataut, GSK, Jamie Neo, HP Inc., Fritz Maier, Erbe Singapore Pte Ltd and David Marchesseau, SAP
Moderated by Jackie Tan, TÜV SÜD.
The panellists, all experts in their fields of smart manufacturing, will discuss the challenges and opportunities transforming towards Smart Manufacturing. Moderated by Jackie Tan, TÜV SÜD, they will explore approaches to create awareness, educate and share how companies can improve in a targeted and incremental manner, as well as the workforce skill upgrade in this industry. By the end of the day, participants will be able to connect the dots between existing technology and the vision of Smart Manufacturing.
Programme Details Day 2.
Thursday, 28 June 2018.
9.15 to 10am.
Safety and Security.
The Importance of Safety and Security for Industrie 4.0.
Matthias Brinkmann, Pilz
Safety and Security - two sides of the same coin?
Find out more now about the new safety requirements for Industrie 4.0 plants.
With the ongoing development of the automation landscape towards Industrie 4.0, companies are facing new safety requirements. The world of automation merges with the world of IT. Safety & Security are therefore important prerequisites for the functioning of Industrie 4.0 plants. In contrast to traditional production plants, these plants have interfaces to their environment.
What is the difference between Safety and Security?
Security relates to the protection of a machine or plant from unauthorised access from the outside and to the protection of sensitive data from corruption, loss or unauthorised access in the internal system. This includes explicit attacks and unintended security incidents.
Demands on Safety and Security
Safety requires that residual risks coming from a machine or plant do not exceed acceptable values. This includes hazards of the environment of the plant (e.g. environmental damage) and hazards within the plant (e.g. to persons in the plant).
Industrie 4.0 plants will in the future be able to reconfigure and optimise themselves autonomously. However, this requires a reassessment of safety (Safety & Security) in operation at the plant. It must also be ensured that remaining security gaps do not create high safety risks. Holistic safety concepts require not only an interaction of Safety & Security. In fact, system architectures geared specifically toward this are increasingly required here, following open standards and including cross-manufacturer considerations. In terms of the safety aspect there is a need to check the extent to which Security topics are influencing functional safety.
10 to 10.45am.
The role of smart sensors in Industry 4.0.
Robin Hoong, ifm
Industry 4.0 is not a one-off project but a journey of transformation for a company across the enterprise or departments, of which having great partners during this journey is invaluable. Apart from the traditional signal from your sensors today, smart sensors, made possible with IO-link connectivity, now has the ability to provide more data. This changes the way how sensors are being used today.
At the Hannover Messe 2018 exhibition, ifm launched our application solution packages for Fan, pump and cooling system. The validated and proven application solution packages was designed to make your first step into the industrie4.0 journey with confidence. In this seminar, we will also be doing case sharing of how our customers had benefited from real-time condition monitoring to visualisation solutions from ifm to obtain world class manufacturing status.
11.15am to 12pm.
Smart Sensors and Devices.
IO-Link Workshop – Connecting smart sensors and devices to Controllers.
Nils Rosenberg, Murrelektronik.
Industry 4.0 is all about information and live machine data. A great way to collect information on diagnostics is using smart devices with IO-Link.
The additional functionalities also pose challenges though to machine makers and system integrators.
- How do I handle the different software programs involved in setting up the machine?
- How do I speed up the process if 10s , 100s or 1000s of sensors have to be connected?
- How do I manage legacy and maintenance for the end-user?
- How do I make this information available to machine operators, plant managers and maintenance managers?
- What are my options in bringing Machine data into the cloud?
This is a practical workshop for participants to learn about and try out different ways to connect IO-Link devices to their respective PLCs and discuss the above mentioned questions.
12 to 12.45pm.
Warehouse Automation: Smart and Transparent Supply Chains.
Mr Duncan Pointon, Mr Win Tun, Witron
Data collection in the warehouses today is no longer a static component in the supply chain, but a smart transformation which optimizes real-time visibility, changes storage and logistics operations based on the live data to make next day, same day deliveries possible in the most efficient ways. WITRON will present how to deploy the right technology to achieve flawless order fulfilments and make the entire supply chain smart and transparent.
1.45 to 2.30pm.
Industry 4.0 – Keeping it Simple.
David Chia, Beckhoff Automation Pte Ltd
With the great hype on Industry 4.0 in Singapore and around the world, end users and system integrators are constantly flooded with information from all angles. However, there is always a point as to where to start on this journey towards Industry 4.0. Mr. David will be sharing on how the Beckhoff technology is a suitable platform to provide simple first steps as you embark on this journey, making it a pleasant one.
2.30 to 3.15pm
Cloud and Connectivity.
Seamless Connectivity, Finding Your Production in the Cloud.
Nigel Dawson, Festo Pte. Ltd.
Digitalization affects everybody in their normal life, from smart phones to online shopping, behind the scenes, the use of IP enabled devices and cloud computing, affects society without us even recognizing it. Soon this effect will be seen in industry and production. From Cloud based monitoring of production machine status to online ordering of spares by the machines themselves, Digitalization will disrupt our environment in ways we never imagined. In this talk, Nigel Dawson will show some of the projects that Festo are working on in Digitalization, what new products will be available for Cloud production and what apps and software will make the production managers job easier in the future.
3.45 to 4.30pm
Is your factory really lean?
Marcus Schmidt and Shaathesh Muniandy, Wuerth Industrial Services
What characteristics typify your production today?
C-Parts – without doubt not the most important components of a plant or machine. These parts only account for 5% of the entire purchasing volume in production. Yet they constitute 75% of the procurement costs.
Quite a lot, isn't it? Especially when you consider that your company's objective is to have a lean, fully automated production system.
Manual ordering procedures, coordination of a large number of suppliers, countless goods deliveries as well as goods receipt postings, incalculable financial audits and the nearly impossible challenge of responding to demand peaks are still on the agenda of many industrial companies.
And there are still complex and long paths for your staff that cost a lot of time and above all money.
Is that really still relevant?
Let us tell you: Certainly not!
4.30 to 5.15pm
ELECTRICAL, ENGINEERING AND ELECTRONICS.
Digital Transformation in Manufacturing – A True Story.
Swaroop Balakrishnan, Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd
Over the last few years, the costs of sensors are reducing, network reliability is increasing and computing resources are getting faster and affordable. The adoption of these technologies in manufacturing has picked up over the last few years. Applying I4.0 concepts to the manufacturing process and leveraging these new technologies, we see a digital transformation taking place in the manufacturing segment. This has led to increased productivity, flexibility and reduced costs. This session provides insight into Industrie 4.0 concepts and how they are applied in real life with use-cases, which have been deployed successfully.
5.15 to 6pm.
Vision Robot Guidance.
Jhohan Ng, Sick
As we enter the era of Industry 4.0, the deployment of collaborative robots (Cobots) into the production floor for different applications has increased exponentially. To enhance flexibility and optimize returns of the investment, Vision Systems could be integrated into these Cobots. This allows for flexible product change and removes the need to have mechanical jigs or guides to ensure objects are always in the same position and orientation. When a product has come to its end of life, Cobots integrated with Vision Systems can be easily redeployed, protecting your investments.