Industrie 4.0 Days Exhibition and Conference.

Conference Programme.

 

Best practices for Industrie 4.0 made in Germany. The conference is open to all Visitor Pass holders.

 

Industrie 4.0 Days.

Programme Overview.

The programme is subject to change and will be updated regulary.
For details on the seminars and speakers, please scroll down.

Day 1

Wednesday, 27 June

9.00am

Begin Exhibition and Conference Registration

9.30am
Official Opening
10.00am  Exhibition Tour/Coffee

10.30am
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

10.30amWelcome
Ms Margit Kunz, SGC Deputy General Manager

10.35am 

Implication on workforce in the age of Industrie 4.0
Mr Eckart Jensen, HR ACT Founder and CEO, SGC HR Committee Chairman

10.50amUpgrade 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
11.15amDiscussion 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

12pmA 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

 

        

12.30pm  Lunch Break

1.30pm

Visual Computing for Industrie 4.0 - Challenges and  Opportunities
Dr Wolfgang Müller-Wittig, Fraunhofer Sin­ga­pore

2.15pm

Sin­ga­pore's Smart Industry Readiness Index
Mr Jackie Tan, TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific

2.45pm Coffee Break

3.15pmSmartMonitor and AndonSpeed - Intelligent Systems
Mr Michael Teo, Werma

4.00pm

Sensor to Cloud Solution
Mr Kyaw Zin Naing,Turck Banner Sin­ga­pore

4:45pmPanel Discussion
Moderated by Mr Jackie Tan, TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific

5:30pmEnd of Exhibition and Conference Day 1

Day 2

Thursday, 28 June

9.00amBegin Exhibition Day 2
 
9.15am

The Importance of Safety and Security for Industrie 4.0
Mr Matthias Brinkmann, Pilz
 

10amThe role of smart sensors in Industry 4.0
Mr Robin Hoong, ifm
 
10.45amCoffee Break
 
11.15pm IO Link Workshop - Connecting smart devices to Controllers
Mr Nils Rosenberg, Murr Elektronik
 
12.00pm  Warehouse Automation: Smart and  Transparent Supply Chains
Karl Hoegen, Witron 
 
12.45pmLunch break
 

1.45pm

Flexible and Open Automation Technology for Industry 4.0
Mr David Chia, Beckhoff Automation
 
2.30pmSeamless Connectivity, Finding Your Production in the Cloud
Mr Nigel Dawson, Festo Pte. Ltd.
 
3.15pmCoffee Break
 
3.45pmIs your factory really lean?
Mr Marcus Schmidt, Mr Shaathesh Muniandy, Wuerth Industrial Services
4.30pm

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing – A True Story
Mr Swaroop Balakrishnan, Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd

5.15pmFlexibility in Robots Deployment
Mr Jhohan Ng, Sick 
 
6.00pmEnd of Exhibition and Conference Programme
 
6.30pm Industrie 4.0 Closing Party (B2B on the Rooftop)
9.00pmEnd of the B2B on the Rooftop

Programme Details Day 1.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018.

11am to 12pm.

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. 

Click here for details (SGC Website).

2 to 2.45pm

Visual Computing.

Visual Computing for Industrie 4.0 - Challenges and Opportunities.

Dr Wolfgang Müller-Wittig, Fraunhofer Sin­ga­pore

2.15pm to 2.45pm.

Industrie 4.0 in Sin­ga­pore.

Sin­ga­pore's Smart Industry Readiness Index.

Jackie Tan, TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific

3.15 to 4pm.

About the Speaker.

The Speaker.

Mr. Michael Teo is the Business Development Manager for WERMA that is located in South West of Germany. Mr. Teo holds a Master in Business Administration (International) from Edith Cowan University, Diploma in Sales & Marketing from the Curtin University. Mr Teo is a business manager with 24 years’ Asia Pacific experience in key account management, distributorship management, business development, direct business-to-business (B2B) and sales & marketing in the electronic/electrical manufacturing and oil & gas industries. Previously, he worked for Brady Corporation as a Strategic Account Manager & Territorial Sales Manager for an US Multi National Company that is responsible for the strategic planning & sales management of the company.

Machine Monitoring.

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.

Kyaw Zin Naing.

The Speaker.

Kyaw Zin Naing as the Technical Consultant for Turck Banner Sin­ga­pore Pte. Ltd, focusing on Smart Factory Applications & Development using RFID, OPC-UA, IO Link Technology and Industry Cloud solution across South East Asia.

He has over 5 years of experience providing technical solutions to Industry Automation companies. Currently he is responsible for ensuring customers and partners in developing automation solution in line with Company mission of “Your Global Automation Partner” that offer best possible application solution to customers – quickly, flexibly and reliably.

Zin holds a Bachelor of Technology (Electronics) from National University of Sin­ga­pore and currently pursuing Master in Enterprise Business Analytics.

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.

 

Programme Details Day 2.

Thursday, 28 June 2018.

9.15 to 10am.

Matthias Brinkmann.

The Speaker.

Matthias Brinkmann studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Technology in Karlsruhe. After an foreign employment as Business Development Manager in the Supply Chain Industry for Print- and Packaging Machinery for Valco Cincinnati Inc USA, he became Product Manager for Safety Controls and Safe Fieldbus Systems  at the Pilz GmbH & Co. KG. After he took over the responsibility for the SafetyBUS p Club International he signed responsible as Chairman for the Safety Network International in Germany, USA and Japan. Since 2009 he works in International Sales at Pilz GmbH & Co. as Area Manager for Asia and at the same time for the Development of the International Industry Management Group in Pilz. Since 2016 he is Regional Manager for Asia Pacific in Sin­ga­pore.

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.

Robin Hoong.

The speaker.

Robin graduated from University of Sheffield with BEng of Electrical Engineering and since then started his career with ifm since 2003.

Throughout his 15 years at ifm, he took on various roles starting as an application engineer to a key account manager, and finally in his current role as a product manager for the Asia Pacific region. This journey has allowed him to build up experiences from the field in the industrial automation world, where he has managed products such as sensors, I/O communication modules as well as providing solutions which are Industry 4.0 ready.

Smart Sensors.

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.

Nils Rosenberg.

The Speaker.

Nils has been working in industrial automation for 10 years with postings in Canada, Germany, China and Sin­ga­pore. Throughout his career he has engaged with a variety of machine makers and automation experts in industries ranging from SemiCon to F&B and Milling to blow molding. He always aims at optimizing his customers individual installation concepts. Further he is a trained and certified IO-Link and Safety consultant with Murrelektronik.

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.

Karl Hoegen.

The speaker.

Karl Hoegen is currently CEO of WITRON Integrated Logistics, the North American division of the WITRON Group, which he joined in 2001 in Germany. In this role, Mr. Hoegen provides leadership for WITRON’s operations, encompassing business development, sales, design, project management, and customer support. In addition, Mr. Hoegen oversees administration and human resources in his position as CEO, which he has held for over a decade. Before that, Mr. Hoegen was in charge of WITRON’s UK division for more than two years.

Intelligent Logistics.

Warehouse Automation: Smart and  Transparent Supply Chains.

Karl Hoegen, 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.

Flexible Automation.

Flexible and Open Automation Technology for Industry 4.0.

David Chia, Beckhoff Automation Pte Ltd

 

2.30 to 3.15pm

Nigel Dawson, Festo.

The Speaker.

Nigel Dawson is a traditional apprentice trained engineer in Production and Robotics studying ONC, HNC and finally a Production Engineering Degree at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. Having spent many years designing and commissioning systems for the process and offshore oil industry, he moved into automation technology as a Consultant for Festo. He has spent the last 22 years at Festo in sales, marketing, solutions engineering and product management, advising industry and industrial media on the optimum solutions for Electric Automation in production lines through the UK, Europe and Asia. Nigel currently runs a team of engineers in Festo HQ, Stuttgart, developing business for electrical automation and digitalisation globally.

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

Marcus Schmidt, Shaathesh Muniandy.

The Speakers.

MARCUS SCHMIDT - CEO:

  • 2003: Inside Sales for Key Account Customers (Wuerth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG, Germany)
  • 2007: Key Account Manager for customer strategic Customers in Europe (Wuerth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG, Germany)
  • 2012: Sales Manager, responsible worldwide for the biggest Industry Customer (Wuerth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG, Germany)
  • 2017: CEO (Wuerth Industrial Services Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. And Wuerth (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

SHAATHESH MUNIANDY - IT & INNOVATIVE SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

  • 2011: Shared Desk Analyst for IT Services for internal & external accounts (Datacom Systems South East Asia)
  • 2013:  Senior Service Desk Analyst for IT services for the whole AIG Group (AIG Global Services)
  • 2014: Tier 2 Lead Analyst for a secure financial messaging services provider (Computacenter Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd)
  • 2015: IT & Innovative Supply Chain Systems Development focusing on Innovative Industrial Systems Development (Wuerth Industrial Services Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. & Wuerth (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Lean Factory.

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

Swaroop Balakrishnan.

The Speaker.

As the Regional Sales Director Asia Pacific at Bosch Software Innovations, the software division of the Bosch Group, Swaroop leads the Asia Pacific team directed at helping companies adopt IoT solutions using Bosch IoT Suite in the Manufacturing, Mobility, Energy and other verticals. Swaroop has been involved with digital solutions globally and has had an opportunity to work with leading companies around the world. 

Swaroop brings with him more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and engineering for a wide range of products and services in both process and discrete industries. Prior to joining Bosch Software Innovations, Swaroop was the Director - Information Solutions, Asia Pacific at Rockwell Automation. Prior to Rockwell Automation, Swaroop held various positions with GE Intelligent Platforms, including Professional Services Lead - India, Director Solutions - Asia, and Regional Manager SEA. In addition, Swaroop has worked at Mukund Steel, where he was leading the Process Computerization. He began his career as a Design Engineer for Libra Industries (now Mettler Toledo India). 

Swaroop earned his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai.

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.

Jhohan Ng.

The Speaker.

Jhohan has more than 7 years of Industrial Automation experience and is Product Manager for a range of Robot Vision as well as LIDAR products. He has hands-on experience with different 2D and 3D vision applications in the area of inspection and robot guidance.

Collaborative Robots.

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.