IMTEX FORMING 2016, an international show on forming technology and Tooltech 2016, a concurrent event of machine accessories concluded on 26 January 2016 on a positive note. The exhibition had around 485 exhibitors displaying over 500 live machines in 3 exhibition halls covering a gross area of around 30,000 sq.mts. Four countries – China, Germany, Japan and Taiwan formed country pavilions. The participation other than India came from 22 countries. Organised by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association the twin exhibitions held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in Bangalore attracted a footfall of around 40,000 visitors.
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|Dates||21 – 26 January 2016|
|Venue||Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Gross Display Area||30,000 sq.mts.|
|Time (for Business Visitors)||10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.|
|Time (for Students)||2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.|
|Time (for Exhibitors)||10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.|
|Registration closes||5.00 p.m.|
|Number of Countries including India||23 (including India)|
|Group Participation||4 countries (China, Germany, Japan and Taiwan)|
|Number of Exhibitors||More than 400|
|Live Display of Machines||Over 500 live machines|
|International Seminar on Forming Technology||20 January 2016 (10 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.).|
|i2 Academia Pavilion||40 institutions will showcase their R&D projects related to manufacturing industries|
|Connect||An awareness programme for fresh engineers visiting IMTEX FORMING to help them build a career in manufacturing.|
|Free Entry||Free entry into exhibition premises at BIEC upon registration|
|Map Your Show||An online planning and interactive networking tool to help maximize the visit of business visitors for the show.|
|Shuttle Bus Services||Free two-way shuttle bus service to BIEC for pre-registered business visitors on the same day of the visit (for one day only). Paid shuttle bus from all across Bangalore to BIEC and vice-versa available. For more info, click here|
|Travel and Accommodation||We have negotiated special discounted rates for accommodation at various categories of hotels during IMTEX FORMING 2016. Transportation at negotiated rates is also arranged.|
To address and understand the real-time benefits and applications of 'Automation' in Smart Manufacturing, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized the first edition of the 2-day 'Symposium on Smart Manufacturing - Automation, - a key driver,' on Feb. 22-23, 2016, at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bangalore. 'AUTOMATION BUZZ,' an exhibition displaying a wide range of automation devices and systems, software and a host of automation solutions was held concurrently. More than 275 delegates from around 150 organisations participated in the event.
Welcoming the delegates, Mr. V. Anbu, Director General, IMTMA, said that automation plays a crucial role in helping the manufacturing industry achieving the target of 25% contribution to the GDP.
Chief Guest Mr. Shekhar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman & Whole Time Director, Toyota Kirloskar said, "There exists plenty of opportunities to implement the smart systems in manufacturing." He also discussed areas where smart manufacturing can help in increasing the output.
Mr. Arunkumar Janarthanan, Director, Frost & Sullivan's Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region, in his keynote address on Smart Manufacturing talked about how smart manufacturing can play an enabling role in connecting the various processes of business enterprises.
Day 1 of the Symposium witnessed 7 sessions and a panel discussion. The topics that were covered included Strategies for Implementing Automation by Gudel, Industry 4.0 - Future of Manufacturing by Robert Bosch, Assembly Automation - Case Studies by Titan, Flexibility and Low Cost Automation Production by TAL Manufacturing, Flexible and Multiple Griping by Schunk, Transformational Realities Towards Smart Manufacturing by Siemens and MT Connect (Plug and Play interface for machines) by Fanuc. A 30-minute panel discussion on 'Are Indian Factories Future Ready' was also conducted on Day 1.
The AUTOMATION BUZZ 2016 witnessed leading companies viz TAL Manufacturing Solutions, Festo India, Siemens, Beckoff, Ace Micromatic and Universal Robots amongst others showcasing their latest technologies.
Day 2 of the Symposium had 7 sessions and a panel discussion followed by a review of the learnings from all the presentations over the past 2 days. The day opened with a session on Integrating Vision Systems for 3D/Bin Picking Applications by Cognex. It was followed by Design and Implementing a Complete Line Automation by PARI, Industrial Internet of Things – Making Machine Tools Future Ready by ARC Advisory, Collaborative Robots for Assembly Automation by Universal Robots, Manufacturing Intelligence by Rockwell Automation, Latest Trends in Pneumatics for Automation by Festo Controls and Implementation of Automation - A Case Study by Sansera Engineering.
A panel discussion on 'Drawing up Roadmap for Smart Manufacturing' provided the perfect conclusion for the Symposium. The session helped the delegates get an overview of their learnings during the Symposium. It also provided a platform for the delegates to interact with the panelists.
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