The Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organised a "Symposium on Automation & Robotics" on September 17 & 18, 2021 as a virtual event. The Symposium featured presentations on various facets of automation through case studies and technology presentations. This edition of the Symposium witnessed a record participation of 2,500+ delegates from over 190 companies, across a wide cross-section of the manufacturing industry.
On Day 1, 17 September 2021, Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar, Chairman, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Government of India (CDAC) and Chancellor, Nalanda University, delivered a keynote address on "Automation Beyond Imagination". Dr. Michael Kleinkes, Managing Director, VMT Vision Technic, Germany delivered a keynote address on"Machine Vision for Manufacturing".
On Day 2, September 18th, 2021, Mr. Bernd Lieberth, Head of Factory Automation, delivered a keynote address on "Artificial Intelligence in Automation and Manufacturing".
Twelve case studies and four technology presentations were presented over the course of two days at the Symposium:
Mahindra and Mahindra on "SMART human-robot collaboration (COBOT) with 7th axis"
Dana Anand India on "Nissan line automation and digitalization"
Godrej & Boyce on "Throughput improvement at the medical refrigerator line by automating the processes".
Ashok Leyland on "Implementation of Industry 4.0 in engineering assembly covering robotics and automation".
Titan Company on "BTI in BCM break through innovation in back cover manufacturing".
Badve Engineering on "Productivity improvement through automation".
Adler Mediequip on "Automation in hex punching for bone screws".
Hyundai Motor India on "Global first 6D vision guidance system for panel depalletising post".
Bosch on "Automated visual inspection with artificial intelligence".
Amphenol Interconnect India on "Semi-automatic colour band".
The IMTMA – ‘ifm electronic’ Automation Excellence Awards 2021 to recognise and reward companies that have excelled in achieving superior performance in the industry through implementation of automation and robotics projects were conferred during the Symposium.
Dana Anand India Pvt. Ltd. won the first prize for their case study on "Nissan line automation and digitalization".
Mekhos Technology Services & Terumo Penpol won the second prize for their case study on "Breakable cannula assembly machine".
Godrej & Boyce won the third prize for their case study on "Throughput Improvement at the Medical Refrigerator Line by Automating the Processes".