If you work with machine tools such as turning centers, 5-axis CNC mills, or grinding machines, you probably have some preconceptions about the quality of different machine tool manufacturers. Who makes a more accurate machine: Germany or Japan? Across the globe, whether it’s automobiles, electronics or industrial machine tools, some nations have a reputation for quality, precision and durability.
The major new development is creation of Taiwania Capital Management, a government-backed venture-capital operation.
Among the seven industries targeted in the government’s “5+2 Industrial Innovation Program,” the one starting with the strongest foundation is smart machinery.
Victor Taichung Machinery Works, based in Taiwan, makes a wide variety of machine tools, including turning machines and multi-purpose milling machines, but an interesting speciality application of the company are wheel machines.
Many companies use manufacturing execution systems (MES) as part of a strategy to optimize their plant’s organization, accountability and productivity, using products from Rockwell, Memex, or Siemens, for example.
Fair Friend Enterprise Co., Ltd. (FFG) and Siemens have signed a memorandum of understanding to further strengthen their business relationship in the field of digital enterprise and automation.
Saws like band saws and circular saws are the time-honored way to cut raw material into useable forms for further machining in industrial applications. Saw cutting is not a simple process however, as each alloy has different speed and feed requirements to maximize surface quality and minimize waste.
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) expects exports of Taiwan machine tools to increase by 14 percent this year.
At the end of October, I had the opportunity to sit down with Walter Yeh, president and CEO of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), to discuss the current state of the Taiwan machine tool industry and the initiatives the industry is embracing as it endeavors to increase exports and become more competitive in the world market.
Over the years, machine controls have become increasingly complex. What started out as two hand wheels on the old manual mills has become a full-fledged computer terminal with advanced functionality. Unfortunately, what seems like an advanced system may not be particularly user-friendly.
Long-term partnership to integrate enterprise technologies and an open-access, cloud-based IoT operating system for Fair Friend Group’s 90 brands.
Siemens and Fair Friend Enterprise Co. Ltd. Taiwan (FFG) have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding with the intention of strengthening their long-standing business relationship. The aim of the extended partnership is to consolidate the integration of the Siemens Digital Enterprise Suite across the Taiwanese business and to integrate Siemens digitalisation and automation technologies into FFG’s machine tools and machine tool technologies.
Dr. Walter Yeh, president, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) shares interesting insights on the current machine tool market in Taiwan.
Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen has ambitions to make the country a global manufacturing hub for intelligent machinery and high-end equipment. What are the initiatives undertaken to achieve this goal?