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“Make Tomorrow Come True Taiwan+Russia is a ready-to-go formula for Future Intelligence ”

“Make Tomorrow Come True  Taiwan+Russia is a ready-to-go formula for Future Intelligence ”

Product Launch & Press Conference at Metalloobrabotka 2018

10:30-12:00, May 15th

74C80, Pavilion 7, Level 2, Hall 4, Expocenter

Moscow – The Taiwan Smart Machinery Industry Pavilion (Booth #74C80) at Metalloobrabotka 2018 will highlight the technological strengths of Taiwan’s metalworking and machine tools industries by exhibiting the smart manufacturing products/solutions from Taiwan. The event aims to enhance the local manufacturing sectors’ competitive edge, especially the automotive and aerospace manufacturing industries in Russia.

The global manufacturing industry is increasingly incorporating smart manufacturing technologies, allowing the overall manufacturing system (including individual enterprises and the entire supply chain) to employ more efficient methods to complete existing tasks and adequately deal with contingencies. Taiwan’s machine tool manufacturers are taking advantage of Taiwan’s abundant expertise in ICT (Information and Communications Technology), cell phones and tablet computers to provide their clients with competitive smart functions including remote management and monitoring.

Taiwanese manufacturers have already begun embedding smart functions (such as temperature compensation, anti-collision and manufacturing process optimization) into machines, as well as provide automated manufacturing cell and production lines by integrating automation facilities (like robotic arms) to automakers. In addition, smart technology is applied to make eco-friendly machines, helping clients comply with international environmental protection regulations. The top-notch metal processing/manufacturing technology and extensive experience in worldwide services makes Taiwan the essential partner for Russia in building a smart manufacturing future together.

Furthermore, they provide storage, processing and analysis services for data collected by machines or equipment sensors in various industry sectors (aerospace, automobile, textile, printed circuit board and plumbing through the National IIoT PaaS (NIP) platform. In so doing, they are able to offer them market-tailored smart solutions.

Over the years, Taiwan has remained one of the major suppliers of machine tools for the Russian market. For example, imports of Taiwan-made machine tools in 2017 reached 114.207 million units, thereby becoming Russia’s 4th largest supplier of machine tools, accounting for 9.87% of its total annual imports and US$1,157.267 million. Looking toward the future, Taiwan will no doubt become a major, global supplier of machine tools and parts, while working together with Russia to build a ‘smart manufacturing future’.

Of the total lathes and turning machines rolled out in the January-December period last year, Russia absorbed around US$225.977 million worth of such equipment. Taiwan accounted for 16.37% of the total, valued at US$36.983 million, becoming Russia’s largest supplier. Regarding machining centers, Russia imported a total of USD$270.976 million during the same period, with Taiwan supplying 16.81% of Russia’s entire demand, or some US$45.54 million, becoming Russia’s 2nd largest supplier.

Russian machine tool product needs focus mainly on the automotive, aerospace and infrastructure industries. However, due to factors such as declining oil prices, US and EU economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and the depreciating Ruble, Russia’s economy has experienced severe setbacks including consumer purchasing power, which has served to curb the machine tool industry’s processing and importing needs.

In 2016 the Russian Prime Minister allocated nearly ₽50 billion, and implemented new car purchase loan extensions and isubsidies to support the development of Russia’s automotive industry. This move aims to facilitate an increase in demand for machine tools. Moreover, most of the demand in the Russian market today derives in manufacturers replacing obsolete equipment with newer models. However in the past, the country mainly purchased equipment from Western European manufacturers in Germany or Italy. In recent years, due to the depreciation of the Ruble, purchasing from Western European manufacturers has become more costly, Russian manufacturers are seeking more cost-effective products elsewhere, and Taiwan’s machine tools are attractive new alternatives.

According to Russian statistics, a dominant portion of the Russian machine tool downstream market consists of aerospace, shipbuilding and defense industry (35%), followed by the automotive industry (20%), general machinery (19%), metal products (4.5%), electronic and electrical products (3.5%) and other applications (18%). Additionally, Taiwan has already become the 4th largest machine tool importer in Russia, maintaining an annual import value of more than US$100 million over the last five years, constituting approximately 5-6% of the import market. In 2017, US$120 million worth of Taiwanese machine tools were imported by Russia.

The machine tool industry is the highest grossing sector in the Taiwanese machinery industry, and features a complete value chain system that includes R&D, components/parts processing and manufacturing as well as CBU, testing, sales and aftersales service. Furthermore, with 5-6% global market share, Taiwan is the 7th largest machine tool-producing country in the world. Indeed, machine tools manufactured in Taiwan are mostly exported (79%), making it the 5th largest machine tool exporter in the world. Engaging in international marketing and providing international customers with service are therefore prevailing characteristics of Taiwanese machine tool manufacturers.

Development of machine tools in Taiwan focuses on machine centers and CNC machines that are more competitive than rival products (Offering the same quality as Japanese products at 85% of the price). Applications include automotive, motorcycle, aerospace, rail transit, consumer electronics, molds industry and manufacturing of various machinery components/parts, making Taiwan an influential player in the international market. Furthermore, the top three models of machines tools exported from Taiwan to Russia are: machine centers, CNC machines and molding machines.

  • The Taiwan Smart Machinery Industry Pavilion

Visit 74C80, Pavilion 7, Hall 4 at Metalloobrabotka 2018 and seize the opportunity to explore world-class innovations and technologies from 11 leading Taiwanese manufacturers: APEC, HIWIN, YCM, TONGTAI, TAIWAN TAIKISAWA, SOCO, SEYI, QUASER, PALMARY, HONOR SEIKI, HIWIN and VICTOR TAICHUNG.  

The Taiwan Smart Machinery Industry Pavilion (Hall 7.4, C80) has invited 11 renowned Taiwanese machine tool and parts/components manufacturers to showcase techniques involved in the processing of automotive, aerospace and railway vehicle parts/components, as well as end products. In terms of automotive parts processing, products and manufactures include Victor Taichung (cylinder head), Taiwan Takisawa (collet), YCM (alloy wheels), SEYI (car body panel stamping, including A pillar, oil pan), SOCO (car exhaust), Quaser (tire mold) and Palmary (radiator component for EV motors). A rail transit components section will be represented by Honor Seiki (train wheel), while the aerospace parts/components section will be represented by Quaser Machine Tools Inc. (landing gear and blade) and APEC Ltd. (aircraft wing ribs and turbine blades). The automated manufacturing section will feature a demonstration of HIWIN Technologies Corp.’s robotic arm fitting an A pillar window on a car.

Lastly, the Precision Machinery Research & Development Center (PMC) will demonstrate SkyMars – smart factory remote surveillance technology, used to integrate a variety of equipment controller communication interfaces and provide a unified information communication platform. This then removes limitations of closed systems on conventional machine tools, quickly establishes Internet of Machines (IoT), and allows access to equipment information (machine processing parameters and status etc.). The aim is to achieve seamless communication of production information and facilitate heterogeneous system (such as MES and ERP) integration through a standard communications interface, in order to quickly build smart factory infrastructure. Taiwan’s outstanding smart technology and solutions can create manufacturing process solutions that cater to the processing needs of automotive, aerospace and rail transit components/parts manufacturers in Russia.

  • Key Smart Manufacturing Development

In line with Industry 4.0 and in aspiring to meet growing global demands for smart automated manufacturing equipment, Taiwan’s machinery companies are scrambling to turn out smart models by incorporating advanced information technology into their products.

HIWIN, founded in 1989, is a global leader and one of the largest motion control and system technology manufacturers in the world. The name “HIWIN” implies that its customers are ‘High-Tech Winners’. HIWIN is a global company with more than 4,200 employees. Its headquarters are located in Taichung, Taiwan, with subsidiaries in Germany, Japan, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, UK, France, Czech, Singapore, Korea, and China. Focusing on innovation, HIWIN has more than 350 R&D staff around the world and integrates state-of-the-art technologies to help manufacture high-precision products in Taiwan. Its main products include ballscrews, linear guideways, motors and drive, linear actuators, industrial robots, medical robots, rotary table, and more.

HONOR SEIKI, was founded in 1987 with just eight employees. Today, the company has five factories and annual revenues of up to NTD$15 billion. Its products are sold around the world, making it a key player in Taiwan’s machine tool industry. Honor Seiki’s key products include CNC vertical lathes, CNC vertical turning centers, CNC high-speed drilling centers, CNC vertical grinding centers, and machining production lines for aerospace and automotive sectors. Honor Seiki’s engineers have extensive experience in every stage from planning, development and design to manufacturing, assembly, installation and trial running, and can even provide turnkey solutions and entire machining production lines tailored to customer requirements. Our focus on precision, efficiency, quality and reliability results in powerful, advanced and reliable machine tools.

PALMARY, founded in 1998, designs and manufactures an array of grinders including: internal grinder, cylindrical grinder, centerless grinder, vertical grinder, surface grinder and engine value seat grinder, exporting to over 40 countries around the world. Each CNC machine in the PALMARY product range is able to rectify a component of the so-called ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), allowing it to become usable in an environment that has been predetermined by the management system, reflecting Industry 4.0 rationales.

QUASER’s main product is machining centers, includes VMC, HMC, five-axis, and automation series, at the medium and high-end levels. Over 12,000 units have been sold and broadly applied in automotive, aerospace, electronics, and medical industries. QUASER stepped into Industry 4.0 by adopting wireless network, database establishment, cloud and self-developed smart software in manufacturing, service, management sections. In response to worldwide trends in the lack of labor and skilled technicians, and increases in personnel expenses, QUASER launched a FA equipment planning service six years ago. Beyond the standard FMC, QUASER also provides custom-made compact CELL to maintain both its customers and its own competitiveness.

SEYI, a leading manufacturer of medium and large servo presses, supplies to machines and metal parts and components manufacturers, serving the entire industry spectrum including the automotive, aerospace, medical equipment, agricultural machinery sectors. SEYI not only focuses on providing high-precision, high-productivity servo presses, but also on meeting environmental protection requirements and providing upsized press production lines and automated peripheral systems. This year, SEYI Servo press has a brand-new servo motor, which provides unlimited use and adaptivity via optimized rigid structures for machines and direct drive with the ultimate precision.

SOCO, founded in 1979, is a leading manufacturer and developer of machinery for the tube, pipe and solid bar industries. It specializes in laser and non-laser tube cutting machiners, pipe-bending machines and pipe-beveling machines. With 100% OBM brand sales, SOCO is Asia’s largest manufacturer of pipe-bending machines and tube-cutting machines by output value and market share, and is ranked a global 5th.

TAIWAN TAKISAWA, which specializes in manufacturing CNC lathes and PCB drilling machines, introduced the ‘TiMES Smart Manufacturing Execution System’ with sophisticated product management, dispatch and scheduling, and just-in-time delivery systems, with the ultimate goal of providing a short process cycle, stable production, and on-time delivery. It will effectively reduce costs, deliver goods quickly, and shorten the development and testing time of new machines. The company has applied IoT technology since 2017 to actively introduce the IoM machine networking automation processing program, manage the processing equipment machine networking plant, collect information from processing and production management, smart monitoring, and tool management, collect equipment information at the production site to analyze data, visualization of equipment information, and intelligent production management.

TONGTAI, incorporated in 1969, specializes in CNC lathes, machine centers, special process machines, and turn-key solutions. Tongtai has consistently developed multi-axes and multi-tasking machines, such as 5-axis horizontal machining centers and has successfully penetrated the aerospace parts manufacturing market. In addition to manufacturing, Tongtai has successfully developed equipment for additive and hybrid additive-subtractive manufacturing. Tongtai also teamed up with Optomec, a manufacturer of 3D printed metal and electronics systems, to create new hybrid additive manufacturing equipment. Furthermore, Tongtai has developed the TIMS (Tongtai Intelligence Manufacturing System) and TLM (Tongtai Line Management) to enable operators to easily control production status and improve machining efficiency.

Yeong Chin Machinery (YCM) was founded in 1954 and has over 60-years of experience in specialist manufacturing technologies for the machine tool industry. YCM was the first Taiwan-based manufacturer to earn government certification for the ISO 9001 Quality Assurance System, and this commitment to quality continues until today. YCM remains focused on its core values of quality, technology, service and punctual delivery. Our production, assembly, technology and warehouse facilities located in Taiwan, China, Malaysia and Europe, as well as our network of more than 50 global service locations, allow us to provide the highest quality products and services to customers all over the world. YCM has developed an I-direct system with the following main functions:

‘Equipment Management System’ (EMS) can provide a status update at a factory for the manager or owner. The customer can also access the details of each machine, including program number, part numbers, operating time and tool number, via computers or mobile phones anytime and anywhere. Additionally, with all the data recorded, the system can produce daily and monthly reports.

‘Equipment Preventive Maintenance’ (EPM) allows users to monitor the spindle loading, spindle vibration, bearing temperature and motor temperature. The data is shown on screen, helping users maintain the equipment in good operating condition.

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