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Taiwan Smart Machinery | June 19, 2018

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Taiwan’s Machine Tool Industry: An Inside Look

2017-11-28 |

TAITRA, the Taiwanese machine tool association, recently hosted a global group of journalists for a tour of the Taiwanese machine tool industry. On that trip, our major question was: what does Taiwan have to offer in this area, and where does Taiwan rank relative to the major machine tool manufacturing nations such as Germany and Japan? Read More

VIDEO: Full-Scale Machine Tool Construction at Goodway Group

2017-11-27 |

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. Read More

How is the “5+2” Innovative Industry Plan Progressing?

2017-11-20 |

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. Read More

Does Automotive Wheel Machining Benefit From a Purpose-Built Wheel Machine?

2017-11-17 |

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.

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VIDEO: Tawanese Manufacturing: Machine Tools and MES

2017-11-09 |

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. Read More

FFG and Siemens ink digital enterprise and automation pact

2017-11-06 |

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. Read More

VIDEO: Alloy-Specific Bandsaw Setup Improves Finish Quality at Everising

2017-11-05 |

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.

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Taiwan Export Machine Tool Sales Expected to Grow

2017-11-03 |

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. Read More

VIDEO: Machine Tool Maker Brings Controls into the 21st Century

2017-11-01 |

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.

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Siemens and FFG partner for digitalisation strategy

2017-10-27 |

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. Read More