A public viewing by one of the largest factory automation solutions providers in Australia and New Zealand, Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions (BAMS), will take place in Victoria next month.
The October 20 event in Clayton, Victoriawhich is part of Insights Series from IoT Alliance Australiapromises to introduce attendees to data-driven manufacturing and bring them “into a world” of automation and digitalization.
The guided tour of the BAMS factory will be the opportunity to examine the automation solutions at various stages of design and construction, and to meet some of the engineers involved in the design and construction of the systems.
Guests will also be able to visit a diode manufacturing plant, learn about the history of the factory and its journey to digital transformation, as well as the supply and production volumes and export demand of power diodes.
Bradley Trewin, Bosch Oceania National Sales and Business Development Manager, will talk about AIoT for machine control, how data enables manufacturing in the COVID world, issues and the impact of the chain procurement, virtual simulation and commissioning and digital twins.
Attendees will also learn about IoT applications from Bosch customers such as Melbourne-based BODD, which manufactures and markets advanced 3D body scanners, and MMAPT, which robotically captures low-cost, high-resolution standardized images for online product catalogs.
Bienna Chow, executive director of investment management at Breakthrough Victoria, which will invest $2 billion over the next 10 years in key sectors, will explain how breakthroughs in advanced manufacturing don’t happen by chance, but result from long-term sustainable investments.
A roundtable on Data Processing in Manufacturing will feature Trewin, Chow, Darren Hungerford, Chair of the IoTAA Manufacturing Task Force, and Peter Torreele, Managing Director of sustainable wood technology company 3RT. Guests will also hear from Gavin Smith, President of Bosch Oceania, and Frank Zeichner, CEO of IoT Alliance Australia.
In 2021, Bosch opened the $17 million Manufacturing Automation Center which houses Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions (BAMS) and the Rexroth Drives and Controls business, which offers Industry 4.0 solutions. BAMS is working with a range of blue chip, mid-sized and start-up companies to automate their manufacturing, including building and installing automated assembly lines to increase production capacity for rapid COVID-19 tests for Ellum,
BAMS’ core markets also include medical technology, food and beverage, and electronics manufacturing.