Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) is organizing a ‘Symposium on Smart Automation’ at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru on November 21, 2019. The day-long Symposium will feature industry experts and delegates discussing and debating various facets of Smart Automation through technical presentations, case studies, and panel discussion, thereby enabling industries to chart out a roadmap for adopting Smart Automation in their manufacturing processes.

Mr. Easwaran Subramanian, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, is the Guest of Honour for the Symposium, will deliver a keynote address on “Smart Automation – Today’s wish, tomorrow’s necessity. Are we ready?”.

The Symposium will have parallel concurrent sessions wherein industry experts from companies such as WIPRO, SIEMENS, SCHUNK INTEC, ACE MICROMATIC MIT, KUKA, BEUMER, FELSOMAT, GOM, SANSERA, PEPPERL + FUCHS, TITAN ENGG. & AUTOMATION LTD., ROBERT BOSCH ENGG., M2NX, and AMC AUTOMATION will present their case studies and address various facets of automation. The focus will be on automation in machine shops, assembly lines, collaborative robots, smart sensing, machine learning, material handling, digitalisation in discrete manufacturing, 3D scanning, and so on.

Speaking about the importance of automation in manufacturing, Mr. Indradev Babu, President – IMTMA, said: “With India aspiring to be a $5 trillion economy and manufacturing sector contributing $1 trillion towards it, we need to utilize automation and other Industry 4.0 technologies which will make manufacturing smarter than before. IMTMA will create the ecosystem and facilitate bringing technologies to the doorsteps of industries through Symposiums like these.”

Expressing his views, Mr. V. Anbu, Director General & CEO, IMTMA, said: “India needs to grow stronger in manufacturing sector and automation would lead the way not only in auto sector but in other industries such as defence, aerospace, railways, medical devices, consumer durables, heavy engineering, and others. This would enable India to catch up with global leaders in manufacturing.”

IMTMA is also organizing technical tours a day before the Symposium on November 20, 2019. The plant visits to Titan Engineering and Automation Ltd., TVS Motor Company, SKF India and Sansera Engineering, are expected to provide delegates with an opportunity to witness automation projects implemented and translated into action on the shopfloors of these companies.