Redefining Automation to Stay Ahead of the Curve - The Region's Largest Cobot ConferenceCollaborate APAC 2023
25 OCTOBER 2023 @ SUNWAY RESORT HOTEL, SUNWAY CITY, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIADownload conference agenda
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25 OCTOBER 2023 @ Sunway Resort Hotel, Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Full Conference Program
October 25th (WEDNESDAY)
Welcome Remarks from Universal Robots
Adam Sobieski, Regional President, Universal Robots (UR)
Opening Keynote (Universal Robots Session): Redefining Automation with UR's next generation cobot
Hear from UR's Head of Research and Development Cobot Arm, Senior Director, Lars Bach himself on how they developed Universal Robots' next generation collaborative robot arm with the customer in mind.
The UR20 is designed to take performance to new heights, while embracing the UR cobot hallmarks of versatility, usability and small footprints. Learn how the UR20 is reimagined, redesigned, and rebuilt from the ground up. Every detail from the software to the end caps has been strategically architected to deliver next-generation performance and quality - so that you can increase throughput, uptime, and get more product out to market quickly/faster than ever before.
Lars will highlight the Universal Robots' developmental process for each successive generation of cobot, and how they stay innovative.
Lars Bach, Head of R&D Cobot, Senior Director, Universal Robots (UR)
Re-automated: Discovering robotic material handling and welding
In this session, Ridzwan will highlight the possibilities of transforming and automating material handling and welding with collaborative robots.
He'll share true-to-life customer success stories from all over the Asia Pacific region and beyond, how you can increase productivity in your small to medium-sized manufacturing facility by deploying UR cobots, and the possible pathways to start your automation journey.
Ridzwan Mustafah, Technical Manager, APAC, Universal Robots
Transforming the world of palletizing through collaborative automation
“I can't find a worker who wants to do palletizing.”
“My best worker just hurt his back moving a heavy load on his own."
“Automating the palletizing line is too complicated!”
Does this sound familiar? If you have a palletizing line on your production floor, you may face these challenges too. In this presentation, Danny will share about the benefits of Cobot Palletizing and how the simplicity and flexibility of cobots can help manufacturers reshape their thoughts about automating their palletizing line. He will also share Robotiq’s Palletizing Solution's features and benefits, such as ease of use, fast deployment and installation, simple changeovers and more.
Danny Yap, Sales Director, APAC, Robotiq (Diamond Sponsor)
Driving Automation through Efficient & Sustainable Surface Preparation
Did you know that you can achieve labour-and-time-saving automation through efficient and sustainable surface preparation?
We are a team of dedicated surface finishing professionals who have developed the first smart electric sander & polisher for industrial robots - Mirka® AIROS. It is easy to integrate and suits the requirements of different manufacturing applications such as automotive, wood, aerospace, precision industries & other industrial applications.
These dust-free solutions with unique abrasives and dust extraction systems ensure better manpower efficiency in the long run, and were developed with the worker’s health and safety in mind.
With Mirka’s state-of-the-art automated solution which is efficient and sustainable, your productivity & quality of work will increase to meet your customer’s increasing expectations.
Manoj Soni, MD & Regional Director- Asia Pacific Region, Mirka Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. (Diamond Sponsor)
Networking Tea Break & Showcase Visit
Customer Sharing: Unleash the power of Industry 4.0 through Collaborative Automation for Sensata Smart Automation
Sensata is Universal Robots' largest customer in Malaysia, and are a leading manufacturer of sensors, electrical protection components and sensor-rich solutions with operations globally. In this inspiring end-user keynote, Senior Engineer Muhammad Shahrul Hafizan will share how the collaboration between Sensata and Universal Robots has sparked a transformative paradigm in automation.
As a pioneer in collaborative robotics technology, Universal Robots has revolutionized manufacturing and other sectors by providing safe, flexible and cost-effective robotic solutions. Sensata around the world have embraced this collaboration, resulting in unprecedented advances in production efficiency, quality and worker safety. These lightweight, easy-to-program robots integrate seamlessly into a variety of processes, reducing manual work, streamlining workflows and enabling human-robot collaboration. Synergies between the Sensata and Universal Robots have accelerated the adoption of automation, fostered innovation, and ushered in a new era of productivity and competitiveness across industries.
Muhammad Shahrul Hafizan Bin Ahmad Fadzil, Senior Engineer, Sensata Technologies
Empowering robots with 3D Vision and AI
This presentation looks at 3D vision & AI technologies and how they are applied in Industry 4.0 era.
Mech-Mind will introduce the 3D vision system, encompassing 3D industrial cameras, deep learning, vision software, and robot software, and explore the myriad applications that harness 3D vision and AI, including random bin picking, machine tending, assembly, locating, depalletizing, piece picking, and more. Irene, Mech-Mind's Director for Asia, Oceania & Middle East, will also share case studies from diverse industries such as automotive, machinery, logistics, food & beverage, FMCG, electronics, home appliances, and chemistry.
Irene Yang, Director for Asia, Oceania & Middle East, Mech-Mind Robotics (Platinum Sponsor)
Prioritizing Safe Robotics: Advancing Collaborative Robot Safety
Traditionally, robots have been safeguarded by employing barrier guards to shield individuals from potential hazards posed by their speed, movement, and force. However, with the approach toward Industry 5.0, the need for close human-robot interaction grows, and the conventional method of physical separation becomes impractical. To address this challenge, innovative and alternative risk-reduction methods must be embraced.
In this session, SICK will discuss how breakthroughs in robotics have enabled optimized functions, fostering safe and efficient collaboration between humans and machines within shared work-spaces.
Tan Seng Yew, SICK's Hub Director for Malaysia and Indonesia, will also share how industrial automation, particularly in drive systems and object detection has evolved rapidly in recent years, heralding a new era of seamless human-machine interaction.
Tan Seng Yew, Hub Director, Malaysia and Indonesia, SICK Pte Ltd (Platinum Sponsor)
SCHUNK continues to create opportunities for automation to support the ecosystem across a wide industry spectrum. In this session, you will learn with the combination of Clamping Technology and Gripping Technology portfolio, where a series of new products to demonstrate and help you on your process improvement in many fields. Introducing RC-2, new program for 6 sides machining made possible with automation, Machine Tending (MTB) process both with conventional pneumatic and electric variance, Chuck Jaw Changing (Rapido) for CNC machining industry to Pick and Place using a new vision system (SGC) with the Plug & Work co-act EGH Gripper.
Vincent Teo, General Manager, SCHUNK Intec Pte Ltd (Platinum Sponsor)
VISOR “guided” Robotics
Join this session to discover the idea behind the Easy.Robot.Vision concept with Sensopart, developed to help you set-up robotic applications even faster and easier.
It will cover everything from the hardware setup on the robot and explain the calibration of the camera coordinate system to the world coordinate system of the robot, to explaining the robot-specific software functions, before going into communication with the robot via standard interface and libraries as well as some specific robot apps.
Patrick Schneider, Sales Manager Export Africa/Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, SensoPart Industriesensorik GmbH (Platinum Sponsor)
Claudius Koldau, Sales Manager South East Asia & Pacific, SensoPart Industriesensorik GmbH (Platinum Sponsor)
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch and Showcase Visit
Enjoy our buffet spread/ catered lunch, and get networking!
Panel Discussion: Collaborative Automation: Paving the Way for Industry 5.0 in Asia
Industry 5.0 represents the next phase of industrial evolution, where humans and machines collaborate seamlessly to drive innovation and productivity. As Asia emerges as a global hub in manufacturing and technology, this panel discussion will explore how collaborative automation is transforming industries in the region and shaping the transition towards Industry 5.0. Experts from various sectors will delve into the opportunities, challenges, and implications of this transformative trend, discussing how Asia can leverage collaborative automation to foster sustainable growth, enhance competitiveness, and create a new paradigm for work and technology.
Moderator: Dr Yeong Che Fai, Associate Professor, University of Technology Malaysia
Kok Chee Kheong, Director of Operation Engineering, Flextronics
Dr Ishkandar Baharin, President, Malaysia Robotics and Automation Society (MyRAS)
Akmarizwan Asrokin, Director of Operations, Sensata Technologies
Lars Bach, Head of R&D Cobot, Senior Director, Universal Robots
Customer Sharing: A Success Story - Plasform Sdn Bhd
Plasform are a SME specialist in injection moulding of plastics products with over 30 years of experience and was an early adopter of Universal Robots in Malaysia.
He will share the challenges facing the plastics industry in Malaysia, including rising operational costs, lack of capital, and skilled labour shortages, as well as his and Plasform's automation journey as they started working with flexible, easy-to-program, UR cobots.
The presentation on their transition will include sharing on how Plasform got started by preparing their staff, conducted feasibility and financial assessments, assessing technical and upskilling requirements, and even choosing their system integrator. He will also highlight Plasform's automation successes across various plastic-related applications, as well as the benefits they experienced.
Eddie Fong, Managing Director, Plasform Sdn Bhd
Empowering the semi-conductor industry with collaborative automation
In this session, Kuqi will talk about the possibilities of an integrated autonomous guided vehicle (AGV) and collaborative robot arm (cobot) - an Integrated Arm Robot (IAR), and its customized grippers for different production processes.
Li Wei will also go into detail about the IAR's hardware and software, its applications in the semiconductor industry, and how to empower the semiconductor industry to increase productivity and efficiency.
Li Wei, CEO and Co-founder, Kuqi Intelligent Technology (Gold Sponsor)
Screwbotics - Automated Tightening System for Lightweight Robots
Screwdriving is the most common fastening technique. The manual human assembly of screws in series production is a very labor-intensive and monotonous job, which has a risk of errors due to the human factor.
The incorrect assembly of screws can have more far-reaching consequences, that range from excess re-call of products and risks to manufacturers' reputations, to endangerment of human lives and physical well-being.
In this session, WK will show you how the assembly of fasteners can be automated in a very simple and effective manner, and highlight factors needs to be taken into account, such as space, budget and worker safety.
W.K. Wan, Managing Director, DEPRAG (Gold Sponsor)
pneumagiQ - Simplifying High Payload Machine Tending for UR20
The UR20 collaborative robot addresses critical gaps in machine tending applications with its increased payload, reach, speed, and torque. However, handling heavier parts, harsh conditions, and tight spaces within machinery like CNCs require high grip force, high ingress protection, and a compact footprint in End-of-Arm-Tooling (EOAT), making pneumatic grippers necessary.
In this presentation, discover pneumagiQ.
With pneumagiQ, installing pneumatic grippers is no longer cumbersome and messy. Our solution enables completing the integration for machine tending applications within a day. This drastically reduces the overall application setup time for UR20 from weeks to mere days, allowing for a shorter turnaround time for projects. Hence, increases the overall team's bandwidth and enables the capability to handle more robot installations yearly.
Anuj Bihani, Founder & CEO, Impaqt Robotics (Gold Sponsor)
Networking Tea Break and Showcase Visit
Enjoy our buffet spread/ catered lunch, and get networking!
Increase the flexibility of your Universal Robot with Zimmer
One of the hallmarks of the collaborative robot arm is its flexibility - and this session by Zimmer will highlight how automation can be made possible, even for small, medium-sized and alternating batch sizes with their ZiMo flexible trolley. It can help your manufacturing operation get started with easy set-up, variable set-up and fast changeover times to use your Universal Robot easily in different production areas and to reduce the ROI time.
Zimmer Group is a supplier of components in the area of robotic end-of-arm applications, and offers a wide range of pneumatic and electrical grippers, tool changers to increase the flexibility of your Universal Robot, as well as customized solutions for end-of-arm tools.
Matthew Teo, Sales Manager, Zimmer (Gold Sponsor)
Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR): Critical Component for Industry 5.0
In the era of Industry 5.0, the Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) serves as a linchpin, bridging the digital and physical realms. As factories shift towards human-centric production, AMRs operate in symbiotically with collaborative robots, enhancing efficiency and flexibility. With innovative products such as those from DF Automation (www.dfautomation.com), we witness a harmonious integration of human intelligence and robotic precision. In this talk, Mr. Nik will share case studies illustrating how AMRs and cobots are reshaping industries. Additionally, he will showcase some of the latest robot technologies that are heralding a groundbreaking era in manufacturing.
Nik Faisal, General Manager, DF Robotics (Gold Sponsor)
Automation made easy with Handling-Sets: Plug and work vacuum handling solutions for cobots
In this presentation, Schmalz highlights the importance of end-of-arm tooling for cobots or the successful and reliable application and handling of objects.
Ease of use and efficient deployment can be enhanced by end-of-arm tooling. As one of the world's leading suppliers of vacuum handling solutions, Schmalz provides a wide variety of different grippers that meet the requirement of collaborative operation and can be used with cobots and lightweight robots across many applications and industries.
Oliver Brändle, Manager, Robotics Industry Segment, Schmalz (Gold Sponsor)
New LINAK® lifting column takes your cobot palletiser to new heights
There is an untapped automation potential for palletising goods in production and other industries.
Realising this potential requires flexible, easy-to-use and affordable cobot solutions that can adjust to different palletising setups and generate rapid return on investment.
To meet these demands, LINAK has launched the ELEVATE™ lifting column, a product that extends the reach of cobot palletisers in height.
Jens Karing Managing Director, LINAK Actuators Sdn Bhd (Gold Sponsor)
Lucky Draw, Happy Hour & Showcase Visit
Have drink on us and check out more collaborative applications from Universal Robots and our UR+ partner network.
Sunway Resort Hotel, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
25 October 2023
0800 AM - 1730 PM