06 February 2019 - 07 February 2019

Automation and Robotics Showcase

Price: Free

Automation and Robotics Showcase in An Lochran, Inverness on 6-7 February 2019.

Automation and Robotics technology are a proven enabler of productivity and efficiency gains.

This two-day event in Inverness will help you gain an insight into the latest robotic and automation technologies to help you make informed decisions about the most suitable technologies to invest in to improve your efficiency and productivity.

Hosted by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the event will showcase support, information and expertise available for a business wanting to adopt Robotics and Automation.

The showcase is aimed at the Manufacturing, Technology and Advanced Engineering, Construction and Timber Industries and is an event you can’t afford to miss.

Confirmed participants include:Exhibitors

Demonstrations will include Robots and cobots from Universal Robots (UR)Franka PandaSawyer Cobot and Mobile Industrial Robots



AGENDA

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6

09:00 ARRIVAL

09:30 WELCOME & OPENING OF EXHIBITION David Howie, Regional Head of Technology and Innovation

09:40 TALK: THE REVOLUTION IN MANUFACTURING David Lane, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

There's a revolution happening. Smart, connected machines, or robotics and autonomous systems (RAS), are acting as tools to support us, working alongside us or alone, making independent decisions and even learning. The drivers for this revolution are primarily economic – these systems make us more productive, mobile and connected, able to compete in a globalised world economy. They remove operators from hazardous environments and tedious jobs, taking on the dull, dirty and dangerous tasks. What does it mean for Manufacturing in Scotland?

10:00 BREAK

10.30 TALK: HOW TO AUTOMATE Roy Henderson, SP Technology

How do robotics/cobots, connectivity, IOT and ‘Industry 4.0’ fit into the real world? Using some customer case studies, SP Technology’s MD Roy Henderson will talk through the journey of automating production with tips on how to engage the automation process, based on over 30 years’ experience in the field. He’ll also discuss the financial aspects of capital equipment including ROI and how to ensure productivity and efficiency gains. 

11:00 BREAK

11:30 TALK: COST-EFFECTIVE AUTOMATION Tim Warrington, Bots UK

Automation can be daunting. Will it work? Will I see the benefits? Will it cost more to maintain? How do you safeguard yourself from these pitfalls? Tim Warrington from Bots will talk about two recent projects where automation was introduced by trialling robot hire. He’ll give some real examples where their clients have adopted robots and he’ll talk about examples where clients trialled Robot tech but found that current Robot tech didn’t fit the bill and why. 

12:00 BREAK/LUNCH

12:30-16:30 WORKSHOP Manufacturing 4.0 Review, Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (Boardroom)

SMAS works with Scottish companies of all sizes to integrate traditional manufacturing processes with digital technologies to connect products, people, plant, business and supply chains together. Their Manufacturing 4.0 Review can help you make investment decisions to scale your output, maximise margins and deliver performance and value to customers. The workshop is also an opportunity to share ideas and learn from others who are going through a similar journey.

13:30 TALK: COBOTS – WHAT & WHY? Kenny Maddock, HSSMI

The High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI) are an independent research and innovation body that collaborates with manufacturers, academic institutes and solution providers to deploy innovative technologies, tools and methods to support the UK manufacturing sector. Kenny Maddock will provide an overview of collaborative robots (cobots) and their uses, including how to make the best of their applications to work alongside shop floor workers and staff.

14:00 BREAK

14:30 TALK: HOW TO FAST-TRACK IOT Dr Cade Wells, CENSIS

CENSIS is the industry-led Innovation Centre for the economically important and highly diverse domain of Sensor and Imaging Systems (SIS) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and their applications. Dr Cade Wells, a Chartered Engineer at CENSIS will talk about IoT sensors from device selection, trade-offs in power v distance v bandwidth, connecting to the cloud and importantly how to turn sensor data into actionable information using dashboards and apps. 

16.30 EVENT AND EXHIBITION CLOSES



DAY TWO: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7

09:00 ARRIVAL

09:30 WELCOME & OPENING OF EXHIBITION Steven Hutcheon, Head of Technology and Advanced Engineering

09:45 TALK: COLLABORATIVE VS COOPERATIVE George Paterson, Mitsubishi Electric

George Paterson from Mitsubishi Electric will talk about the difference between traditional robot arms and collaborative, where a robot should be introduced to a manufacturing process and the pros and cons of robot arms compared to collaborative robots.

10:00 BREAK

10:30 TALK: INTELLIGENT SENSORS Jon Morris, ifm electronic

As a specialist manufacturer of IO Link smart devices, ifm electronic discuss how the use of intelligent sensors on machines can bring benefits to the life cycle of the machine, quality of the end product and efficiency of the factory.

11:00 BREAK

11:30 TALK: ROBOT-ENABLED SENSING Dr. Charles N. MacLeod, Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering (CUE), University of Strathclyde

Dr MacLeod is Chancellor's Fellow & Lecturer at CUE, specialising in the inspection and manufacturing enhancement of high value assets and components. CUE develops novel robotic solutions to solve real problems in industry and Dr MacLeod will talk about agile and adaptable automation for manufacturing and inspection.

12:00 BREAK/LUNCH

12.30 EXHIBITION CLOSES

12:30-16:30 WORKSHOP: AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS FOR CONSTRUCTION, TIMBER AND MANUFACTURING, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)  

An introduction to automation and robotics, outlining the types of automation and robotics solutions available, how they work and the support available to help businesses explore, further or invest in automation and robotics.

The workshops will include a practical demonstration of the Sawyer Collaborative Robot, a machine designed to execute tasks that have been typically impractical to automate with traditional industrial robots.



EXHIBITION

A range of the latest kit, from pick-and-place and sensor solutions for track and trace, to process control, predictive maintenance and cobots (collaborative robots).

When

06 February 2019 - 07 February 2019

Where

#hellodigital - Inverness
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