Seminar on trendsetting automation technologies

B&R Innovation Day 2015

By and large, B&R Innovation Day 2015 turned out to be a successful event with everyone in the audience eager to know more about innovative technologies

Innovation Day 2015, a seminar on trendsetting automation technologies for the manufacturing world, organized by B&R India on 9 January 2015 in Hotel Hyatt Regency, Pune served as an ideal platform for deliberating on innovations for the manufacturing industry. B&R Innovation Day 2015 was attended by over 120 delegates from various
industries encompassing end users, OEMs and integrators. B&R presented the innovations for 2015 — eight presentations were made by B&R experts. PV Sivaram, managing director, B&R India spoke about ‘B&R innovations to add value,’ highlighting how technology can help us benefit from opportunities in the form of Industry 4.0 and Make in India initiatives. Other interesting presentations included topics like mapp Technology, Plant Automation, Ultrafast Automation, Extreme Modularity in Industrial PCs, Extreme Ruggedness, Scalability+ and Redundancy. These presentations were supported by live demonstrations on an allin-one software platform — automation studio, plant and factory automation, new HMIs, multi-touch panels and automation PCs, motions technology, and real time industrial
ethernet — Powerlink.

Guest speakers

Prominent guest speakers added value by shedding light on industry trends, overall plant efficiency and much more. A key note was delivered by the chief guest, Shirish Divgi, managing director, Ferromatik Milacron India. His presentation focused on customer expectations which act as fuel to innovations. “With the help of innovations from B&R on
all fronts including hardware, software, technologies for productivity and savings, Ferromatik Milacron India is able to provide better and improved solutions to the customers,” said Divgi. M Ramesh Babu, national head — projects, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, delivered an informative speech on ‘Planning for future plant expansions — scalability of automation: Trends versus reality.’

Delegates from various industries encompassing end users, OEMs and integrators attended B&R Innovation Day 2015

An engaging presentation on the ‘Increasing importance of software in machine building’ was given by Nikhil Baste, founder director, Technoshell Automations, which highlighted how superior software is instrumental in better solutions. “Complexity of automation software is increasing day-by-day but this is the right way to move ahead and win over competition,” said Baste. Chandrashekhar, senior manager, R&D, Auma India, provided an insight on redundancy in a plant and spoke on the topic ‘Network topologies to increase availability.’

To highlight different application and customer success stories, Automation India, a B&R technology magazine was launched at the event. It was unveiled by eminent guest speakers and the B&R management. The magazine features testimonials by renowned end users for B&R.

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