Schneider Electric at Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit

Aston Villa Football Club, Birmingham – At the 2019 Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, will discuss how the latest high-performance picking and packaging technologies can transform businesses.


The event brings together some of the most innovative and forward-thinking manufacturing executives to lead discussion groups where they will share their first-hand experience of manufacturing robotics and industrial automation. Martin Walder, VP of Industry at Schneider Electric will be leading one of these discussions, specifically looking at the use of automation and robotics in manufacturing. Key points include:


  • The drivers of change particularly in the picking and packaging area – The biggest drivers include availability of labour, flexing of outputs, quality, reliability, hygiene and of course driving unit costs down.


  • The new generation of control for high speed picking and packing – There are increasing demands for faster lines that require multiple robots and sequenced motion axes. These technologies need to be combined on one control platform, be fully synchronised, web enabled and in the majority of cases fit into existing factories with limited space.


“It’s no secret that efficiency is the key to manufacturing. This event provides a fantastic opportunity to join fellow industry peers and discuss some of the most critical topics in sector, specifically, automation and robotics”, said Martin Walder, VP Industry at Schneider Electric.


“The modern manufacturing line stands as testament to the power of technology. Production takes place at an incredibly fast pace, in some instances running lines on multiple shifts around the clock. Manufacturers, more than any industry, cannot afford to risk downtime or machine failure. AI and other technologies can then identify when performance starts to deteriorate, even slightly, so that interventions can be made before any notable impact occurs”.