Taiwan promotes Industry 4.0, delivers great achievements and accelerates to become the world’s smart manufacturing kingdom

台灣推動工業4.0成就非凡,加速邁向全球智慧機械製造王國

With the arrival of the global industry 4.0 era, the Taiwan machinery industry has been advancing in the field of smart machinery and smart manufacturing under the leadership of TAMI in recent years. From 2015, we have been named “the Year of launch for smart machinery”, and we have vowed to promote the smart machinery. By 2016 we have entered the “Smart Machinery Action Year”. In 2017, the “Smart Machinery Integration Year” and by 2018, the Year with a Trillion NTD Production Value Record, in 2019 we will promote the cloud manufacturing. Moreover, at TIMTOS 2019 in this March, many Taiwan exhibitors have presented their smart machine tools and customized production lines. TAMI Chairman Ko Pa-Hsi pointed out that due to the fruitful successes of Taiwan’s research and development of smart machinery, it will help Taiwan’s machinery production value reach NT$2 trillion in the next 10 years and turn Taiwan into a global smart machinery manufacturing kingdom!

TAMI publishes the “White Paper for Taiwan Smart Machinery Industry” and provides government-industry-academic-institute as a roadmap for developing Taiwan’s smart machinery industry. Figure/ TAMI 臺灣機械公會對外發表「智慧機械產業白皮書」,提供產官學研做為發展台灣智慧機械的藍圖。圖/TAMI提供

Ko said that the Industry 4.0 revolution was initiated by Germany, but only global enterprises have the ability and resources to develop smart manufacturing. Nevertheless, the smart manufacturing has become a national movement in Taiwan, covering a wide range of industries including machine tools, plastic machinery, textile machinery, woodworking machinery, shoemaking machinery and key components. These progresses and results are getting better and better, and many manufacturers have received orders from the international buyers, and then enter the harvest stage. This is really an amazing and extraordinary achievement!

Taiwan machine tool industry has invested in research and development of smart machinery and smart manufacturing, and attracted Japanese FANUC president Yoshiharu Inaba to visit. Figure / Chuang Fu’an 台灣精密工具機業者紛紛投入研發智慧機械、智慧製造領域,吸引日本發那科社長稻葉善治前來參觀。圖/莊富安

In order to assist Taiwan’s smart machinery to accelerate its development, and reach targets of “connecting thousands of machines to the cloud” and” 2 trillion NTD for annual production”, TAMI has published the “White Paper for Taiwan Smart Machinery Industry” in August 2018, setting out the short-term, medium-term and long-term goals for the development of Taiwan’s smart machinery. Our short-term goal is to make new and old machines able to network. Following TAMI’s cooperation with the government in 2018 to install 1,300 SMB to the machine tools, this year, it will expand and help another 1,500 machines. In addition, the medium-term goal is to accelerate the development of sensors and machinery clouds, and Taiwan is now in this stage. The long-term goals are finishing the analysis and application of big data, the development of new business models such as smart machinery and production, and strengthen the production efficiency and management capabilities of Taiwan’s machinery industry. In this way, the Taiwanese machinery industry will be fully upgraded to Industry 4.0.

因應全球工業4.0時代的到來,台灣機械業近幾年來在臺灣機械公會(TAMI)帶領下,正循序漸進、有計劃的朝智慧機械、智慧製造領域推進,從2015年訂為「智慧機械製造元年」,宣誓推動智慧機械的決心;到2016年進入「智慧機械行動年」,再到2017年的「智慧機械整合年」,及2018年的「智慧機械兆元年」,2019年則力推智慧機械上雲端,並在今年3月台北國際工具機展(TIMTOS)出現台灣業者爭相展出智慧工具機與自動化生產線、宛如百花齊放的盛況。TAMI理事長柯拔希認為,由於台灣研發智慧機械有成,將協助台灣機械生產值在未來10年內達到新台幣2兆元,並導引台灣加速成為全球智慧機械製造王國!

柯拔希認為,工業4.0革命是由德國率先倡導並付諸行動後,綜觀全球各國都是財力雄厚的大企業財團在推動,唯獨台灣在TAMI引導下,卻成為連中小企業都蜂擁投入的全民運動,範圍涵蓋工具機、塑膠機械、紡織機械、木工機械、製鞋機械及關鍵零組件—等諸多行業,成果並開始綻放,許多廠商已開始在國際市場接到訂單,進入到實質收割的階段,這實在是一個讓人驚嘆、了不起的成就!

為協助台灣智慧機械加速發展,達成「萬機聯網上雲端」及「萬點繁星拱兩兆」的願景,TAMI已率先全球於2018年8月對外發表「智慧機械產業白皮書」,明訂台灣智慧機械發展的短中長期目標,短期目標是要將新舊機台聯網,繼2018年TAMI與政府合作推動1,300台智慧機上盒(SMB)裝置到工具機完成聯網後,今年將再擴大舉辦推動1,500台機器聯網;另外,中期目標則要加速發展感測器與機械雲,目前台灣已進入此階段;至於長期目標則是大數據的分析應用及智慧機械、智能生產等新商業模式的開發,並強化台灣機械業的生產效率與管理能力,將讓台灣機械業全面邁向工業 4.0指日可待。

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