FORWELL builds a smart mold management system demonstration plant to create new milestones

富偉不畏中美貿易困境 建置智能模具管理系統示範工廠布局未來

Industrial Germany was developed in the 18th and 19th centuries and has always had an important leading position in the world. By participating in the EMO International Exhibition in Hannover, Germany, the Taiwanese machinery industry can not only improve international visibility and obtain orders from various countries, but also observe German manufacturing technology and precision, durability, and the added value and international competitiveness of mechanical development. At the same time, due to the impact of Sino-US trade conflicts, the economic and industrial development of Taiwan’s largest exporter of machinery in China was directly affected, and Taiwan’s machinery industry was also affected. Therefore, if some markets are transferred to Europe and Southeast Asia, the market can be safely avoided.

The president of FORWELL and also the chairman of the TAMI metal forming committee,Wen-lung Hsiao pointed out that although the Sino-US trade conflict has no direct impact on Taiwan’s exports, it has affected the global economic development. Most industries in the world are conservative and have less investment, resulting in a 6% decline in exports of Taiwan’s machine tools in the first half of 2019. Other parts of the mechanical decline are as high as 20~30%. At present, the order status is not satisfactory, and the number of Japanese machine tools has also dropped significantly. It is estimated that it will be optimistic if it can be flat in the second half of the year. Even if the Sino-US trade war is temporarily suspended, there are still many uncertainties.

In fact, both China and the United States are major export markets for most industries in Taiwan, and can be said to be an important lifeline for maintaining Taiwanese enterprises. Sino-US trade conflicts will cause many Taiwanese industries to become victims of trade scams. This also causes the demand and development of the smart machinery market to be far less than expected, and to face the rigorous challenges of actively investing in the development of smart machinery.

According to Wen-lung Hsiao the trend of international economic development may be as clear as possible after the end of the 2020 US presidential election. Mainly because even if Trump succeeded in re-election, under the pressure of re-election without paying political views, the chances of Sino-US trade problems being solved were greatly increased. In this way, the purchasing power of the market can be effectively improved, and then the development of the economy should be restored.

Wen-lung Hsiao said that FORWELL is a cross-strait leading manufacturer of intelligent equipment for rapid change of mold system. Due to the poor economic situation, FORWELL has not achieved the expected target even since 2018, but in addition to internal consolidation and rectification. In addition to research and development of new products, we continue to build a demonstration plant for the “Smart Tool Management System”, which has been actively developed in recent years, in the Huaian’s plant in the mainland. By then, the demonstration plant will be able to integrate automotive parts and components with rubber and metal parts. Demonstration production of sample proofing will provide a more complete demonstration of the smart molding line.

The “Smart Tool Management System” of the “Industry 4.0” concept covers a total of three systems, including the mass-produced “Mold Transfer System” (Automatic Die Change Cart System), “Mold Automatic Storage System” and can be used in molds. “Mold maintenance system” for maintenance work before automatic deposit. The system can effectively assist the automatic replacement, transportation, transportation, access, storage and maintenance of molds for injection molding and metal forming. In this way, we will establish a fast, safe, easy, and systematic consistent “smart” mold management system.

德國早於18、19世紀工業即已發達,在國際上一直擁有先驅者的重要領導地位,台灣機械業者透過參與德國漢諾威EMO國際展,除可提高國際能見度與爭取各國訂單外,也可藉以觀摩學習德國的製造技術與精密度、耐用性,精進機械發展的附加價值與國際競爭力,同時由於中美貿易戰影響下,致使台灣機械最大出口國中國大陸經濟與產業發展直接受到衝擊,台灣機械業也受到不小的牽連,因此,若將部分市場轉移到歐洲、東南亞市場,確實可達到市場避險的目的。

富偉科技集團(FORWELL)總裁同時也是台灣機械公會金屬成型專委會會長蕭文龍表示,中美貿易戰雖然對台灣出口沒有直接影響,但卻牽動全球經濟發展,全世界多數產業處於觀望不前的窘境,投資趨緩,致使台灣工具機2019年上半年度出口約衰退6%,其他部分機械衰退更高達20~30%,且目前接單狀況也不理想,日本工具機接單量也明顯下滑,預估下半年若能持平已可算是樂觀了,即使現在中美貿易戰暫時休兵,但仍存在許多不確定因素。

事實上,中國大陸與美國皆是台灣多數產業的主要外銷市場,可說是維繫台灣企業的重要生存命脈,中美貿易戰會讓許多台灣產業成為貿易惡鬥下的犧牲品,這也同時造成智慧機械市場的需求與發展遠不如預期,讓積極投入發展智慧機械業者面臨嚴苛的挑戰。

蕭文龍分析認為,國際經濟發展趨勢最快可能要等2020年美國總統大選結束後才可能明朗化,主要是因為即使川普成功連任,他在沒有履付政見的連任壓力下,中美貿易問題解套機會大幅提高,較有轉圜空間,市場購買力才能獲得有效提升,進而恢復應有的景氣發展。

蕭文龍說,富偉是一家智動化快速換模系統整廠設備的兩岸領導廠商,由於受到景氣不佳的拖累,富偉從2018年至今即使營收未達預期目標,但除了進行內部整理、整頓及研發新產品外,仍持續針對為近年來所積極發展的「智能模具管理系統」於大陸淮安廠建蓋示範工廠,屆時該示範工廠將可透過結合橡塑膠與金屬件的汽車零配件及任何樣品打樣的示範生產,將智慧成型產線進行更完整的示範呈現。

富偉集團以「工業4.0」概念兩岸首創的「智能模具管理系統」共涵蓋三大系統,包括已量產的「模具輸送系統」(自動換模台車系統)、「模具自動倉儲系統」及可運用於模具自動存入前進行維修保養作業的「模具維修系統」等,該系統可有效協助射出成型與金屬成型等業者的模具自動更換、輸送、運搬、存取、倉儲、維修,建立一套快速、安全、輕鬆、有系統的一條龍「智動化」模具管理系統。

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