The theme of the fifth edition of the Automotive conference in Legnica were the latest trends in the automotive industry. This cyclical event is a platform for exchanging experiences and presenting innovative solutions in the field of digitization, automation and robotization. WObit was one of the conference partners.
This year's edition of the Automotive conference consisted of four thematic sessions: digitization, automation and robotization of production processes, cloud solutions, logistics issues in digital factories and maintenance. The event was attended by over 200 participants, 30 speakers, 24 presentations.
During the conference, participants were able to enrich their knowledge about digital technologies transforming the automotive industry. One of them is the concept of a digital twin that streamlines the work of designers, engineers and service technicians. Creating a product model allows you to test its new versions and modifications of technical solutions at no cost.
Event participants had the opportunity to see while working the new WObit : MOBOT x Arm, or mobile MOBOT® robot equipped with a robotic arm. The MOBOT® AGV FlatRunner MW Light mobile robot equipped with the KUKA KR Agilus robotic arm is a duo combining the advantages of an autonomous transport robot and a compact 6-axis robot. This project was implemented thanks to the cooperation of WObit with the companies KUKA, Siemens and Hannex.
Przemysław Degórski - Director of Development, Production and Sales at WObit presented the family MOBOT® AGV mobile robots . He familiarized the listeners with the possibilities of devices and also presented the issue of synchronizing the work of MOBOT® AGV self-propelled transport carts with other machines in the course of automotive production.
Along with him was Krzysztof Kwaśny - General Manager Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland , who presented conference participants with a case study of implementation MOBOT® AGV mobile robots on the hybrid transmission production line.
The focal point of the conference program was the expert debate, which was attended by: Jacek Cebula from Opel Manufacturing Poland / PSA Group; prof. dr hab. Eng. Edward Chlebus from the Wrocław University of Technology; Michał Kot from Siemens; Piotr Kroczak from Volkswagen Motor Polkowice; Thomas Kaiser from Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland and Vice President of AIUT Leszek Olejarz. Participants debated on the technology of the future, discussing the role of conventional and electric motors. They also diagnosed the current state, wondering how to maintain a high pace of industry development with changing market conditions, including the role of Poland in the automotive supply chain.
This year, the "Partner Automotive" awards were presented for the first time during the conference.
The PARTNER AUTOMOTIVE distinction in the "College" category went to the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. In the category 'Integrator of industrial automation systems', the awards went to AIUT. AIUT was also the Main Partner of this year's conference. Beside her, the Honorary Patronage was taken by institutions of significant importance for the industry: Association of Automotive and Industrial Products Employers - Confederation Lewiatan, Polish Chamber of Automotive, Industrial Automotive Institute, Office of Technical Inspection, Automotive Market Research Institute SAMAR, Legnica Special Economic Zone and leading technical universities: Polytechnic Cracow, Silesian University of Technology and Wrocław University of Technology. Opole University of Technology was also invited to cooperate.
Another distinction, this time in the "Supplier of TIER 1" category, was awarded to Adient Seating Poland from Siemianowice Śląskie. Volkswagen Poznań received the award in the "Car manufacturer" category, and Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland in the "Investment in Poland" category.
The Conference's Industry Partner was Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland, which this year will start the production of engines at the new factory in Jawor. This is one of many such investments implemented in recent years in Poland by automotive companies such as Toyota and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).
In addition to WObit , the conference partners were AmiSter, Atlas Copco, Automatech, BASF Polska, Cognex, Cubic Inch, Festo, KUKA, Lapp Kabel, Rittal, Pepperl + Fuchs, Taskoprojekt, and TheusLED.