Industry 4.0 pioneer drives China’s robotic transformation

German high-performance connection technology provider, HARTING, has vowed to support the smart manufacturing development in China as founding member of the Robotation Academy Foshan.

Harting’s new robotics academy in Foshan will bring together 21 partner companies in the fields of robotics, automation and Industry 4.0 - image courtesy of Harting
Harting’s new robotics academy in Foshan will bring together 21 partner companies in the fields of robotics, automation and Industry 4.0 – image courtesy of Harting.

Smart manufacturing is evolving rapidly fuelled by intelligent, interconnected systems. In this new manufacturing era, process digitalisation is expected to play an increasingly important role in helping manufacturers to monitor and visualise physical processes.

On display at the Robotation Academy will be the company’s HARTING MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture), which reportedly offers a quick and easy way for manufacturers to implement digitalisation projects directly at facilities and machines.

In particular, HARTING will demonstrate how the MICA can be used in a brownfield environment to digitalise processes.

The new partnership demonstrates HARTING’s continuing commitment to promote and develop intelligent manufacturing in China. Over the next two years, the Chinese government is expected to invite every manufacturing company in South China to attend conferences, training sessions and networking events at the Robotation Academy.

The largest Chinese training programme for automation, robotics and Industrie 4.0 is also set to take place in Foshan. The aim of the Chinese government is to host approximately 200 conferences and 200 training events in cooperation with the Robotation Academy.

The Robotation Academy Foshan, located at Guangdong Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center (GICEC).

The city of Foshan has developed to become one of China’s leading industrial hubs. Extending the success of the Robotation Academy at the HANNOVER MESSE Germany, the new Robotation Academy in Foshan will bring together more than 20 partner companies in the fields of robotics, automation and Industry 4.0.

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