Panasonic Smart Factory realises higher productivity with new function

Posted on 13 Sep 2017 by Tim Brown

Panasonic has just released a video introducing its global smart factory solutions business.

Panasonic Smart Factory is delivering increased manufacturing performance - image courtesy of Panasonic
Panasonic Smart Factory is delivering increased manufacturing performance – image courtesy of Panasonic.

The Panasonic Smart Factory video features interviews with clients and explains in a clear and straightforward manner, the unique capabilities of Panasonic’s Smart Factory Solutions, including the “automatic model change over” and “error recovery by remote operation” features.

Since its foundation, Panasonic has used its manufacturing technologies backed by its production know-how and expertise to spearhead the manufacturing equipment business, which includes mounters/welders and devices for electronic parts, semi-conductors, and displays.

According to the president of Panasonic Smart Factory Solutions, Hiroyuki Aota: “The manufacturing department requires improvements not only in the automation of work but also in productivity and quality across the entire production process and factory as a whole.”

As a result, Panasonic has implemented the integrated line management system, “iLNB,” to connect a diverse range of machinery together, and enabling real-time control over the whole factory floor. The ability to monitor and analyze from the control center not only ensures high quality, but also high productivity.

Panasonic announced Friday that it will launch showrooms across Southeast Asia for displaying manufacturing equipment that can be connected through the internet to create highly automated production lines.

The Japanese company opened its first showroom for factory automation in the region in Bangkok that day. It will invite production managers and other representatives from potential clients to the 480-sq.-meter space to show off its equipment. It plans to also set up showrooms in Indonesia and Vietnam by the end of the year.

Panasonic will showcase its own equipment, such as welding systems, as well as those made by other companies in order to offer start-to-finish manufacturing lines. It is bolstering sales efforts in Southeast Asia with an eye on manufacturers looking to add a production base outside China. It will mostly target Japanese automakers and appliance makers.

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. The company has expanded globally and now operates 495 subsidiaries and 91 associated companies worldwide, and recorded consolidated net sales of 7.343 trillion yen (approx £50.1bn, $66.7bn) for the year ended March 31, 2017. 

Panasonic will also celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018.

Interested in making your manufacturing facility a Smart Factory? Don’t miss the Smart Factory Expo, taking place 15-16 November at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool.