Industry 4.0 : The Journey Towards Automation

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cctangAn article on “The Journey Towards Automation” is published on 9th July 2018 in section Industry 4.0 which share the view of CEOs on the journey of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) towards manufacturing automation process.

Mr. Tang Chong Chin, The President of Malaysia Knitting Manufacturers Association (MKMA) said it is a challenge of understanding how to get the automation process started and apply for incentives or grants thru Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) and SIRIM. Thus the association co-organized seminars with Mida for MKMA members.

Says Tang, in the textile industry, the upstream players (such as yarn-spinning factories) can automate more than the downstream players (such as garment factories).

He added “The adoption of automation can result in savings in terms of hiring manpower and energy consumption. It can also decrease defect rates.”

He started the automation journey by identifying processes that could be automated. He had implemented Elastic Splice Machine, Pattern and digitizing software, Productivity and quality inspection software.” He had claimed an estimated RM3.5 million in the past three years.

He urged that “Companies should talk to the Malaysian Investment Development Authority before buying any equipment and ask questions if they are not sure.” The ultimate aim is to improve the automation level in your factory so you can be more competitive.

The full articles can be view here:The Journey Towards Automation

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