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Concept of the future “Industry 4.0” adopted in Turkey

06 April 20173 min reading

Win EURASIA Automation, one of Eurasia’s most important manufacturing technologies fairs, hosted innovations in the industrial world from 16-19 March 2017. Additionally, the “Industry 4.0 Panel” has been held at the fair for the first time with the participation of industry leaders.

mitsubishi4_0WIN EURASIA Automation 2017 welcomed its visitors at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center between 16-19 March 2017. Innovations in the industrial world were exhibited at the WIN EURASIA Automation bringing together Automation Eurasia, Hydraulic&Pneumatic Eurasia, Electrotech Eurasia and CeMAT Eurasia in a total of 9 halls. Within the scope of the fair, this year, a panel themed “Industry 4.0” was held for the first time with the participation of Siemens, the solution partner for Industry 4.0 and president of Industrial Automation Industry Association (ENOSAD) and senior officials from industry leaders such as Mitsubishi, Arçelik, Kuka and Festo. The two-session panel including “Global Overview to the Industry 4.0” and “Turkey’s Overview to the Industry 4.0” provided knowledge regarding the artificial intelligence concept, the use of Industry 4.0 in Turkey and factories in accordance with Industry 4.0 concept.

ROBOT 4.0’s ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CONCEPT IS VERY IMPORTANT IN PRODUCTION Touching on the Industry 4.0, Assistant Assoc. Dr. Emre Uğur, a lecturer at the Boğaziçi University Computer Engineering Department, said that “Towards 2000’s, technology began to be produced to enable robots to interact with people. In this respect, the error rate in robot technologies was reduced to lower levels than those caused by the human beings. What needs to be underlined here is that in Industry 4.0, robots are producing flexible products with the artificial intelligence concept of the Robot 4.0.”

ALİ RIZA ERSOY: “INDUSTRY 4.0 CONCEPT ADOPTED IN TURKEY” Underlining that the concept of Industry 4.0 has been known in Turkey for the last 4 years, Siemens Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Board Ali Rıza Ersoy stated that in parallel to the global mobility towards the end of 2015, this concept started to be adopted in Turkey. Pointing out that they aim to create Turkey’s technological map together with TÜSİAD under the title “Industry 4.0”, Ersoy emphasized that “when the research is concluded, we will find out 80-90% who will contribute what to the Industry 4.0. We have set a period of 5-8 years and when concluded, we will share the results with public.”

ARÇELİK BUILDING ITS FIRST INDUSTRY 4.0 CONCEPT FACTORY Emphasizing that they started the Industry 4.0 works with a situation analysis in their production systems, Arçelik Central Production Engineering Manager and Koç Holding Digital Transformation Board Member Gökhan Engin stated that they aim to evolve with speed and customer-focused production systems and to perfect the new production technologies and associated processes provided by the Industry 4.0. Underlining that they have determined critical and new production technologies for Arçelik, Engin stated that “We have established a “Training and Experience Center” for the rapid adoption, learning and even development of new production technologies by Arçelik employees. We call this center “Workshop 4.0”. Arçelik’s new washing machine factory in Romania will be the first investment Arçelik will make in the Industry 4.0 concept. We will spread everything that Arçelik has learned to its other 18 factories.

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