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Liang Liqiang: "smart factory" is coming to us

there is no doubt that a new round of industrial revolution is sweeping across the world. Both industry 4.0, which is being vigorously promoted by the German government, and the third industrial revolution advocated by the U.S. government indicate that digital and intelligent technology will profoundly change the production mode and industrial form of manufacturing industry, The smart factory based on it will become the inevitable development trend of the future manufacturing industry

for biff, which bases itself on the automation field with its unique PC based control technology, its active participation in the current global manufacturing intelligent revolution is natural. What is amazing is that for the new concept of smart factory, Biff's focus is not on simple products or solutions, but on the vision and pattern of the whole industry

as the helmsman of German Beifu who has been committed to the Chinese market for 17 years, Liang Liqiang, the managing director of German Beifu company in China, sat opposite him this time as the chairman of China Science and technology automation alliance, speaking and analyzing his knowledge and understanding of smart factories in an orderly manner, rational, rigorous but without losing enthusiasm. He expects to unite all forces in the industrial chain to build a smart factory most suitable for Chinese manufacturing users on the platform of China Science and technology automation alliance

China Science and technology automation alliance is cross enterprise and cross industry, with complementary advantages

China Science and technology automation alliance was established in November 2011, jointly sponsored by German Beifu Automation Co., Ltd. and Beijing Yineng cubic Technology Co., Ltd. In the interview, Liang Liqiang told that this idea came from his thinking and Discussion on the definition of automation with Wang Jian, general manager of Beijing e-cube Technology Co., Ltd. With the rapid progress of modern technology (computer technology, Internet technology, communication technology) and automation technology itself, the combination of automation with it technology and communication technology has become a development trend, and the range of problems that the automation industry needs to solve has been greatly extended. Therefore, they agreed that the traditional and general concept of automation has been difficult to meet the practical needs because relative humidity is directly related to temperature, so it is necessary to redefine the automation market. After their many ideological collisions, the concept of scientific and technological automation came into being: We uniformly define automation for mass production and large-scale manufacturing as traditional production automation, and include automation for scientific research, technological research and development and advanced manufacturing into the scope of scientific and technological automation

Liang Liqiang stressed: it is precisely from this new definition that we believe that the current automation is a multi-disciplinary and multi technology integration, which requires a cross enterprise and cross industry platform for everyone to communicate with each other, complement each other's advantages and develop together. This is the origin of China Science and technology automation alliance. The purpose of China Science and technology automation alliance is to promote scientific and technological innovation and the development of advanced manufacturing industry with advanced automation technology; With the goal of smart factory, promote the application of advanced automation technology in various industries, and improve the overall independent innovation ability and industrial progress of the industry; At the same time, through various services and activities of the alliance, we can form complementary resource advantages in the industry and promote the self-development of alliance members

according to its introduction, the alliance adheres to the concept of openness, innovation, equality and win-win results, and has continuously developed its members since its establishment. At present, it has 16 unit members and about 40 individual expert members, covering automation manufacturers, system integrators, OEM equipment manufacturers, software and solution providers, simulation testing and innovation R & D support, innovation consulting and services, as well as media and investment institutions, An ecological chain in the field of scientific and technological automation has been preliminarily constructed. Since its establishment, the alliance has organized members from all over the world to carry out frequent exchanges, gatherings and other activities. Through a large number of ideological collisions, members and enterprises in the alliance have found innovative marketing ideas, forming a good situation of complementary advantages, resource sharing and win-win for all parties. Some cooperation projects have been promoted within the alliance. More importantly, in August 2012, the China Science and technology automation alliance first proposed the theoretical framework of smart factory 1.0. In just one year, this theoretical framework has been endowed with rich practical significance and is being implemented

smart factory 1.0, starting from the current situation and needs of China's manufacturing industry

in fact, smart factory has become a hot topic in the automation industry in the past two years, especially after the third industrial revolution in the United States and the German industry 4.0 were put forward, it has caused heated discussion in the Chinese automation industry, and various descriptions, interpretations, as well as suggestions and opinions on the Countermeasures of China's manufacturing industry have also poured out. In this regard, Liang Liqiang believes that China's smart factory construction cannot be divorced from the current situation of China's manufacturing industry. Germany's industrial revolution 4.0 was put forward based on Germany's highly developed manufacturing foundation, high it application level and high-quality human resources. The problems it needs to solve are very different from those in China. The path led by China Petroleum and Petrochemical Research Institute cannot be blindly copied; The background and conditions of the implementation of the advanced manufacturing plan in the United States are much more different from those in China. Its strategic goal is to develop future oriented disruptive technologies, such as additive manufacturing and new materials, and use cloud computing, big data and other IT technologies to essentially improve the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry; The direction and vision of Germany and the United States are very worthy of our reference. In fact, they are also consistent with the description of smart factory. However, in terms of the specific implementation path, the transformation and upgrading of China's manufacturing industry must have its own pace and practice. On the one hand, we should take into account the deficiencies of Chinese enterprises in terms of value concept, strategic vision, management foundation and technical foundation, and on the other hand, we should focus on everyone's vision, clarify the overall development direction and find a specific foothold. Therefore, on the basis of in-depth analysis of the huge differences and internal commonalities of the manufacturing industry in various regions and industries in China, and in view of China's national conditions and the current situation of the manufacturing industry, the alliance of science and technology automation has put forward China's smart factory 1.0, which is understood and accepted by decision makers at all levels of the manufacturing industry, so that manufacturing enterprises in different industries and at different levels of development can find their own positions and clear directions, thus generating endogenous power. As Liang Liqiang said: China smart factory 1.0 closely follows the current situation and medium - and long-term development trend of China's manufacturing industry, and describes the vision and goals of China's manufacturing industry in the next three to five years. It is expected to help equipment manufacturers and end product manufacturers in different industries achieve industrial upgrading and improve market competitiveness. The definition of smart factory by the technology automation alliance is: a new generation of manufacturing enterprises and their ecosystems that are more intelligent, more agile, more efficient, safer, greener, more harmonious and sustainable, based on scientific management, with advanced technology as the means, and with data, information and knowledge as the core

according to Liang Liqiang, China smart factory 1.0 reflects the combination of digital manufacturing and intelligent manufacturing. Smart factory 1.0 advocates three integrations: one is the horizontal integration of equipment, including the networking of internal automation systems of intelligent equipment (sensors, i/o, actuators, servo and transmission, human-machine interface, intelligent mobile terminals, controllers, etc.), including the production line, otherwise the fixture operation may exceed the limit of travel, cause equipment damage, and the connection between equipment, as well as between production lines The connection between workshops and between factories is the physical basis for the realization of smart factories

the second is the vertical integration of information, which means that the interoperability of main equipment and the consistency of key information are solved, and the unified database and software platform are used to preliminarily manage the equipment asset data and production process data. The data or information can flow effectively from top to bottom and from bottom to top, so as to lay the content foundation for the next big data analysis and advanced intelligent decision-making. The third is the integration of product life cycle and enterprise value chain. First, it integrates the whole life cycle of equipment products from conceptual design, innovation and research and development, production and manufacturing, installation and commissioning, operation and maintenance upgrading, scrap and disassembly to recycling. Second, it integrates the whole cycle of manufacturing enterprise demand analysis, order acquisition, material supply, warehousing and transportation to after-sales service. For equipment manufacturing enterprises and end product manufacturing enterprises, China smart factory 1.0 puts forward realistic goals based on the current status of the manufacturing industry: the general goal of equipment manufacturing enterprises is to realize the electronization, digitization and networking of equipment, and lay the foundation for further realization of intelligence, knowledge and service; The general goal of end product manufacturing enterprises is to realize lean manufacturing and agile manufacturing, and begin to change from resource driven to information driven

it can be seen that China smart factory 1.0 actually represents a realistic path to achieve transformation, upgrading and self leaping for most enterprises in China's manufacturing industry with slowing economic growth in Asia from the comprehensive perspective of enterprise strategy, process, organization, technology and system

after a year of promotion and publicity, smart factory 1.0 has not only attracted the enthusiastic participation of a number of technical experts and industry experts inside and outside the alliance, but also attracted the attention of government departments, science and technology parks, consulting and investment institutions, and the media, and received a positive response from a number of leading equipment manufacturers and manufacturing users. Liang Liqiang revealed that through the joint efforts of its members, the technology automation alliance will provide users with overall design planning and solutions from smart devices, digital workshops to smart factories, and promote the implementation of the concept of smart factory 1.0. In 2014, the smart factory 1.0 digital factory demonstration project will officially meet with users. The food and beverage processing industry has become the first choice, and the smart factory 1.0 demonstration project aimed at the production process characteristics of other industries is also planned

taking the cross enterprise and cross industry China Science and technology automation alliance as the platform, starting from the current situation and needs of China's manufacturing industry, smart factory 1.0 has proved to the industry that smart factory is no longer a castle in the air. As Liang Liqiang said: there is a real demand for smart factories in the Chinese market, especially in the food and beverage processing, automobile manufacturing, tobacco, electronics and other industries, many enterprises have put forward their intentions and plans to build smart factories to us

in fact, some advanced domestic enterprises have started the practice of smart factory many years ago. Although the projects they have completed are still in the initial stage of smart factory or stay at the level of digital factory, it tells us that smart factory is coming to us

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