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14-16 October 2024

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I4.0 TECH CAPSULE

SYNOPSIS

Featuring open, arena-style seating with a platform, our i4.0 TECH CAPSULE on the exhibition floor is where diverse, interested audiences gather to learn, interact, and discuss in an engaging space.

Running across Days 1 and 3 of the ITAP2024 (14 to 16 October), the i4.0 TECH CAPSULE is meant to provide a knowledge-sharing platform for bite-size learning of:

  • Exclusive product launches (Glimpse into the New) in the region
  • Latest technology trends and use cases (Power Solutions)
  • Hear rapid elevator pitches from innovators on the latest innovative products that are on the market today (Tech Tank)

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PROGRAMME

 Programme
09:00 - 10:00

REGISTRATION

10:00 - 11:30

OPENING CEREMONY

12:00 - 14:00

LUNCH BREAK

Green Factory
14:00 - 14:15

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION (INCIT)

World's Most Comprehensive Sustainability Prioritisation Index for the Manufacturing Industry

The Consumer Sustainability Industry Readiness Index (COSIRI) is a prioritisation index serving as an independent benchmarking system with a set of tools designed to assist manufacturers – regardless of size or industry – to embed sustainability into all their operations.

COSIRI assesses 24 dimensions across four fundamental building blocks of sustainability: Strategy and Risk Management, Sustainable Business Processes, Technology, and Organisation and Governance. An additional focus area on GHG emissions is included to address the increasing importance of GHG reporting required by regulators and stakeholders.

COSIRI helps establish future roadmaps and enhance Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) transparency and reporting for manufacturing organisations.

14:15 - 14:30

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY ANEWTECH SYSTEMS

The iEMS intelligent energy solution starts from the coordinated development of 'people, equipment, energy, and environment'.

iEMS focuses on 'low carbon and intelligence' and integrates the industry attributes of diverse market segments. From all aspects including factory operations, smart buildings, water resource treatment, we aim to establish sustainable development models in all of our operations.
14:30 - 14:45

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY WAGO

Sustainable and fact-based operations with energy management

WAGO's energy data management offers you the possibility to easily record your energy and production data and to summarise them into meaningful key figures. This not only enables you to comply with legal regulations, but also to optimise your processes. The solution integrates into existing automation or SCADA solutions and opens the way to the cloud and future possibilities.

14:45 - 15:00

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY LAPP ASIA PACIFIC

DIRECT CURRENT GRIDS FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

With the increasing demand for automation and reduction of CO2 emissions at the same time, reducing waste and increasing efficiency has become crucial. We believe that an unnecessary source of inefficiency is the conversion from alternating to direct current.

As a founding member of the Open Direct Current Alliance (ODCA), LAPP is actively promoting direct current technology.

What is direct current? What savings potential does this technology offer? How can our customers benefit from it? Join us and find out.

15:00 - 15:07

TECH TANK BY SINCLAIR ENERGY PARTNERS LTD

Sinclair is developing a biomanufacturing product to convert carbon dioxide emissions from industries and wastewater into ethylene. The biomanufacturing also produces formulate with a different biocatalyst and reactor configuration. The core novelty of the ethylene synthesis is that the reaction is net energy positive and does not require hydrogen or carbon capture as a feedstock. The incorporation of carbon capture and hydrogen is the highest contributors to the cost of synthetic ethylene production. The biomanufacturing uses a novel biocatalyst and bioreactor configuration which enables a currently density of30% as compared to state-of-the-art alkaline electrolysis of hydrogen. This would allow bio ethylene to be produced at parity with fossil fuel-based ethylene.

Speaker: Chetan Laddha, Technology Director, Sinclair Energy Partners Ltd

15:07 - 15:14

TECH TANK BY MINVIRO

We are developing a suite of LCA tools for analysing the environmental impact of downstream decarbonisation technologies, including batteries and solar photovoltaics, connected to our extensive regionally specific raw material impact database that we have been collating for the last four years. These allow people within key stages of supply chains to not only model and understand environmental impacts of their individual processes, but extend the analysis to the entire product lifecycle, from raw material extraction to end-of-life. Results can then integrate into innovative development and net zero frameworks. Our services’ main USP is the proprietary raw materials knowledge and data - we are a team of geologists, mining engineers and technology developers with intimate experience of mineral processing and upstream impacts, to better serve the downstream manufacturers with the expertise they need to define their product’s complete environmental performance and act upon it.

Speaker: Sahin Alacacayir, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Minviro Ltd

15:14 - 15:22

TECH TANK BY VALUECHAIN

Introducing our cutting-edge product, the Network Portal, a transformative B2B advanced manufacturing Community & Opportunity platform. Launched in July, it has already garnered immense traction, engaging 60 Industry Trade bodies and over 6800 businesses. Notably, our platform boasts advanced AI capabilities that empower companies to strategically identify new growth sectors, diversification opportunities, and potential pivots based on their existing capabilities. Setting itself apart as a capability-first platform, the Network Portal serves as a robust foundation for establishing supply chains and fostering collaboration. Our distinct innovation in material efficiency is exemplified through an ongoing collaboration with P&G. This collaboration is dedicated to equipping the platform with the prowess to construct waste-derived supply chains, cantered around materials, chemicals, and regulatory approvals. In essence, our Network Portal represents a significant stride in innovation, harmoniously merging AI-driven insights with advancements in material efficiency. It serves not only to facilitate business expansion but also to advocate for sustainable practices, marking a noteworthy advancement in the realm of advanced manufacturing.

Speaker: Nishant Raj, CEO, Valuechain Technology Ltd

Smart Logistics & Supply Chain
15:40 - 15:55

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY CLEMVISION

ELEVATING MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE WITH OMRON ROBOTICS

New designed Industrial Robot Arm for semiconductor optical inspection and flat-panel optical inspection.


Speaker

15:55 - 16:10

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY OTRS

AUTOMATING OPERATIONAL WORKFLOWS AND APPROVALS

Recurring approvals, service requests, and operation maintenance exert resources and are prone to errors. Utilizing a service management tool that automates workflows throughout the value chain of manufacturing companies leads to service delivery excellence and cost-control efficiency. Among the ways would be to manage assets, monitor and manage the status of their machines/parts, including IoT devices, with the CMDB (Configuration Management Database). OTRS Service Management module can handle requests and ease demands from operations. Learn more about how our customers automate workflows in their system and through team collaborations
16:10 - 16:25

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY GEEK+

ROBOSHUTTLE PLUS SYSTEM

The Geek+ RoboShuttle solution achieves high-density warehouse storage with its narrow aisle design. Combined with P40 robots, the RS robot transfers the totes vertically and docks with the P40 robot to quickly carry the tote to the workstation for picking.

The new Roboshuttle Plus System is a Hybrid Solution Combining P800 Shelf to Person and Tote to Person Robots.
RoboShuttles handle vertical storage and retrieval of totes, P40 picking robots move smaller items, and P500 and P800 robots move medium to large items.
The solution fully uses vertical warehouse space and removes the need for multi-zone operations by handling items of all sizes in one centralized workstation.
16:25 - 16:32

TECH TANK BY CAE TECH

CAE Tech has developed “Infinitive” - a unique B2B2C SaaS configurator-to-production platform. Infinitive solves the scalability problem that manufacturers of customisable or modular products face. Infinitive changes the goal of a configurator from being a tool for quoting or generating a bill-of-materials to being an end-to-end solution, incorporating order-management and integrations with e-commerce and ERP. It has novel support for modular products as well as including CAM and Nesting features for sheet-goods. Infinitive is specifically designed to support manufacturers of modular or parametric products, irrespective of their size. It serves the unique challenges faced by small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) struggling to meet demand; and larger manufacturers seeking to strike a balance between customisation and high customer-support requirements.

Speaker: Peter Harman, CEO, CAE Tech Limited

16:32 - 16:39

TECH TANK BY ASSET HANDLING

Our monitoring solution, developed with UOH, addresses critical needs and offers unmatched benefits compared to existing alternatives Employing MCA, we identify faults in MCU's with sensors that are significantly more cost-effective than traditional sensors giving a quick ROI and financially viable Anchored in two distinct areas: · Novel Signal Processing: leverages the correlation between (virtually undetectable) damage related harmonics and readily detectable harmonics · AI-driven Decision Method: novel non-parametric differential assembly decision method (NPDM). ML is employed to trend health indexes for MGUs/conveyors to 'learn' how to diagnose faults via low cost MCSA Cost-Effective: affordable sensors/AI-driven diagnosis Enhanced Accuracy: FCC-based approach, unmatched accuracy, smaller damage sizes Versatile Application: FCC's flexibility - broad range of faults Investment Opportunity: significant market potential to drive rapid development and commercialisation.

Speaker: Jamie Dawson, Director, Asset Handling Limited

16:39 - 16:46

TECH TANK BY ILLUMERX

A transformative product innovation: a novel design revolutionizing the reconstitution of lyophilized pharmaceutical actives and powdered compounds. This groundbreaking solution masterfully blends liquids and powders, ensuring unparalleled homogenization. Swiftly approved by the US Patent Office within a mere six months of filing, this invention's imminent recognition by the UK Intellectual Property Office further underscores its pioneering nature. Multiple related applications at the USPTO and an active Patent Cooperation Treaty filing highlight its global impact. Addressing the perennial challenge of consistent lyophilized medicine reconstitution, this invention promises to reshape pharmacy aseptic services worldwide. Its significance is underscored by its central role in UK Department of Health and Social Care's "Transforming NHS pharmacy aseptic Services in England" white papers. In a precision-driven pharmaceutical landscape, this innovation shines as a beacon. Its impending global patents and role in revolutionizing pharmacy services position it as a trailblazing advancement, heralding a new era of reconstitution technology.

Speaker: Jo Edwards, Founder, illumeRx Ltd

 Programme
09:00 - 10:00

REGISTRATION

Digitalisation
11:00 - 11:15

POWER SOLUTIONS BY VIRNECT

Harmonizing Automation and Human Expertise: The Future of Manufacturing

Unlocking the Future of Manufacturing through Harmonious Fusion of Automation and Human Expertise, our presentation explores how Extended Reality (XR) technology plays a pivotal role in reshaping the industry landscape. Delve into the seamless integration of XR solutions, like Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), with manufacturing processes. Witness how XR empowers workers with real-time data visualization, remote assistance, and immersive training experiences, enhancing both productivity and safety. Discover how XR's potential in skill augmentation and data-driven decision-making leads the way in creating a manufacturing ecosystem where automation and human expertise coexist harmoniously, driving innovation and efficiency.

Speaker
11:15 - 11:30

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY HANGZHOU CHICHENG DIGITAL TECH CO., LTD

CZY3D INDUSTRIAL INTELLIGENT INTERACTION BASE 1.0---DRIVING DIGITAL PRODUCTION TRANSFORMATION

Through the application of XR and AI technology, starting from the direction of visualization, outputting in an intelligent form, integrating data and experience into processes such as design, production, manufacturing, operation and maintenance, providing reusable methods for complex business scenarios.
11:30 - 11:45

POWER SOLUTIONS BY PEPPERL + FUCHS

Sensorik 4.0 Enabler of Digital, Green Transformation     

Use Pepperl+Fuchs Sensorik4.0 solutions to transform green and brown field sites to facilitate the Industrial Internet of Things. IO-Link masters, Ethernet switches, and serial gateways are our key product highlights. Facilitating technologies such as MQTT, OPC UA, and REST API allow direct sensor communication to share necessary data analysis within the organization. 

11:45 - 12:00

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY INDUSTRYAPPS

DATASPACE AS PART OF THE INDUSTRYAPPS ECOSYSTEM

The Industry Apps Ecosystem provides an easy way for manufacturers to digitalize their factories and utilize their data to achieve sustainability goals, product traceability and carbon footprint tracking.
12:00 - 12:15

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY LITMUS AUTOMATION

DO MORE WITH DATA

Navigate a fragmented data landscape, siloed plants and outdated legacy systems with a software platform built for industrial data. Data collection and contextualization in minutes, real-time analytics, off the shelf templates to get going quick and integrations across the enterprise to make data actionable. Be more efficient, sustainable and competitive with Litmus.
12:15 - 12:30

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY SINDCON

NonMag Sensor For Smart Water Metering

Our design combines Sindcon's expertise in single-chip solutions with LC sensor interface and LoRa communication technology, powered by STMicroelectronics' advanced LoRa SoC. This design is highly compatible with Itron water meters and gas meters that are equipped with Cyble Target. It delivers an incredibly long battery life with up to 10 years, as precisely calculated by our battery management system, making it the ideal choice for users who value high-quality and long-lasting performance.

12:30 - 12:45

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY SOFTING

ETHERNET-APL SWITCH

Ethernet-APL (Advanced Physical Layer) offers considerable benefits for end users in the process industry by facilitating seamless connectivity between field devices using the Ethernet protocol and greatly simplifying the creation of high-performance automation networks.

For the simple implementation of Ethernet APL, Softing has developed a new aplSwitch product line that ensures stable network operation and supports both copper and fiber optic connections to the control network. It also allows - in addition to Ethernet-APL models - to connect PROFIBUS PA devices directly to the switch to make the integration of legacy equipment as easy as possible.

The presentation explains how modern digital automation networks can be set up easily and straight forward with the help of Softing's aplSwitch product line to achieve future proof complete interoperability and flexibility through seamless connection of field devices in hazardous areas.

12:45 - 14:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00 - 14:07

TECH TANK BY MESTEC

Our product vision is to be the easiest MES to deploy, ultimately delivered through self-service. We want to provide a structured approach for driving tangible gains in all aspects of manufacturing performance by providing the most feature-rich, cloud-based MES covering all aspects of manufacturing operations management including planning/Advance Planning & Scheduling APS. We want to provide robust, industry-specific solutions in key global markets. To do this we have a clear product roadmap to take us from where we are to where we want to be. Currently, we are the world’s first multi-tenant cloud SAAS MES, which is infinitely configurable. We aim for rapid deployment - not long customisation and consultant led implementations, but to turn the market on its head by giving the manufacturer the capability to configure the solution exactly to his requirements. In our product roadmap, we are not only building on the foundation of the main system, adding additional features, but by introducing innovative security features, more plug and play connectivity, the ability to auto-upgrade the software (no customer testing required), we will stretch ourselves further from the competition. Explaining the advantages of this to manufacturers and integrators is our challenge as it is disruptive in the market. The innovation project COREF represents a unique gathering of the UK’s most innovative manufacturing technologies. In this project, a complete architecture for empowering Industry 4.0, and bringing these capabilities together has been developed. MESTEC has proudly been positioned as the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) sitting at the very heart of the initiative. The project is 2 years into its 3-year duration. MESTEC is not simply involved in an enablement capacity. As with the other partners in COREF, we’re proactively involved in developing our solution to extend, adapt, and augment – all in line with the demands of the modern manufacturing environment. It’s all about accelerated innovation, which in turn is helping us make some eye-catching additions to the MESTEC solution.

Speaker: Nicole Ballantyne, Head of Customer Success & Partnerships, Thames Technology t/a Mestec Ltd

14:07 - 14:14

TECH TANK BY JIVA.AI

Jiva.ai is a no-code Multimodal AI platform, which allows users to create, version and deploy AI models. We are agnostic to datatype and industry. We save users 80% in cost & time of developing AI. We are able to provide a variety of AI techniques including our unique grey box Next Generation Multimodal Jiva algorithms (enabling the fusion of related models to make better predictions about the system as a whole), which are explainable in design. The user will validate and deploy the AI model that best fits their dataset, allowing rapid AI prototyping. We have products in prostate cancer detection from MRI scans & AI led earlier prediction of Liver Disease. In Manufacturing, we are in discussions for use in predictive maintenance and quality assurance of product (Machine Vision). Our product is fully functional and is being used by several clients.

Speaker: Chetan Kaher, Chief Innovation Officer, Jiva.ai

14:15 - 14:22

TECH TANK BY FARADAY PREDICTIVE

All our products are innovative, incorporating patented technology we have developed internally in the area of Predictive Maintenance and energy optimisation; we are continuing to develop these; further innovation currently ongoing aims to reduce the costs of our hardware products; and also, to create an embedded product for integration into customers’ existing hardware, to bring the benefits with no added hardware. Compared to other available technologies, our system provides much better and deeper diagnostics, no need for internet connectivity, no need for batteries, and cost-benefit calculations of energy improvement maintenance tasks. Our objective is to make Predictive Maintenance so easy, and so low-cost, that any users of machines driven by electric motor would adopt it almost by default – “why wouldn’t I?” We are also just embarking on a research project to understand the behaviour of fluid flow in pumps and fans that our systems can also detect, bringing the potential for completely new insights into optimization of plant operations that will be a world first.

Speaker: Geoff Walker, Operations Director, Faraday Predictive Ltd

Additive Manufacturing
14:25 - 14:40

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY BASF 3D PRINTING SOLUTIONS

BASF Ultrasint® TPU Materials' Innovative Applications in Automotive, Consumer Goods Industries
14:40 - 14:55

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY CHEMTRON

Additive metal production at unmatched precision. The next generation of Digital Metal®

The PX100 Binder Jetting system manufactures complex, production-grade parts, unlocking high-volume metal production at the point of need.It manufactures complex, production-grade parts, unlocking high-volume metal production at the point of need.

14:55 - 15:02

TECH TANK BY SYNBIOSYS

Validation - aka trust - is the key challenge in bringing advanced materials & manufacturing to industry. It currently takes an economically unviable number of tests to establish trust in a component or system made with advanced manufacturing in all but the most high-performance, and thus expensive, applications. Synbiosys’ software, the Validation Platform, is an advanced ontology-powered database and process mapping software. It reduces the time and cost of validation and qualification by up to 100x. This enables widespread adoption of advanced manufacturing for any product, in any industry. We are launching the alpha version of our scalable, enterprise/SaaS software to the market, and are generating first end users for our target verticals. We’re helping packaging, industrial metal processing and aerospace companies integrate new, advanced materials and processes into their production, as well as the Armed Forces to produce replacement parts with additive manufacturing.

Speaker: Jose Videira, Co-founder and CEO, Synbiosys

15:02 - 15:09

TECH TANK BY AUTENTICA

Autentica Industrial Platforms Ltd is developing a revolutionary digital marketplace for 3D printed spare parts in the additive manufacturing and spare parts sector. The platform utilizes cutting-edge technologies, including additive manufacturing, distributed ledger technologies (blockchain), and artificial intelligence to deliver a trustworthy and intelligent ecosystem for spare parts. What makes this platform innovative is its unique integration of these state-of-the-art technologies, creating a Web3 e-commerce marketplace that disrupts the traditional aftermarket industry. By leveraging Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)for authentication and traceability, the platform ensures the genuineness of spare parts and their origin, building trust and transparency for all stakeholders. The platform's user-friendly interface allows Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to seamlessly connect with 3D model developers and manufacturers, facilitating collaboration and streamlined delivery of spare parts. Additionally, local manufacturing service providers can efficiently link with larger distributors, reducing carbon footprints by enabling more localized production through 3D printing. Overall, this innovative product empowers businesses to embrace automated and adaptive manufacturing while fostering a sustainable future through NetZero manufacturing systems. It simplifies supply chains, reduce carbon emissions, and significantly impacts the aftermarket and spare parts value chain with its novel approach to digitalization, authentication, and collaboration.

Speaker: Irma Gilbert, CEO, Autentica Industrial Platforms Ltd

15:09 - 15:16

TECH TANK BY HYBRID MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

HMS is currently offering three services: Custom Builds (Hardware and software design and build services), Product Design, and Prototyping. These are based on using the hardware prototype to manufacture parts and using HMS IP to build custom systems. HMS is raising money to fund the development and commercialisation of products (Hardware units, consumable materials, and software packages) on a 2–3-year timeline. HMS has a patent in submission that covers the configuration of the hardware system and has inhouse developed control software that allows the integration of multiple build and finishing functions.

Speaker: Kegan McColgan-Bannon, CEO/Founder, Hybrid Manufacturing Solutions

Intelligent Machine Tools & Engineered Parts
15:16 - 15:23

TECH TANK BY VISION INTELLIGENCE

Vision Intelligence applies computer vision to manual based production operations, enabling manufacturers to drive productivity through data-driven, real-time insights, leading to fewer defects, reduced waste and enhanced operator training. Many of the advances in IoT and Industry 4.0 have focussed on machine productivity. At Vision Intelligence, we believe people will remain at the heart of engineering & manufacturing. But we have little data on human performance. Our target customers are primarily those in High Value/Advanced Manufacturing (e.g., aerospace, automotive) where there is a high degree of manual operations and skilled labour. The higher value parts mean a higher ROI can be achieved in these sectors with our system. We are at the testing phase of our prototype which has been deployed at a Tier One Aircraft Tyre manufacturer in the UK and looking for first customers.

Speaker: Jonathan Mak, CTO, Vision Intelligence

15:23 - 15:30

TECH TANK BY PEAK TO PEAK

PktoPk specialise in cutting-edge measurement and monitoring systems and are now looking to offer a product line of non-invasive sensors for the measurement of melt properties in polymer manufacturing processes. PktoPk’s sensors can be easily retrofitted to provide real-time measurements in injection moulding, extrusion, and compounding machines. These measurements give operators greater insight into injection/extrusion processes and can be fed into the machine control to automatically account for varying material properties. For the first time, this will enable greater use of recycled plastics by optimising the proportion of recycled materials that can be mixed with virgin materials without degradation of the final part mechanical performance. This can be achieved without prior knowledge of the recycled material properties, and has the additional benefits of increasing process reliability, reducing material costs and waste, and allowing fully closed loop 'lights-out' manufacturing.

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Hunter, Director, Peak to Peak Measurement Solutions Ltd

15:30 - 15:37

TECH TANK BY BUOYANCY

Our products and services are expected to grow widely in the following six months. We are well known for our aluminium high precision manufacturing capability for small tolerances and anodising processes, but we are going to expand into a broader catalogue of metals, focusing on strong metals such as titanium and steel, allowing us to manufacture with innovative materials with a wide range of properties. This will allow us to stand out through the manufacture of composite assemblies. The installation of a new anodising line is being carried out in which it is intended to obtain the same product quality with less environmental damage. We are carrying out studies of implementation of composite materials and additive manufacturing with the aim of becoming a more resilient company that can do internal studies of cost reduction according to the application of different manufacturing methods and design development.

Speaker: Maximilian Apel, CEO, Buoyancy Aerospace V1 Ltd

Tech Tank - boundless technologies and future focus
15:37 - 15:44

TECH TANK BY SYNOVATE

We are developing advanced robotics and sensing with asset digitalisation. We can categories asset defects and digitalise construction in difficult to reach areas. We have a range of systems for simple and advanced inspection that are at various stages of development from early R&D to commercially available. These are advanced manufactured robotics and sensors that minimise the requirements for excavation when inserting and remediating underground assets.

Speaker: Simon Langdale, Director, SYNOVATE

15:44 - 15:51

TECH TANK BY DRISK

dRISK currently has three products in market, which all use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, these are: ‘Scenarios’ - Rich edge case scenario data for training and testing Autonomous Vehicles in any simulation environment. Scenario data has been sourced from across the world and can be re-mapped along any deployment area and ODD parameters. ‘Edge’ - Collaborative user interface for scenario management and continuous performance evaluation. Management tool to interact with underlying knowledge graph of scenario data, understand where gaps exist and where to prioritize training. ‘Learn’ - Free simulation environment to enable faster than real time training, by seamlessly interfacing with industry's top simulators. Scenario data can be pipelined into a wide range of simulators depending on which part of the stack requires testing. The combination of these tools can be used to test an AV perception stack to identify capability gaps (dRISK scenarios), use this knowledge to re-train the stack to ensure that these gaps are filled (dRISK Learn) whilst making a safer, more competent AV, whilst using a tool (dRISK Edge) to manage the data in a user friendly and auditable manner. These tools are already being used by several of our customers with a feedback loop being employed to collect improvement ideas. This results in significantly decreased testing time whilst still conducting a broad and robust range of testing. Rather than test every eventuality an AV could find on the roads, we test against the worst cases. Faster test cycles, with an auditable data trail equals big cost savings.

Speaker: Chess Stetson, CEO, dRISK.ai

15:51 - 15:58

TECH TANK BY NEW WAVE BIOTECH

Our software uses computational modelling to optimise downstream processes (DSP) for biomanufacturing, accelerating R&D and reducing final production costs of alternative proteins and other synthetic biology products. This solution transforms how DSP optimization is done – moving it from a slow, expensive, and inefficient approach reliant on expert experience, to one that is rapid, driven by efficient computational modelling, with targeted experiments on high potential processes. Our system works by conducting in-silico testing of billions of process parameter combinations, and evaluating the yield, purity, cost, waste, and energy use to provide optimal process recommendations. We combine machine learning models with mechanistic approaches to unite an understanding of the underlying system dynamics with the nuances of real-world operation. We are currently at the prototyping and testing phase – we have developed an early MVP that we plan to pilot with 2-3 customers in the coming months.

Speaker: Oli Hall, CTO & Co-Founder, New Wave Biotech

15:58 - 16:05

TECH TANK BY EVO

EVO is expanding its successful core training manager [tm] product to include libraries of VR/AR trainings and simulations for the Industrials, Corporates, SME segments. There is a major focus on Health & Safety and Risk Management. The simulations will be gamified to incorporate action-outcome scenarios to enrich the learning experience. By integrating into the training manager product and admin centre we can ensure a fully auditable record of the training, the outcome and of any necessary certifications, for compliance purposes. The platform and product are at pre-market certification stage and the VR/AR technology core competence has been achieved, with sample content and simulations at prototype stage. Our operating model is SaaS, so we will seek to execute with specialist Applications Selling Partner/s for the Region, based on their expert knowledge of market, dynamics, regulations, and requirements. We believe this facilitates Advanced Manufacturing techniques and will help ensure rapid accrual of safety knowledge and skills of workers and operators across multiple Advanced Manufacturing disciplines, helping to drive safety and compliance.

Speaker: John Gilhooly, CEO, EVO Software Solutions Limited

16:05 - 16:12

TECH TANK BY ASSENTECH

Our Vent-Less Test Bench technology is not just a benchmark in valve testing efficiency, but also a beacon for environmental and health considerations within the industry. Here's a comprehensive overview: Unparalleled Automation In the market filled with manual or semi-automatic benches, our Test Bench is the only fully automated solution, offering unmatched precision and repeatability. Drastic Reduction in Testing Time: Compared to traditional manual testing methods, where operators might spend upwards of 30 minutes per valve—a process riddled with potential human error—our solution, with its cutting-edge algorithms, completes the test in approximately 2 minutes. This efficiency minimizes downtime and increases operational throughout. Direct Health & Environmental Impact: Leakage from storage tank pressure and vacuum relief valves is not just an operational concern but a significant health and environmental hazard. Health Implications: Leaks can expose workers on sites to harmful chemicals or gases, potentially leading to a multitude of health complications. Equipment Concerns: These leaks can also compromise process equipment, leading to operational inefficiencies, costly repairs, and even catastrophic failures. Environmental Issues: Beyond the immediate operational site, these leaks contribute to atmospheric pollution, exacerbating environmental concerns. Our Test Bench, by ensuring rigorous adherence to API2000 /ISO28300 standards, directly counters these risks, leading to a safer working environment and lesser environmental degradation.

Speaker: Ewart Cox, Managing Director, Assentech Sales Ltd

 Programme
09:30 - 10:30

REGISTRATION

Industrial Automation
11:00 - 11:15

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY ACEZ

THE WORLD’S FIRST SELF-CALIBRATING TEMPERATURE SENSOR FOR BUILDING COOLING

Temperature sensors generally drift over time resulting in inaccurate measurements, leading to energy waste in building cooling. Thus, it is recommended for sensors to undergo annual calibration. However, the conventional lab calibration is a costly and tedious process, and the risk of sensor drift being undetected still remains even with regular calibration.

A self-calibrating temperature sensor for building cooling has been developed. It can perform inline self-calibration at 16°C using the integrated physical reference. This innovation offers the user up to 80 per cent in cost savings by eliminating the need to send the sensor for annual lab calibratio.

11:15 - 11:30

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY SODA VISION

GEMINI 2 & FEMTO

Today announced a suite of products developed in collaboration with Microsoft based on its indirect time-of-flight (iToF) depth sensing technology.

Orbbec devices built with Microsoft’s iToF technology use the same depth camera module as Azure Kinect Developer Kit and offer identical operating modes and performance.

This suite of cameras combines Microsoft’s iToF technology with Orbbec’s high-precision depth camera design and in-house manufacturing capabilities and will broaden the application and accessibility of highperformance 3D vision in logistics, robotics, manufacturing, retail, healthcare and fitness industries.

11:30 - 11:45

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY PROFET AI

HOW TO REALIZE SMART MANUFACTURING THROUGH AI TOOLS

The no-code AutoML platform and an extensive AI application knowledge base to empower domain users in various industry sectors to swiftly create predictive models and efficiently implement AI solutions to address their daily production and business needs.
11:45 - 12:00

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY VISCOTEC

EC200 2.0

The new EC200 2.0 is a new controller for all preeflow dispensers; a brand of ViscoTec. This new controller is industry 4.0 ready and features a touch screen which allows high flexibility for interface adaption for different user needs and future new implementations. The dosing pressure will be able to be display in a form of a graph on the screen during dosing and this greatly improve the ease of use for the user to analyse the dosing behavior of the process thus allow adjustment of parameters to improve the dosing cycle. The controller will be standard for all 1 component and 2 component dispensing applications, and it also has the ability of connecting to pressure and temperature sensor. Other possibility includes storage of up to 99 programs which allows remote pick up and changes to program by external controls. The interface is also designed for user friendliness with intuitive graphics and step-by-step guidance.

12:00 - 12:07

TECH TANK BY DOMIN

We have pioneered the use of metal additive manufacturing to develop designs previously not possible through traditional manufacturing methods. Combined with modern electronics and digital control techniques, we have developed servo valves that offer 2x better performance while being 4x smaller. We have several patents granted/pending re. use of AM for servo valve design. Each valve in operation saves 1MT CO2e/year owing to higher energy efficiency and reliability. Our mission is to help the hydraulics industry save 1B tons CO2e/year by 2030. Aided by Innovate UK, we are also engaging with industrial and academic partners to innovate across advanced sensorisation (better control), IoT (device monitoring) and AI/ML (pred. maintenance) to improve performance, reliability and longevity but also explore new business models (hardware-as-a-service); also deploying IoT and AI/ML in our factory to optimise resource usage and production throughput. Our core technologies are also enabling new applications such as active suspension, brake-by-wire, electro-hydrostatic actuation; this will help us exploit larger markets in the automotive (£90B) and aerospace (£39B) sectors, creating new opportunities for the UK economy.

Speaker: Parvez Alam Kazi, Head of Digital, Domin Fluid Power Limited

12:07 - 12:14

TECH TANK BY Q5D

Q5D develops innovative technology that automates the wiring stage of a product. Wires are hard to handle with robots and until now this has not been possible to automate well. Q5D innovation has overcome this problem and provides a production-ready solution with our robotic wire deposition equipment. Our recently released product, Wire5D, consists of a robot with attachments for different processes: • Embedded wiring - lays wire directly into products • Component addition - fits components, e.g., connectors, to complete the circuits • Polymer printing – additive manufacture adds features, e.g., to encapsulate wires. Wire5D enables our customers to fully automate their product manufacture - improving quality, productivity, and supply chain resilience. We continue to develop new technologies and in 2024 we will launch our Circuit5D product: a unique printed electronics process. It creates high-quality conductive tracks on complex shaped surfaces - faster and more economical than other techniques that exist. It does this by spraying the surface of the product with conductive ink and then uses a laser to sinter and shape the ink into a solid metal.

Speaker: Rachel Eggington, COO, Q5D Technologies Ltd

12:14 - 12:21

TECH TANK BY GMP

We are developing platforms to simplify Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP) including cell and Gene therapy medicinal manufacturing by utilising AI and robotics technology. This will reduce the cost of manufacturing, reduce lead time significantly and improve safety and quality of medicines with streamlined regulatory approval.

Speaker: Giby George, CEO, GMP Manufacturing Ltd

12:21 - 12:40

GLIMPSE INTO THE NEW BY WAGO

OPEN AUTOMATION IN IIOT

The convergence between IT and OT requires a rethink in factory automation, the automation pyramid is being replaced by a heterogeneous network topology, and new technologies from the IT world are finding their way into the store floor. We want to show an new approach through this technology.
12:40 - 13:00

LUNCH BREAK