Robotics and automation experts at the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre are to hold a free event aimed at helping business leaders make the right decisions when it comes to automating their factories.
The Open Lab robotics and automation networking forum at the MTC on Wednesday, September 18 is aimed at decision makers and end users who appreciate the need for robotics and automation but are unsure of the best equipment to use, how to integrate it into their production lines, or how to measure the benefits.
End users, technology providers and suppliers are invited to the event, held under the auspices of the European-funded ROBOTT-NET project, of which the MTC is a partner, which aims to encourage the use of robotics and automation in industry. It is the fifth in a series of events at the MTC.
Jeremy Hadall, Chief Engineer for Intelligent Automation at the MTC, said the event would be a great opportunity to share successful case studies and network with technology providers and engineers who have been on their own automation journey.
“This is a networking forum which will allow delegates to explore ground-breaking and innovative industrial robotics and understand how they can benefit manufacturing operations. With experts on hand, round-table discussions and case study exhibits we will be able to highlight successful projects which have reaped the benefits of intelligent automation, and help people make the right decisions. It’s all about technology transfer and the sharing of best practice.” he said.
Anyone interested in registering for the event can do so at: www.the-mtc.org/openlab.
The MTC was founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and TWI Ltd. The MTC’s industrial members include some of the UK’s major global manufacturers.
The MTC aims to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions, in line with the Government’s manufacturing strategy. The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.