Hiwin to focus more on automation
Hiwin Motion Control and System Technology will focus more on automation to cater to the needs of the Indian machining industry. The company, a manufacturer of linear guideways, linear motors, actuators, ball screws etc., plans to provide pick and place robots for the machining industries to increase speed and productivity.
“We are the manufacturers of motion control technologies which is a key component used in all the machines. In most of the machines, there is linear motion requirement. Our linear guideways and ball screws which are the key components for x,y and z motion. Currently, we are number 2 in the world in manufacturing linear motion technologies. We make the components and supply to the machine builders. Globally, we have 10 subsidiaries, but we have 6 manufacturing units only in Taiwan. Using robots is the next generation automation. We are also expanding our product portfolio by slowly integrating our components which will add value to our products and customers,” Simon Liao, Head, India Operations, Hiwin Motion Control and System Technology, said.
“Previously, the machines used hard belts but now they use linear guideways which increases the machine speed. We also have linear motors which are for high speed and productivity. To increase the productivity, we have automation robotics also. Productivity with automation will be more than with manpower. When productivity increases, cost of the products will come down,” he added.
The company feels that one manpower can control one robot and then they can work in 4 to 5 machines. It integrates the robots in a machine which helps the machine builders widely. Automation is the future of automotive industry. All the companies are upgrading to automation and Hiwin is no exception.
Hiwin’s robots are used for wide range of application.
Simon Liao, Head, India Operations, Hiwin Motion Control and System Technology.