Hi­win to fo­cus more on au­to­ma­tion

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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.

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