PIA at the Industry 4.0 SUMMIT IN SHANGHAI

Published on Dec 13, 2019


On December 5-6, the 8th International Automotive Industry 4.0 Summit was successfully held in Shanghai. As a key supplier of innovative special equipment and automated production systems, PIA takes part in this summit. Mr. Stefan Amann, Chief Technology Officer of PIA China, introduced the PIA Industrial App Suite to the audience. At the summit, more than 800 OEMs and end users were invited. PIA and more than 30 leaders of global top automotive manufacturers conducted deep discussions on how companies implement digital transformation.

PIA is a technical expert in the field of intelligent assembly system integration. It provides customized and innovative solutions such as R & D design, manufacturing, sales and after-sales of flexible intelligent manufacturing equipment. At this summit, PIA showed its latest industrial big data intelligent application scenarios, as well as intelligent production factory solutions and user cases for the automotive industry, commercial goods, consumer goods as well as healthcare.

As a leading supplier of flexible manufacturing equipment, PIA has developed a series of industrial digital application suites - PIA Industrial App Suite, which adapts to the future development of flexible and intelligent manufacturing. Taking piaOptimum as an example, this software is an advanced industrial data analysis platform, which is applied to bottleneck detection and production process optimization, and can automatically collect, access, analyze and evaluate industrial data. All actions in the assembly process are continuously monitored to achieve the purpose of increasing the OEE of the equipment. With this solution, users will obtain a comprehensive and intuitive analysis and evaluation of real-time production status, accurately identify the source of OEE losses, prevent the occurrence of adverse operating conditions from the beginning, and maximize equipment performance.

In addition, another highlight product of PIA - piaAI was also displayed at the summit. piaAI integrates digital twin technology and conducts in-depth research on all flexible and intelligent manufacturing equipment (stations, modules, production lines) delivered by PIA. It is committed to the visualization, transparent processing of production equipment data, and the foresight of production status. Long-term tests and practices have shown that piaAI can greatly improve the production efficiency of the plant, showing a strong market development potential.

 As a promoter and practitioner of the industry 4.0 intelligent manufacturing, PIA provides customers with high value-added digital services based on professional knowledge and rich experience accumulation. In addition to providing a variety of online and offline production system monitoring applications, PIA's capabilities also include remote status analysis, production process optimization, bottleneck detection, data traceability and centralized model management, virtual commissioning, AR remote support and training etc.. These solutions bring real benefits to customers, such as improving equipment performance and productivity, minimizing unplanned downtime, shortening maintenance cycles, and reducing maintenance costs.