With the in-depth promotion of “Industry 4.0” and “Made in China 2025”, China’s manufacturing industry is undergoing tremendous changes. FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) manufacturers represented by food, daily chemicals, clothing and electronic products are accelerating the automatic transformation and flexibility of secondary packaging equipment to meet the needs of product digitalization.
The potential demand for product personalization in the market has prompted manufacturers to continuously introduce personalized and diversified product packaging. At the same time, under the pressure of investment costs, the transformation of automation equipment by enterprises is not completely limited to the automatic processing of products, but requires that automation equipment can flexibly adapt to more products of different specifications and sizes, and realize the flexibility of product packaging in order to achieve a higher return on investment. Therefore, flexible manufacturing technology represented by robot technology and visual technology is widely applied to manufacturing、warehousing and logistics.
The digitization of products provides data support for the booming Internet of Things, and at the same time drives the rapid development of automated warehouses and sorting logistics. The demand of automatic storage is gradually extended to the demand of intelligent logistics of the production line, extending from a single warehouse demand to the system. Customers urgently need a set of system integrating with intelligent production, intelligent storage and intelligent logistics to improve the modern management level of enterprises. In this context, intelligent manufacturing systems represented by advanced technologies such as automated warehousing and information collection, information traceability, and robotics have been rapidly developed and applied. Advanced logistics products or equipment such as automated warehouses, intelligent sorting, intelligent logistics, and AGV are actively being applied to FMCG manufacturing.
Since 2015, Newamstar has launched the smart warehousing system. In 2017, it has entered the field of intelligent logistics. Now it has created a new model of digital production of products with automated stereoscopic warehouse as the core, and developed a complete flexible intelligent manufacturing logistics system, which is composed of core technologies such as information technology, visual technology, logistics technology, warehousing technology, robot technology and software technology. It is mutually infiltrated and integrated to meet the needs of different production and processing enterprises.
Information technology includes the collection and communication of information. Of which, bar code information collection technology and RFID information collection technology have been widely used in various manufacturing processes. Information collection technology has promoted the development of communication technology. The three-dimensional positioning technology based on bluetooth communication, wireless communication and GPS can feedback the spatial position of the product in the whole logistics link in real time, greatly improve the operation efficiency of the factory, and Bluetooth communication technology and WIFI wireless communication technology have begun to be applied to dynamic tracking and 3D positioning of the product. The application of these technologies has greatly promoted the development of warehousing and logistics technology and accelerated the technical upgrade of related equipment, among which AGV flexible logistics is more prominent.
Flexible production has led to the development of robotics and vision technology, and the combination of the two has realized the identification and positioning of the product shape. Guide the robot to implement flexible work through imaging of the visual camera, with flexible fixtures, suction tools and grasping mechanisms to meet the selection and packaging of different materials.
Newamstar closely focuses on the two technical themes of Industry 4.0 technology and Internet of Things technology. On the basis of the existing production line digitization, it continuously increases the research and development of information dynamic traceability technology, visual technology and software technology and develops flexible equipment based on parallel robots to meet the demands on flexible manufacturing and intelligent manufacturing of enterprises. In recent years, Newamstar has successively developed automated stereoscopic storage system based on stacker, and automated logistics equipment represented by RGV and AGV. The technical performance indicators have reached the international advanced level.
In the future, digital and flexible new processing and production models will be more and more applied to enterprises. Internet of Things technology based on product digitization, flexible processing and production, and intelligent manufacturing systems represented by production line digitization will become the key competitive advantages of the company, and related technologies will be quickly transformed into market applications. Newamstar will promote the development of key cutting-edge technologies such as information dynamic traceability, visual technology and software technology. Combining the experience and technology of the company’s automation field, it will increase the research, development and application of intelligent manufacturing system equipment and technology. It will also promote intelligent transformation of liquid packaging production and processing enterprises, exploring and realizing a new manufacturing model for smart factory construction.