Cutting edge technologies and solutions dominated the Pragati Maidan venue as the Asian machine tool expo took off to a blazing start. The TAL Brabo robot by TAL Manufacturing Solutions and Cognex’s new launch of the Surface FX feature extraction technology were some of the highlights of the trade fair.
The 11th edition of the Asian Machine Tool Exhibition (AMTEX) was a hit! Attracting close to 20,000 visitors, the show witnessed the presence of more than 450 exhibitors and displayed over 1000 technologies from the automotive, power, electrical equipment, textile machinery and consumer goods industry. Held at New Delhi in India the four day event was inaugurated by representatives from MSME – Technology Development Center, Electronica India, Laser Technologies, Jiangsu Daijin Laser Science Technology, Reed Triune Exhibitions, or Reed Exhibitions India.
Amongst the numerous solutions displayed at AMTEX, some of the most interesting innovations included Cognex's new launch of the Surface FX feature extraction technology. The solution is used to identify surface defects, extract 3D features, identify parts and track parts for the consumer goods, automotive and electronics industry. Surface FX technology uses lighting and software algorithms to create high contrast images that enhance three-dimensional features on a part.
It removes noise and clutter from the surface background and isolates features and defects that are recessed or embossed on parts highlighting surface defects such as chips, dents, wrinkles, punctures and tears as well as identifying stamped text and codes. Once a clear image is attained, In-Sight vision tools such as OCR Max, Pat Max Redline, Blob and Inspect Edge can perform their inspections.
Another stunning technology that was exhibited included the TAL Brabo robot by TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a subsidiary of Tata Motors. The maiden ‘Made in India’ industrial articulated robot was launched last year and is available in two payload variables in particular 2 kilos and 10 kilos.
The industrial robot has been developed to complement human workforce and perform repetitive, high volume, dangerous and time consuming tasks. It also proves ideal for diverse segments such as automotive, light engineering, precision machining, electronics, software testing, plastics, logistics, education, aerospace and engineering among others.
The trade fair also comprised dedicated international pavilions of China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. The introduction of the ‘GoConnect’ online platform this year also proved to be a success. Via this medium, pre-registered visitors booked their meetings and accordingly interacted with exhibitors to discuss potential business opportunities. Various industry players were satisfied with the addition of this new segment. The co-located shows – Quality, Metrology, Tooling, and Automation and robotics were the major highlights of the event and witnessed significant footfalls. Some of the leading cutting-edge technologies and solutions were exhibited in these pavilions.
AMTEX 2018 proved to be a win-win situation for both industry leaders and visitors.