SMART FACTORY Expo NAGOYA Conference


Smart manufacturing technology conference. IoT solutions, AI and other smart manufacturing technologies will be addressed.
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Keynote Session Pre-registration Required

SFE-K September, 18 (Wed) 13:00  -  14:30

AI & Big Data Innovate Manufacturing: Case Study & the Benefit

  • English/Japanese

Utilization of Big Data for Innovation in Semiconductor Manufacturing

Hiroshi Akahori Deputy General Manager, Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba Memory Corp.

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Toshiba Memory Corp, Yokkaichi Operations has been utilizing big data for the radical productivity improvement. In this keynote speech, I will explain the practical utilization of big data and the newest topics such as machine learning implementation.

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Dr. Hiroshi Akahori has served as deputy general manager of Toshiba Memory Corp., Yokkaichi Operations. He is involved in utilizing big data for yield and productivity improvement. Since joining Toshiba Corp., he has been in the advanced semiconductor industry for more than 25 years with contributions to development of the unit process, process integration, devices, electrical reliability of memory cells, physical chemical analysis, inspection and metrology technologies.

Engineering Innovation of Vehicle Production and Future of Monozukuri in Automobile Industry

Haruhiko Yoshimura Alliance Global VP, Corporate Vice President, Vehicle Production Engineering and Development Div., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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Automotive industry has been required to challenge the issue of environment, safety, and improvement of attractive quality. Technologies for Weight reduction, electrification, autonomous driving, and connected cars are expected to expand rapidly in the future. Nissan Motor has been developing new production technology in line with vehicle structure innovation. In this session, we will introduce the changes in vehicle structure through the weight reduction, electrification, autonomous driving, and connected cars and Nissan's efforts in production technology innovation.

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1983 - Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
1998 - Manager, Vehicle Production Engineering Dept.
2005 - Transferred to Nissan Europe S.A.S.
2009 - GM, Vehicle Assembly Engineering Dept., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
2011 - Plant Manager, Oppama Plant
2014 - Alliance Global Director, Vehicle Process Engineering No.2/VP,
Vehicle Production Engineering
2015 - Alliance Global VP, Vehicle Production Engineering
2016 - Corporate Vice President, Alliance Global VP
Vehicle Production Engineering

Special Session Pre-registration Required

SFE-S1 September, 18 (Wed) 15:30  -  17:00
  • FREE

Small & Medium Sized Manufacturers Can Achieve Smart Factories

  • Available only in Japanese

Concrete Example of Ricoh-style Industrie 4.0

Kazuo Nishinomiya Corporate Senior Vice President, Responsible for Production & Procurement, Executive General Manager, Production Div., Ricoh Co., Ltd.

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Ricoh has promoted digitalization having applied original tools derived from our own Gemba to achieve ideal "Smart Factory". Here is the introduction of IoT and Digital Manufacturing Ricoh with Image processing technology has practiced.

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Productivity Improvement by Factory Digitalization

Naoki Tani Senior Vice President, Managing Director, IoT Business Dept., Corporate Sales and Marketing Div., NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

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DOCOMO provides IoT solutions to improve productivity and address issues related to labor shortage in manufacturing industry. This presentation will introduce examples of the IoT solutions that were tested via multiple PoCs with SMEs; in particular, IoT platform, failure sign detection for factory equipment, and bottleneck process detection solution for product manufacturing lines.

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SFE-S2 September, 19 (Thu) 9:30  -  11:00
  • FREE

Industrial 5G for Smart Manufacturing

  • English/Japanese

KDDI's 5G & IoT Initiatives and Application to Manufacturing Industry

Keigo Harada General Manager, IoT Business Planning Dept., IoT Business Development Div., KDDI Corp.

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Presentation of overview of KDDI's 5G and IoT solutions followed by further introduction of various 5G and IoT PoC and use cases and their impact on customers' business, and introduction of KDDI "IoT Worldwide Architecture" that brings about new business model for manufacturing industries.

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5G - A Game Changer for the Factory of the Future

Henrik Klessig Research Engineer and 5G Expert, Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering, Communication and Network Technology, Robert Bosch GmbH

*Please note that the speaker has been changed because of an unavoidable reason.
The speech topic remains the same. [As of Aug. 30th, 2019]

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5G may have a significant impact on the manufacturing industry and unlock unprecedented degrees of flexibility, versatility and productivity - thus lifting Industry 4.0 to the next level. This talk outlines the great potential of 5G in manufacturing in more detail, what the current status is and also what challenges still need to be overcome for ensuring its success.

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Dr. Henrik Klessig received his MSc (Dipl.-Ing.) in Information Systems Engineering and his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from Technical University Dresden, Germany, in 2012 and 2016, respectively. He was a research intern at Bell Labs, Stuttgart, Germany, in 2010 and a research associate at the Vodafone Chair, TU Dresden between 2012 and 2016, where he has been working on queuing and traffic theory and its application to self-organizing networks. He was a recipient of the FITweltweit postdoc stipend from the German Academic Exchange Service and has been working on edge computing service continuity and aerial wireless networks at the International Computer Science Institute. He was also a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley in 2018. Since December 2018, he is with Corporate Research at Robert Bosch GmbH in Renningen, Germany.

SFE-S3 September, 19 (Thu) 14:30  -  16:00
  • FREE

Automation of Inspection Process for Smart Factories

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Smart Factory Test: Automated Process & Product Control

John J. Arena Product Line Director, System Test Group, Teradyne Inc.

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The Internet of Things is the core of the "Smart Factory", interconnecting computing sense and control devices in testers. Discover how to utilize existing test data and intelligence from the factory floor, bringing it to the enterprise by merging tester data, status and health.

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John Arena is a Product Line Director for Teradyne's System Test Group. He has held multiple technical, business and strategy development roles in his 30 years with the company. He holds a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic University and a Master in Business Administration from Boston University.

Smart Inspection Process in the Manufacturing Line
-- Report Based on Proof Experiments from IVI WG

Hidenori Ichimoto Staff Manager, Production Planning Dept., Production Engineering Div., Mazda Motor Corp. / IVI Leader, Industrial Value Chain Initiative

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I will report the proof experiments of Deep Learning and AI in our engine assembly line, camshaft machining line, and camshaft foundry line. These are based on the IVI business working scenario from 2017. (Improving quality, productivity of production lines with Artificial Intelligence)

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In 1982 joined Mazda Motor Corp., in 2000 was appointed as Staff Manager, Powertrain Production Engineering Dept..
Served in Engine Engineering Gr., Foundry Production Engineering Gr. NO.2, and served as Manager, Tool Engineering Gr..
Since 2015 has been an IVI member. Since 2017 has been served as Staff Manager, Production Planning Dept..

SFE-S4 September, 20 (Fri) 9:30  -  11:00
  • FREE

AI/IoT in Factories in the Automotive Industry -- Latest Case Studies

  • Available only in Japanese

e-Plant by AW: Towards the Smart Factory

Kunihiro Yamada Managing Officer,, Chief Officer, Electronics Div., AISIN AW Co., Ltd.

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Aisin AW aims at establishing "Plant where every member participates actively in their work with excitement". A factory where the production system is close to the workplace and can derive people's ability and creativity. In order to achieve that goal, we have been tackling with utilization of IoT data platform for ten years.
Based on this platform, we developed an electronic factory which has brought automation and independence with making full use of AGV, robotics and AI. In this talk, we will introduce our efforts of this development.

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Mr. Yamada joined Aisin AW in April 1984, and was in charge of hardware development for Electronic Control Units (ECUs) of automatic transmission.
He has been worked on the development of car navigation systems since 1991.
After assuming the post of executive officer in 2014, he has been taking the post of chief officer of the Electronics Division since October 2016.

Productivity Improvement by Manufacturing AI

Masao Suematsu Senior Vice President, Denso International Asia Co., Ltd.

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Labor cost increment in recent years will be concerned to cause declining competitiveness in ASEAN. Productivity improvement activities can reduce labor cost increment, but there are limit to do it. As our challenge, I'd like to introduce productivity improvement activity by using AI.

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1980 Join DENSO Corp. at Finance Dept.
1995 Finance Director of PT. DENSO INDONESIA
2004 Director of Thermal Group Business Planning Div.
2008 Asia Region COO and EVP of DENSO INT'L ASIA Co., Ltd.
2011 Senior Director of DENSO Corp.
2019 Retire Senior Director of DENSO Corp. and COO and EVP of DENSO INT'L ASIA
2019 Senior Vice President of DENSO INT'L ASIA Co., Ltd.

SFE-S5 September, 20 (Fri) 12:00  -  13:30
  • FREE

Innovation in Airplane Manufacturing -- Latest Case Studies

  • Available only in Japanese

MHI Activities in Manufacturing Automation of Commercial Aircraft

Hiroshi Taneda Senior Fellow, Deputy Head of Commercial Aviation Systems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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One of the key technologies for successful achievement in commercial aircraft program is the automated manufacturing technology using robotics and ICT. This presentation is to introduce the overview of the application status of advanced automated manufacturing technology to commercial aviation programs at MHI.

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After obtaining Master of Engineering from the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo in March, 1983, Mr. Taneda joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and he started his career in Aerodynamic Research Section at Nagoya Aerospace Systems. He obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Tokyo in 1998. He is currently assigned to Senior Fellow, Deputy Head of Commercial Aviation Systems.

AeroEdge's Vision towards Future of Manufacturing

Kazuhiro Mizuta Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer, AeroEdge Co., Ltd.

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AeroEdge, based in Ashikaga, Tochigi, is a start-up that supplies turbine blades for jet engines for French giant, SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES. In the presentation, innovative approaches such as digital technology based process improvement and development as well as conventional approach common in heavy industries will be discussed.

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Concurrent Conferences Pre-registration Required

ROBO-K September, 18 (Wed) 15:30  -  17:00

Future Manufacturing with Robots

  • English/Japanese

Lean Automation and Robotics Challenge in DENSO

Katsuhiko Sugito CEO, Denso Wave Inc. / Executive Officer, Production Innovation Center, DENSO Corp.

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Introduction about heritage of Denso's unique concept "Lean Automation" and its key technology "Robotics", and recent new challenges of "AI" and "IoT".

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NVIDIA's AI Platform for Powering Japanese Technologies

Masataka Osaki Japan Country Manager, Vice President Worldwide Field Operations, NVIDIA

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From development of autonomous vehicles to efficient manufacturing, NVIDIA's AI computing platform is currently accelerating MONOZUKURI in Japan. In this session, we will introduce NVIDIA's latest technology as well as domestic and international case studies.

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ROBO-S4 September, 20 (Fri) 12:00  -  13:00
  • FREE

Production Innovation and Passion for Product Development

  • Available only in Japanese

Mazda's Monotsukuri Aspirations and Challenges -- Take Production Reform
at Plant for Example

Hironori Okano General Manager, Hofu Plant, Mazda Motor Corp.

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As a small player in the automobile industry, Mazda's way to winning out in the face of severe global competition is a series of never stop challenges.
We will introduce Mazda's Monotsukuri aspirations and challenging history, which basis of this, and current efforts of global flexible production.

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ROBO-2 September, 19 (Thu) 9:30  -  11:00

Collaborative Robots in Manufacturing

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New Integrated Control World by Collaborative Robot "COBOTTA"

Yosuke Sawada General Manager, FA Robot Business Unit, Product Planning Dept., Denso Wave Inc.

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Introduce case studies with featuring "safety design", "portable body", "easy to use" & "open platform" and extended products by our integrated development environment.

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Joined DENSO Corp. formerly known as Nippon Denso Co. Ltd. in 1985, and started working on a development, sales and technical supports for a commercialization of an industrial robot in 1992.
From 2004, was sent to DENSO EUROPE B.V in Germany for 7 years to establish the sales expanding systems of DENSO robotics in Europe.
Since 2011 has been in charge of planning new products at the product planning dept. at DENSO WAVE Inc.

Case Study: Human Cooperative Robots in the Production Process

Miyako Shiraishi Expert, Engine Sec., Manufacturing Dept No.1, Yokohama Plant, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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At the Yokohama plant, more streamlined production processes are required. Nissan designed, produced, and programmed their first human-coordinated robot that identifies issues in the field of Monozukuri Genba. Nissan's production lines by utilizing this human-coordinated robot contribute to significant improvement of productivity in Nissan's "Monozukuri Genba".

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ROBO-3 September, 19 (Thu) 14:30  -  16:00

Collaborative Robots in Food, Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical Industries

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Development of Collaborative Humanoid Robot "NEXTAGE"

Takakatsu Isozumi Director, Kawada Robotics Corp.

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As a solution to the labor shortage problem, Kawada has been proposing Collaborative Humanoid Robot NEXTAGE to the market 10 years ago. Currently NEXTAGE are used in various manufacturing sites in Japan. In this presentation, the development and future prospects of NEXTAGE are introduced.

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Introduction to Robot Coexistence in the Food Industry

Hiroyuki Furumoto Deputy General Manager, Plant Technology Div., Mazda Ace Co., Ltd.

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In recent years, ensuring a workforce in the food industry is extremely difficult and the application of automated devices using robots has been delayed. Our company has developed cartoning devices which can be easily deployed at a unit level in existing factories with the aim of fully automating existing factories in conjunction with automatic sorters. This time, we will introduce our activities from the developmental features of these products to the present adding some actual examples.

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After joining the present Mazda Ace Co., Ltd. in 1982, I engaged in the development of high speed conveyance devices in 2002 by way of manufacturing system construction work using robots, machine tools, and electronic devices. In 2014, the development division was established and, at the same time, I began to conduct marketing. Development of the cartoning devices targeted for the food industry took 2 years and their exhibitions at trade shows received high marks. Currently, I have integrated a conveyance solution centering on the automation of the complete process from cartoning to sorting and automation using co-existing robots.

ROBO-S2 September, 18 (Wed) 13:00  -  14:30
  • FREE

How to Deploy Robots in Manufacturing -- Hints and Challenges

  • Available only in Japanese

Manufacturing Using Robots That Are Japanese Traditional Arts

Tadashi Takamaru Representative Director, Takamaru Engineers Co., Ltd.

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From the robot system integrator's point of view, how to proceed with successful robotization, such as robot utilization methods corresponding to high-mix low-volume production, actual introduction cases at manufacturing companies across the country, investment effects, and robot characteristics of each robot manufacturer We introduce point and development example.

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Hints and Challenges When Introducing Collaborative Robots

Hirokazu Ichihara Representative Director, Chemi-Con Nagaoka Corp.

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We will show you the opportunity when we introduced robot.
In addition, we report on effective method of introducing robot.

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