As a single of the biggest makers of industrial robots, Iaskawa Southern Africa participated in this year’s Africa Automation Technologies Fair (AATF), exactly where numerous specialists from the manufacturing market gathered to share beneficial market knowledge to improve investment prospects in the manufacturing sector. the African continent. The occasion, which celebrated its 25th year, was centered on the theme “For Africa from Africa”.
AATF promotes and is passionate about advancing Africa’s transformation and advertising the improvement and development of the continent’s automation market.
Iaskawa Southern Africa was a single of 150 exhibitors exhibiting at the occasion, which ran from 9 to 11 May perhaps 2023, and showcased its collaborative robotic welding remedy, Weld4me. This transformative piece of automated gear delivers an option or assistance to manual MIG/MAG welding with air cooled welding gear.
When asked about the worth and value of events such as AATF, John Mostert, Sales Engineer at Iaskawa Southern Africa, stated: “They bring the manufacturing market and the automation market with each other.
Automation providers are capable to greater recognize marketplace requires and makers can see the most up-to-date trends in automation offerings.” And a single of the most prominent requires is the adoption of collaborative systems that are capable to function alongside humans, aptly named collaborative robots or cobots.
Whilst such systems are advancing globally, Mostert notes that cobot adoption in Africa has taken a small longer to take off, noting that the continent nevertheless faces one of a kind challenges.
Events such as AATF represent possibilities for organizations primarily based in Africa to take complete benefit of establishing partnerships and sharing information in an work to advance the market.
“Jaskava’s technique is to companion with integrators and specialists in their field,” explains Mostert.
As a outcome, this year Iaskawa has partnered with Fronius, a major welding specialist to provide revolutionary options and stay a prominent competitor in a very competitive marketplace.
As a result, maintaining up with the most up-to-date trends in the sector is very significant and a different crucial portion of the aforementioned technique, which is all the time facilitated by the reality that Iaskawa Southern Africa serves as a faction of the worldwide organization.
Having said that, the organization strongly believes in the progress of the manufacturing market and Mostert is optimistic about Jaskava’s function in this: “We are properly positioned to support corporations minimize production charges though escalating the excellent of their solutions, enabling them to compete internationally.” .”
Mostert says he is excited about new technologies as they make their way to marketplace, noting that “the use of cameras, vision with robotics is now important in several applications, the technologies has matured and will continue to strengthen.”
General, Iaskawa says this year’s African Automation Technologies Fair was “a accomplishment for Iaskawa and the wider manufacturing sector”.