Q：This is the first collaboration DMP2022 with Fumatech & IRACE. What are your expectations for Fumatech & IRACE?
A：The Hong Kong Mould and Product Technology Association (HKMPTA) has been a supporting organization of DMP for many years. With the new highlight of Fumatech & IRACE this year, it is hoped that the latest information related to smart manufacturing such as robot automation, Internet of Things, big data and digital information integration can be bought to our members, so as to raise the technology level for both China and Hong Kong industries.
Q：Will your company invest in smart manufacturing? What are your considerations?
A：Our company produces home appliances and applies stringent control over quality. We improve quality through smart manufacturing, which also helps recruiting and retaining staff and labor.
Q：What is the importance of real-time data for industrial production?
A：Real-time data can be combined with advanced information technologies such as cloud technology to connect every process of industrial production, and then further optimize the production process according to the actual scenario.
The purpose of real-time data is to realize industrial monitoring, and to a certain extent, it also strengthens the communication between various departments. For example, product development lead-time can be greatly shortened if potential problems are found at an early stage based on the data by the production and R&D departments.
Q：umati (universal machine technology interface) is a key promotion project of VDMA and VDW. VDW will bring umati on-site demonstration and technology sharing to the expo. What are your thoughts of umati?
A：Mr Calvin Leung, Chairman of Technology Division of HKMPTA, hoped that the German umati agency will be able to provide some standards or packages in advance before the Fumatech in November this year, so that more manufacturers in the Greater Bay Area can know and use umati.