By陳仁義, 22 March, 2018
The development of FUDE robot aims to deal with automation works such as processes during metal pressing, material delivery, and product inspection.
According to the statistics data provided by TAMI, it is revealed that in 2017, Taiwan's annual export value of machinery and equipment products reached NT$779.2 billion, which is a substantial increase of 14.3% over the same period in 2016. The largest export market was the China, accounting for 30.4% of the total export value. China is followed by the US and Japan. The two ranked second and third, and each accounting for 16.1% and 6.5%, representing a growth of 9.1% and 15.2% respectively.
President Hsiao of Forwell, who is also the director of TAMI, once said that Taiwan's machinery industry has a high sales proportion to the Chinese market, but local suppliers there is working hard to keep up with the technology offered by Taiwan, since they want to get rid of the reliance of Taiwan's supply. Besides, the market share of local manufacturers in China is also rising, so the absolute advantage once Taiwanese had has ceased to exist. Encountering with the Chinese market, Taiwanese suppliers should upgrade themselves, and emerge into the Chinese market, so as to dispersing their risks. With such efforts, it is possible to stabilize the status of Taiwanese suppliers in the global market. Otherwise, they may face serious difficulties once in a market recession.
President Hsiao stated that, Forwell Group is now working on the primary four business operations in the Chinese market, and is developing the application technology for material delivery, take up, transmission, and inspection of metal forming industry as well as the plastics injection sectors. Forwell advances its technology in the core service areas and expands its product inventory in order to request for more business opportunities.
President Hsiao pointed out that 2017 is the year of artificial intelligence (AI) as well as smart machinery. Taiwanese suppliers should continue to move forward towards the development of ""Intelligent Machinery"". This is also the only way for Taiwanese machinery manufacturers to win, and it is necessary to strengthen the construction and development of the IoT technology. Among the entire IoT inventory, things regarding people’s livelihood can be the priority as it can drive the entire consumer market. He asked the relevant government officials to develop and stimulate the economy with a large-scale movement, and shall conduct assessment of the situation, submitting projects that can activate Taiwan’s competitiveness.
Hsiao further suggested that, Taiwanese government should develop and release more industrial zones as soon as possible, and they shall estimate the traffic construction again thoroughly, such as railways and highways. He believe that government should plan traffic construction in order to make transportation more convenient for citizens, and regulate the inappropriate law content. Moreover, Hsiao suggested that a rationalized amendments shall be made. At the same time, officials shall promote the investment policy to be quick and simple, so that business owners will be willing to invest.
In the past Forwell has been dedicating to the development of mold/ die transmission system (the automatic cart system), automatic mold/ die warehousing system, and the maintenance system called smart mold/ die management system. Now since the inquiries of automatic mold/ die warehousing system is rising as manufacturers seek to keep up with the trend of Industry 4.0, the cart and the relevant technology would be a standard accessory rather than an optional one.
President Hsiao emphasized that, any project or plan proposed and operated by Forwell have to be sustainable. Now Forwell Group is working on a Three-year Moving Forward Project, which would shift the development of smart mold/ die management to FUDE robot technology. Looking forward, it is expected that under the operation of all its business plans, Forwell’s Huai-an plant could make its revenue as high as NTD 2.5 billion.