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This latest edition of Automate Indonesia will bring resource recycling for sustainable industrial development news. In the cover story we coverage about putting industry 4.0 and the industrial internet of things to works in smart factories. We also provide you a robot news which is robot that can enhance warehouse productivity, and then cut costs that helps a lot. In addition to the robot news, we also provide for our eager and loyal readers out there about the latest automation advancing in the oil and gas industry. Beside the news about IoT devices to triple to 38 Billion by 2020, we also have news about the oil industry that shifts from survival to growth, which means multibillion-dollar oil and gas deals are back on the table! Keep your eyes peeled also because we present an upshot from our interview with Mr. Ronald Suurd, the Managing Director of Bosch Rexroth Indonesia about His idea for the company in development of the manufacturing industry in Indonesia recently. I also would like to invite you to read, send feedback, and share interesting articles that you may have us for us to improve the magazine. To all of our mobile and vigorous readers, go download Automate Indonesia magazine for your on-the-go read at our website www.automateindo.com for FREE. Thank you so much for your support. Cheerios!

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CONTENTS COVER STORY Putting Industry 4.0 and The Industrial Internet of 6 Things to Works in Smart Factories 8

Resource Recycling for Sustainable Industrial Development

Interview with Mr. Rafael Barerra, 10 Sales Leader of ASEAN Taiwan and Japan Hypertherm 13

SECTOR SPOTLIGHT Automation Advancing in the Oil and Gas Industry

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INDUSTRY NEWS IoT Devices to Triple to 38 Billion by 2020

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Industrial Automation Market is Emerging As An Attractive Investment Space

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Industrial Gas Makers Linde, Praxair Abandon Merger Talks

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17 Oil Industry Shifts From Survival to Growth Lippo Cikarang Proposes Rail Link for Country’s 19 Main Industrial Area MANUFACTURING & FACTORY AUTOMATION 20 Rise of The Machines: Robot Recycling 22 IN THE HOT SEAT Bosch Rexroth - An Interview With Mr. Ronald Suurd, Managing Director

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PROCESS AUTOMATION 24 Gas More Efficient Alternative Fuel to Generate Electricity 26

Optimizing Oil and Gas Production: Connecting Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream Operation

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Indonesia to Build World’s First Mini Offshore Refinery

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GE Wastewater Treatment Enables Oil Refinary to Reuse 100% of Water

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MACHINE WORLD 30 DMG Mori Seiki Article

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ROBOT NEWS Inside Liam, Apple’s Super-Secret, 29-Armed 31 Robot That Tears Down Your iPhone 33

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Robotics Can Enhance Warehouse Productivity, Cut Costs

RFID AND WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY Internet of Things Breathes New Life into RFID 36 Technology A Brain-Computer Interface That Works 38 Wirelessly ELECTRIC AND POWER Indonesia Looking to Integrate More Clean Coal 39 Technology Measuring The Value of Next-Generation Wind 40 and Solar power

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PLN to Start Construction on $2b Coal-Fired 41 Power Plant in 2016 PRODUCT NEWS 42 Duta Fuji Electric SEL Introduces SEL-3360 Industrial Computers 44 Comark Introduces Nematron Thin Client Hardware for Industrial Applications

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iBASE Introduces ASB200-915 Fanless Computing System 45 Vecow Releases Vecow 10 GigE Series Embedded Computing System EVENT HIGHLIGHT Omron Meresmikan Fasilitas Manufaktur Baru di 46 Indonesia Dengan Investasi Rp 150 Miliar DID YOU KNOW? 48 Vending Machines You Wont Believe Exist World’s Smallest Flying Robot Weighs Less Than 50 A Tenth of A Paper Clip

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51 Robot Trivia: For Your Information 53 ADVERTISEMENTS INDEX

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COVER STORY

PUTTING INDUSTRY 4.0 AND THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS TO WORK IN SMART FACTORIES By: Daymon Thompson

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ndustry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are enabled with connectivity to and from devices (from a sensor to a large-scale control system), data, and analytics. Sensors and systems need connectivity with a greater network to share data; analysis allows people to make informed decisions. Connectivity technology has sparked a significant shift in society where the Internet plays an ever-increasing role in our daily lives as a growing number of devices become Web-enabled, and these concepts can be applied to improve manufacturing efficiencies. The trend of greater connectivity, often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), is only a precursor to the avalanche of growth on the horizon, however. The Business Insider news site estimates that by 2017, 82% of companies will have an IoT application implemented into their businesses in some way. More information, faster An example of this from the consumer space would be enabling a shoe to track usage info, such as number of days worn per week, how many hours per day, how many hours spent running, or which part of the sole took the most pressure. This information would allow the shoe manufacturer to build a better shoe, perhaps enabling the creation of a more customized product in the future based on individual use of the previous product. This same model is now being applied to cars. By connecting cars to the cloud and monitoring driving habits and car feature usage, auto manufacturers are leveraging this information to improve new car designs.

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The evolution of the Internet has enabled instantaneous information delivery to the consumer, changing the behaviors in people’s daily lives. In much the same way, connectivity and data analysis will change the operations of the factory, the behaviors of personnel in manufacturing industries, and the way we think about production. Industrial connections Putting this into practice for industry, often referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), devices or assets connect to the cloud or local information technology (IT) infrastructure to collect and/or transmit data. This data can then be analyzed, providing insight about the device or asset. For example, sensors monitoring the operating temperature in mechanical components can track any abnormalities or deviations from an established baseline. This allows the company to proactively address undesired behavior as predictive maintenance before crippling system failures can develop, which would otherwise lead to plant downtime and lost production revenue. Information of this magnitude offers incredible value to the enterprise, helping to influence new product designs, streamline system performance, and maximize profitability. Flexible manufacturing, Industry 4.0 As with IoT, use of connectivity to drive new insights and optimizations can be applied to a manufacturing process and overall supply chain. This is one of the core concepts of Industry


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4.0, a technological movement, commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 will be fully realized with the computerization of traditional industries within manufacturing. Using IoT and this concept of cyber-physical systems will result in the implementation of the “Smart Factory,” enabling unparalleled manufacturing flexibility while maintaining exceptionally lean operational efficiency. In the realm of manufacturing, an area of significant focus is not only on the product, but on the process of making that product. Manufacturers need flexible manufacturing lines that can quickly adapt to rapidly changing customer demands. Today, manufacturers also are evaluating how to use big data to get more out of the capital equipment currently in use, while ensuring that new equipment will be built with highly connected control systems. This is where PC-based machine controls solve real connectivity and data challenges. The successful implementation of a Smart Factory really boils down to a convergence of traditional automation technologies (AT) with tools and processes from IT. As such, PC-based control systems are ideally positioned to meet and even exceed the demands of Industry 4.0 concepts.

Industrial PC (IPC) hardware that uses the latest highly efficient and fast processor technology provides flexibility that traditional “black box” controllers cannot provide without adding great expense. While easily processing real-time logic and motion control algorithms, there is plenty of extra processing power within industrial PCs for data collection and communications to higher level systems, such as enterprise-level databases or even the cloud. The fly” analytics or “edge computing” method greatly reduces the amount of raw data that must be stored on servers, either on premises or in the cloud, and reduces the amount of network traffic being generated. Systems using analytics on the machine controller will run leaner and more efficiently as the results of the analysis can be immediately used to influence the operation. This, in turn, enables manufacturers to implement far greater functionality while minimizing delays in production previously caused by enterprise level “number crunching” and data storage.

Source: controleng

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RESOURCE RECYCLING FOR SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT By: Takeshi Nemoto, Yasuo Tanaka, Shigeo Tsujioka, Yasuo Eryu, & Toshio Takada

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anufacturing is the foundation of industry. People manufacture products using resources mined from the ground such as plastics made from crude oil or metals refined from ores. However, the resources in the Earth are not inexhaustible and will run out if we continue to use them at our current pace. Also, because reserves of rare earth metals are not widespread, security of supply is becoming difficult. In response, Hitachi is developing techniques for collecting and recycling rare earth metals from used products. Other measures include commercializing systems for on-site recycling of rubble from construction sites that can turn it into a useful resource, collecting used products and recycling them with the option of carbon offsets, and improving the proportion of plastics that are recycled. THE mined resources (crude oil, mineral ores, and so on) that are essential to manufacturing are rapidly heading toward exhaustion(1) (see Fig. 1). Meanwhile, rare earth metals are recognized as groundbreaking materials with the potential to support future improvements in energy and resource use, but bottlenecks in their importation threaten to impede the production of the products in which they are used (particularly high-performance electric motors that use rare earth magnets). This highlights how important security of resource supply is to manufacturing.

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Fig. 1 Development of Technology for Recycling Rare Earths Japan is vulnerable to a sudden fall in the import volume of rare earth metals, something that is exacerbated by the fact that the world’s deposits of these materials are concentrated in a few locations. The rare earths are a group of 17 elements including neodymium, dysprosium, cerium, and ruthenium. Because obtaining reliable supplies of the neodymium and dysprosium used to make magnets for products such as high-performance motors has become difficult, it is hoped that measures such


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Fig. 2 - Recovery of Rare Earth Magnets from HDDs. In the past, HDDs needed to be disassembled manually to collect the rare earth magnets because the magnets are difficult to recover if crushed. as recycling will provide a reliable source of supply. Rare earth magnets are used in the high performance motors fitted in products such as PC HDDs (hard disk drives) or air conditioner compressors. Taking note of the current situation in which rare earth magnets are used in everyday situations and ultimately thrown away, Hitachi has been working on the development of techniques for separating and collecting the rare earth magnets from end of life products, and on researching environmentally conscious techniques for recycling the collected magnets. Environmentally Conscious Technologies for Magnet Recycling Neodymium and dysprosium are valuable materials and their combined concentration in the rare earth magnets collected by this method is around 30%, about 1,000 times higher than in mined ores. Abstraction of the rare earths from used magnets could be done using the current “wet process” method. However, because this method involves dissolving the magnets in acid, the large amount of metal-containing waste fluid it produces means it places a heavy burden on the environment. For this reason, Hitachi directed its attention toward “dry processes” for rare earth abstraction that do not use water solutions. Recycling of PCs and Servers with Carbon Offsets The concept of carbon offsets involves seeking in the first instance to reduce as far as possible the release of greenhouse gases that inevitably results from activities such as commerce and daily life and then to compensate for (offset) those remaining unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing emission rights (known also as “carbon credits”) generated by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in some other location.

Fig. 3 - Overview of Recycling with Carbon Offsets. The CO2 released by collection, transport, disassembly, and sorting during recycling of used IT equipment discarded by companies is offset using carbon credits. This article has described progress on developing a technique for recycling rare earth metals and the menu of services provided by Hitachi’s current resource recycling activities. When compared against all of the products handled by Hitachi in terms such as their categories and quantities, the scope of recycling technology development is still limited and the number of products collected remains low. In view of factors such as rising demand in emerging nations and that the reserveproduction ratios of materials such as gold and copper range between about 20 and 34 years, it is essential for Japan that it both establishes new resource recycling schemes and develops recycling technology for the benefit of the next generation, even for resources that are routinely available at present. For the future Hitachi intends to take the initiative in promoting the recycling of precious resources to help sustain industrial society.

Source: Hitachi

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INTERVIEW WITH

MR. RAFAEL BARERRA Sales Leader of ASEAN Taiwan and Japan Hypertherm

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1. Share with us a bit about yourself before you joined Hypertherm

2. Briefly describe on the history and company profile of Hypertherm

My name is Rafael Barerra, I was born in Colombia and I permanent US resident. I traveling extensively in Asia, Latin America and the US. My multicultural background provides me with an awareness that facilitates my effectiveness in diverse business environments. I hold an MBA, a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication, and completed several executive education programs. In turn, I derive great satisfaction from coaching, developing and growing the careers of my people, resulting in higher than average employee engagement ratings and several promotions from the strong talent pool I have built. Prior to joining Hypertherm, I opened new market in Europe, Asia and Latin America as International Sales & Marketing Manager for TCI. I won key international accounts that continue to generate significant revenue for the company. Providing myself in new markets and new cultures is what motivates me. I was successful in the U.S., Latin America, and now in Asia, after 5 years living and working in Singapore as a Sales & Marketing leader with Hypertherm, Inc. As sales Leader of ASEAN, Taiwan and Japan during the last 3 years, I improved sales team performance, drove sales growth, engaging channel partners and finding new opportunities to replace embattled customer segments.

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and water jet cutting systems, is unveiling a new tagline in support of its company vision and a new website designed to support the industrial cutting and robotic needs of individuals and companies around the world. Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes plasma, laser and water jet cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software and consumables. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. The New Hampshire based company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates back nearly 50 years to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company, consistently named a best place to work, has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide. Hypertherm’s mission is to provide customers with the best industrial cutting solutions in the industry. It is mission that


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The latest product of Hypertherm, Powermax30 a professional-grade plasma system with internal air compressor for high portability and easy metal cutting. stretches back to 1968 with our first industrial cutting patent. Nearly 50 years later, our founding principle of customer focused innovation remain strong. More than 10 percent of our Associates work in engineering, leading to innovations like our HyDefinition plasma, Advances Intensifier Technology for water jet, and the industry’s first fiber laser designed specifically for cutting. It is why Hypertherm plasma, laser, and water jet systems consistently outperform the competitions in cut quality, productivity, and operating cost. 3. Could you please tell us more about the latest products of Hypertherm launched recently? The Powermax30® XP is a highly portable plasma cutting system that can handle a wide range of applications. A unique “two-in-one” design provides high-power capability for thick metal cutting, as well as the FineCut® consumables for detailed, thin metal cutting. The versatile 30 amp system uses air or nitrogen to cut electrically conductive metals, such as mild steel, stainless steel, or aluminum. The new patent-pending consumable designs enable consistent cutting by optimizing the air flow from the compact, internal compressor. Coupled with the highly effective moisture removal system, the Powermax 30 AIR provides great cut quality and performance in hot and humid conditions.

Plasma is rapid becoming the cutting technology of choice. Fast cut speeds, superior cut quality and ease-of-use are just a few plasma’s advantage. The reasons plasma beats oxyfuel: better cut quality, cuts more parts faster, parts cost less, more profitable, easier to use, increased flexibility, and uses only air for improved safety.

4. Could you tell us how does Hypertherm strive to stand out against the competitors? - Always close at hand No matter where you live in the world, there is good chance you will find Hypertherm. Through we are proud to design, engineer, and manufacture our products in the USA, we value the critical contribution of our hundreds of global Associates and are thankful for our chancel partners. That extensive network ensure the strong representation of Hypertherm cutting solution in all major markets - World class manufacturing The promise of world class manufacturing extends to the Hypertherm Technical Training Institute, a multi-million dollar training facility designed to address the needs for skilled CNC machinists. The HTTI teaches nes machinist the advances skill they manufacture Hypertherm consumable to tightest tolerances

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Hypertherm Booth at Manufacturing Indonesia. possible, while helping existing machinists advance their skill and careers. - A true service partner We believe partnership involves more than just answering a question or shipping a part. Partnership is building a relationship you can trust. It is helping you maintain your system so it performs to training and having a knowledgeable person available to help when you need it. 5. What is the special of “Built for Business Integrated Cutting Solution” by Hypertherm? Our engineering teams works together to optimize the performance of you system across the Hypertherm products line. Powerful process parameter are built into our controllers and CAD/CAM software to give you the ability to cut bolt-ready holes, better bevels, and twice as many parts. That is just the start of what our built for business Integrated Cutting Solutions can do. 6. Do you have any Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? Our commitment to the community goes to beyond just making a donation now and then. It is a central part of our triple bottom 12

line mission to deliver shared value for people, planet, and profit. By embedding the principles of corporate social responsibility throughout our organization, we bring deeper meaning and tangible value to our business while igniting passion and engagement among our Association. Our commitment includes provide all Associates with 24 hours of paid community service time each year, and on-going support to nonprofit organization through our HOPE Foundation. A rotating group of 12 Associates make all funding decisions from the HOPE Foundation, putting community investment choices into the heart of our organization. Environmental sustainability goals, such as creating zero landfill waste by 2020 and reducing our carbon impact by 50 percent, are landing us down new road. For example, we are making active investments in renewable sources, making us the only company in our industry to qualify for EPA’s “100 percent green power users” list.


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AUTOMATION ADVANCING IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY By: Eric R. Eissler

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iemens’ Oil and Gas Innovations Conference in Houston highlighted developments in automation and data management products for an industry where few have upgraded aging technology and many struggle to be more efficient in an environment that demands it.

Batra outlined the challenges and the solutions the oil and gas industry currently faces:

Now is the time for companies in the oil and gas industry to take a step back and look at systems, processes, technology, and equipment that need to be upgraded to increase efficiency in the field and at the refinery. Demand has dropped and oil prices have fallen, which means companies need to assess their facilities and upgrade them to save money and increase production. This was the main topic of the keynote speech by Raj Batra, president of Digital Factories for Siemens USA, at the Siemens Oil and Gas Innovations Conference in Houston.

• Visibility: The problem is manual localized standalone relaybased systems don’t provide enough data. The solution is to operate with real-time data via wireless connectivity.

Batra contrasted the oil and gas industry’s struggles with the automotive industry and aerospace industries in terms of industry growth. 2014 was a stellar year for the automotive industry with 16.5 million vehicles produced—the most in nine years—and capacity utilization at 80%. Batra said this was due to automation and smart manufacturing, which helped the automotive industry save money and increase production. The aerospace industry is currently backlogged till about 2022 with orders with no signs of slowing down.

• Efficiency: The problem is manual methods don’t scale. The solution is to integrate monitoring and control systems.

• Reliability: The problem of unplanned downtime and environmental issues hinder production. The solution is to implement safety that is built in and not built on. He added that aging automation assets in the U.S. are at the highest level since 1938. Batra asked, “If we don’t feel comfortable with a smartphone for more than one year, how do we let an automation system become so dated?” The time to upgrade is now. Doing this will allow the U.S. oil and gas industry to take off once prices come back up.

Source: controleng

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IoT DEVICES TO TRIPLE TO 38 BILLION BY 2020 D By: Jim Montague

evices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) will increase by more than 285% from 13.4 billion in 2015 to 38.5 billion in 2020, according to new research, “The Internet of Things: Consumer, Industrial & Public Services, 2015-2020,” released by Juniper Research.

The report projects that industrial and public-service sectors, such as retail, agriculture, smart buildings and smart grid applications, will be the majority of the IoT device base. For example, it adds that Michelin and John Deere have successfully used IoT to transition from being product vendors to becoming service-based companies. Despite these gains, most enterprises are still learning to connect their devices and systems to the IoT. Also, interoperability hurdles due to conflicting standards continues to slow progress, but there are signs that standards bodies and alliances are beginning to engage to overcome them. “We’re still at an early stage for IoT,” says the report’s author Steffen Sorrell. “Knowing what information to gather, and how to integrate it into back-office systems remains a huge challenge.”

Source: controlglobal

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INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION MARKET IS EMERGING AS AN ATTRACTIVE INVESTMENT SPACE

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he global industrial automation market is emerging as an attractive investment space for companies worldwide. The use of robotics in industrial control is an already established trend. It has paved the path for the greater adoption of industrial automation and industrial control equipment. However, the growth of the industrial automation market could be beset with massive challenges in some parts of the world considering that the process entails the replacement of human labor with computers and machines. The increasingly lower need for human intervention in several industrial processes is expected to jeopardize jobs and cause roadblocks in ambitious industrial automation projects. However, with many new studies evidencing that industrial automation could also create jobs in other ancillary sectors – such as in the installation of automation systems, in after-sales services, and in developing software for managing industrial automation – some of these concerns could be allayed. The most commonly used components in industrial automation include actuators, flow meters, proximity sensors, servo and DC motors, robotic arms, and industrial communication systems. Increasing number of factory units are moving along the path of automation and the presence of automation devices such as PCs, PLCs, and PACs will only become more and more common in the near future. While the trend of industrial automation stemmed from the developed countries in the west, it is now taking industrial units

By: John Biers

in Asia and Latin America by storm. The report analyzes how the global industrial automation market is increasingly swinging eastward and the factors at play therein. To do this, the report makes use of reputable and trusted analytical tools such as a SWOT analysis and Porter’s five forces analysis. Factory owners are looking for aspects such as faster throughput and quick response time when they make an investment in factory automation. Moreover, there is a growing demand for machines and systems that are easy to use. Companies that are able to strike the right balance between the high initial cost of industrial automation systems and the return on investment in the long run will stand a better chance of gaining new customers. These factors point toward opportunities and focus areas for companies in the global industrial automation market. The U.S. is expected to remain the growth engine of the global industrial automation market during the forecast period. Japan is yet another high-potential region for industrial automation. While labor has hitherto been easily and cheaply availably in traditional outsourcing hubs such as China and India, the cost of labor is gradually increasing in these regions. This is driving companies to consider industrial robots and fully programmable industrial processes

Source: automation

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INDUSTRIAL GAS MAKERS LINDE, PRAXAIR ABANDON MERGER TALKS By: Associated Press

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ndustrial gas makers Linde AG and Praxair, Inc. have abandoned their talks about a possible merger.

The two companies had announced preliminary talks in mid-August. On Monday, Munich-based Linde said that “while the strategic rationale of a merger has been principally confirmed, discussions about details, specifically about governance aspects, did not result in a mutual understanding.” Praxair, based in Danbury, Connecticut, issued a brief statement in which it “confirmed that its preliminary discussions with Linde AG regarding a potential merger have terminated.” The companies sell gases used in a wide range of applications including manufacturing, food processing and the oil and gas industry. Linde shares dropped sharply on the news, falling 8 percent to 136.90 euros ($153.72) in Frankfurt trading. Source: CNBC

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OIL INDUSTRY SHIFTS FROM

SURVIVAL TO GROWTH By: John Biers Multibillion-dollar oil and gas deals are back on the table.

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ore than $11 billion of transactions were announced globally in July as crude’s recovery fueled hopes of a steadier market, Wood Mackenzie Ltd. said. That’s the highest monthly total this year and brings the amount since May to $32 billion, triple that of the previous three months. Dealmaking will continue to accelerate as oil prices stabilize, according to the consulting firm. Exxon Mobil Corp. and Statoil ASA were among the buyers after crude’s rebound from a 12-year low earlier this year bolstered confidence. Acquisitions will allow the companies to ensure future growth as the industry has slashed $1 trillion in spending to protect their balance sheets during the downturn. “The extreme oil price volatility in the first quarter caused a lot of uncertainty,” said Greig Aitken, principal analyst for mergers and acquisitions at Wood Mackenzie. “Activity picked up as confidence returned and companies started looking towards future growth instead of focusing entirely on survival.” Exxon, the world’s largest oil producer by market value, agreed last month to acquire natural-gas explorer InterOil Corp. for as much as $3.6 billion to add discoveries in Papua New

Guinea. The company also is in advanced negotiations with Eni SpA to buy a stake in gas finds off Mozambique, people with knowledge of the talks said in July. Statoil, Norway’s biggest oil producer, agreed last month to purchase an oil block off Brazil from Petroleo Brasileiro SA for $2.5 billion, its biggest acquisition since 2011. The deals follow a period of relative quiet as buyers and sellers failed to agree on valuations amid oil’s decline. North America, home to many higher-cost shale drillers, saw the fewest transactions last year since 2004, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Benchmark Brent crude averaged $35.21 a barrel in the first quarter of 2016, the lowest in more than a decade. The grade traded at $49.57 at 2:31 p.m. London time. Buyers are taking a view there will be an oil and gas supply shortfall at the end of this decade and so are snapping up assets, analysts at Houston-based Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. wrote in a note Friday. Deals are also likely to increase because oil companies have fewer projects in hand. “Buyers and sellers were so far apart in terms of price expectations,” said Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani, executive 17


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chairman of oil producer DNO ASA, which made a $300 million bid for Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. in July. “A lot of the sellers still were hopeful that $100 oil or at least $80 oil was around the corner, and it hasn’t happened.” Shell-BG Those companies that did make acquisitions had little cash to draw on. Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s debt ballooned when it bought BG Group Plc, a rare mega-deal of the past two years, valued at more than $70 billion in April 2015. The transaction was announced just weeks before crude prices resumed their slide, prompting some analysts and shareholders to suggest Shell was paying too much. Such anxiety may ease with Brent crude now trading around $50 a barrel, and acquisitions could pick up as buyers and sellers have more similar price expectations, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.

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There’ll be plenty of assets up for grabs. Shell intends to raise $30 billion through divestitures in the three years to 2018, while BP Plc plans as much as $5 billion of disposals this year. Total SA and Eni also are putting assets on the block. The market for oilfield acquisitions has “stabilized in the last three months and the consensus around commodity prices and where prices are going has narrowed,” said Jon Clark, a transaction adviser at Ernst & Young LLP. “There seems to now be a shift back into M&A-type activity and we’re starting to see potential divestments coming out of the majors.”

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LIPPO CIKARANG PROPOSES RAIL LINK FOR COUNTRY’S MAIN INDUSTRIAL AREA By: Dion Bisara & Edo Rusyanto

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ippo Cikarang, the industrial complex developer arm of conglomerate Lippo Group, has proposed a rail based automated people mover to connect industrial areas in Bekasi, Cikarang and Karawaci in West Java. The $300 million APM project is expected to alleviate traffic throughout the area, a relief for commuters facing daily severe traffic jams, and in turn accelerate growth within the region. “There will be faster movement of people and goods and so the economy prospect for the region would increase significantly,” Stanley Ang, the chief marketing officer of Lippo Cikarang, said. Lippo Cikarang said it would complete a feasibility study for the project by the end of this year. The government would make the ultimate decision for which company develops the infrastructure project, but the originator company often has privileges which makes it the likeliest party over competing developers.

Source: Jakarta Globe

Suharto, the director of planning and development at Jakarta Greater Area Transportation Management (BPTJ), said the government has included the APM project in the transportation development master plan for the capital city and its surrounding area. “We estimated APM would cost around $300 million. So, we encourage the private sector to develop the transport system for the area,” he said. The APM project would also connect to the East Bekasi-Cawang light rail transport which is currently under development, providing direct access to Jakarta’s downtown. Stanley said the project would provide transport for at least a couple of millions employees working with more than 4,000 manufacturers in Bekasi, Karawang and Cikarang. “This is a project that is highly anticipated by investors,” Stanley said. The APM project would be the latest infrastructure project slated for the region, following the Jakarta Bandung high speed train, Patimban deep sea port and Kertajati International airport in Subang.

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MANUFACTURING & FACTOR AUTOMATION

RISE OF THE MACHINES:

ROBOT RECYCLING

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By: Tom Freyberg

obots have overrun the planet. Humans are battling with automated machines for jobs. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is present in everyone’s homes. This may sound more like the plot for the latest Hollywood science fiction blockbuster than actual reality but you’ll be surprised. Recycling robots that think for themselves. Automated arms that can learn and get hurt. Is this something out of a science fiction novel? Nope, but a Finnish solution currently on trial sorting construction and demolition waste. Robots have overrun the planet. Humans are battling with automated machines for jobs. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is present in everyone’s homes. This may sound more like the plot for the latest Hollywood science fiction blockbuster than actual reality but you’ll be surprised. Ever since the industrial revolution machines and automated processes have dominated manufacturing processes. Take the automotive manufacturing industry. Assembly lines comprise robots repeating movements mindlessly but with sub-millimeter precision. Cars are produced in their millions and shipped worldwide to ever demanding consumers.

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One industry that perhaps has not implemented as many automated solutions as others is that of waste management. Given its unpredictable nature (you can never predict just what is going to be disposed of) the sector lends itself to a highly skilled workforce. From employees ‘on the front line’ collecting recyclables on the street to experts in the control rooms of waste to energy plants monitoring emissions; the industry has provided a variety of jobs for decades. But could this be about to change? C&D waste challenge Municipal waste to one side, it is construction and demolition (C&D) waste where the next advancement in automated sorting is taking place. And let’s face it - there’s enough of it. Estimates from Eurostat suggest that in 2006 alone, there was 870 million tons of C&D waste generated in the EU alone. Making up 25% of all waste generated in the region, clearly solutions are needed for the mountains of concrete, metals, glass, wood and asbestos generated each and every year.


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The Brain So how does it work? A two-meter wide conveyor belt feeds the waste past a package of sensors including visible spectrum cameras, NIR spectroscopic cameras, 3D laser scanners and metal sensors. It’s important to note here that the actual robotic arm is supplied through a German company. And the NIR detection and analysis system is supplied by another manufacturer. All of this information is then condensed and fed to the ZenRobotics artificial intelligence (AI). This is known as “the brain” of the operation, which brings everything together and is the Finnish company’s patented work. Scanned objects are then analysed and following identification, the robotic arm picks up objects and deposits them into the correct containers. So far, three fractions - inert materials, wood and metals - are being identified for recycling “Also, two dimensional material, such as cardboard and plastics, must be separated out first. For the trial we have separated out three dimensional items which are then sorted out further by the robots.”

for cigarettes, they don’t go home for sleep. If you look at picking speed, it depends on the human and the situation, but a typical picking cycle is between seven and 12 seconds for humans, whereas robots do the same easily in seconds.” Looking into his crystal ball, Rehn predicts that ten years from now, C&D waste processing will comprise “five to 10 robots working in fully automated plants without humans involved, in a 24/7 operation”. “In the future we see robots and NIR systems working in a symbiotic relationship,” says Jonathan Clark, country manager, UK, TITECH Visionsort. “Robots are clearly not able to pick at the rate of air-jets, for bottles and cans, so this stream will continue to be processed by optical sorting equipment using the standard air ejection system.” Interestingly, Clark refers to a previous unsuccessful trial using robot sorting technology but for municipal solid waste. Robot revolution: the future

Commercial pay-back and practical reality It is the phrase “commercial pay back” that is key here. Can facility managers really justify the initial investment into such an advanced system when they can instead rely on a team of workers paid a reduced salary? Yes, is the short answer from ZenRobotics. “With the components we are currently using, the system replaces around 10-15 human pickers,” states Rehn enthusiastically. “The robots work day and night, they don’t have lunch breaks, they don’t have coffee breaks, they don’t go out

Clearly, the trials in Finland will be an interesting addition to the scientific debate currently underway in the industry. Final package costs of the robots, software and the “Brain” will be a key factor. Construction waste, however, could be the low hanging fruit they need to robotically pick their way into the lucrative waste business.

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IN THE HOT SEAT

AN INTERVIEW WITH

RONALD SUURD

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BOSCH REXROTH INDONESIA

1. Share with us a bit about yourself before you joined Bosch Rexroth (BR)? I joined BR back in Netherland. My background study is electrical engineering. I have worked in several countries like United States, United Kingdom, Australia and now, Indonesia. I am responsible in Asia (Korea, China, and Indonesia). I used to work at Phillips and IBM, now I work at BR, I have been living here at Indonesia for 3 years, since 2013. 2. Briefly describe on the history and company profile of BR? We are Bosch Rexroth. The Drive & Control Company. In a world of constant motion, there are always new goals to reach, new results to achieve. That is where Bosch Rexroth excels: We are leaders in intelligent motion. Our people are passionate about creating and applying our technologies to solve your most demanding tasks. No matter how complex or simple the challenge, we engineer each solution to intelligently accomplish the precise result you require. When you need intelligent motion, we will deliver the right solution with our drive and control technology. Our passion drives us. It takes more than superb

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technology to create intelligent motion. Every day, we share with our customers a passion for engineering excellence—this is what drives us. Our industry-specific expertise is earned through thousands of successful projects in industries worldwide - a record unique in the industry. To be global, we go local. Our investment in innovation includes our commitment to solve the unique challenges local markets present, across the globe. 3. What are the main goals of BR in the ASEAN region, especially in Indonesia and what are the strategies to achieve those goals? South East Asia is a big responsibility. The goal is to support country of Indonesia with our product (BR product). To achieve that, at Rexroth, we have some divisions, so we focus on different market. We have Hydraulic business, and Automation Business (factory automation). For Hydraulic Business, we focus on market of pulp and paper, sugar, cement, coal mining, palm oil, rubber, steel, and chemical business. For the Automation business, we focused on market of food and beverages, also food packaging. We have big strong point in Hydraulic, also looking forward in Automation. So, if there are any car factory production, then we are there to support them.


IN THE HOT SEAT 4. Could you please tell us more about the latest product that launched recently and which industries are your main targets for the product? If we look at the technology, we are focusing on a big company. Rexroth is about 35.000 employees, and every month we have new products coming out. A few products are what we focus on the newest industry 4.0. We are noticing in smart factories, we can provide everything from A to Z. So, no products gap. We can do everything. For example, if there is a smart factory production, we have our tools, we can see our tools, we can see how we manufacture. One of BR strong point is to focusing really hard on industry 4.0. Last month, there was an exhibition in Germany, we had big booth only focusing on industry 4.0. That’s one of our key component we use in industry standardization. Some other things is the energy efficiency, we have quality standard, these are the one that we are focusing on. We launched here in Indonesia a conveyor system for food and beverages, we also do in hydraulic development we have big cylinders, we have everything to support business in this country. 5. What is the biggest achievement to date? We are already here around 22 years now. We have achieve a lot in the pulp and paper business, we are supporting some of key customer in this country. We are having big insulation now at the moment in Sumatera. Other achievement we did is we have a lot close collaboration with partners, but the main achievement is we are expanding our business in Indonesia, if you look at the foot print, we are in Balikpapan, Surabaya, Palembang, Bandung, also Jakarta. We covered most portion of business. The other topic would be Timika. If you look from the factory automation perspective, mostly our business is here in Java.

7. Could you share with us any expansion or development plans for BR in the next coming 5 years in the ASEAN region? We have many plans. Our plan in 5 years is to grow our resources. If you have the right people on the spot and you can find the right customer, you can grow. Again, we are Rexroth, we are Bosch, people see us as a certain brand. We are quality, with that in mind, we should also act with that quality. In 5 years, we will double our turn, we double our resource, we will double our people here on board, we will keep hiring people. However, I cannot predict what happens in 2,3,4 years, we are in other situation. We see a lot of potential in Indonesia, we aim to grow twice as big as we are now. 8. How does BR strive to stand out against their competitors and succeed in an increasingly competitive international market place? If you look at Bosch, everybody know Bosch. We will grow big time in this region. If you look towards our competitors, they will do the same thing. If you buy BR, it doesn’t break down, if I own money and want to set my own factory, then I don’t want to bother with products that break down all the time. How we compete with our competitor is based on quality. If you buy quality, it doesn’t break down. We will be high quality, industry 4.0 may haven’t started yet in Indonesia, but eventually will. So, its quality, product, availability, and we are financially strong. If you do business with us today, we will still be there in the next 25 years. At settled market, we find everybody knows very good, but we come to Asia we have a lot good players around, some of them are bigger than we are. For us, customer satisfaction is the reason why we are expanding in this region. As the country unit Indonesia, we should be very strong supportive of our customer locally area. It is the local customer that drives us.

6. What notable challenges have of BR faced so far? It’s some country specific things can be a bit challenging. Challenging in import-export, working permit, so we do insulation to get the right people because we are a big global company that means we have resources all around the planet. We can do every big project in this country, but we cannot do with all the people in this country, we have to get experts from all around the world. To facilitate that, we have some programs called GMP (General Management Program) and GSP (General Specialist Program), that train people on board from university or some already have background experience for two years to reach high level and groom in to specialist. Last year, we have difficulty in Rupiah. I see the entire fields suffering, but it stabilizes well. These are the challenges, but nothing stop us. We are pretty optimistic about Indonesia, it’s a growing country.

9. What are your opinions about the development of the manufacturing industry in Indonesia recently? Any particular industry that you would like to highlight that you feel has huge potential and why? The best angle to look at, if you compare Indonesia to other country that has already make step in industrial developments, then Indonesia still has long way to go, but that’s the wrong approach. If you look at Indonesia, it’s a big country, a lot of developments going on and it takes time. From my perspective, there is a lot of potential but still a long way to go. If you go to some countries that already strong in machine tool business like Germany, Korea, Japan, everybody has the expertees. I think Indonesia doesn’t has it yet, but give another 10 years, I’m sure we are going to come up. I’m pretty optimistic, I see many potentials, It’s where the country is the perspective.

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PROCESS AUTOMATION

GAS MORE EFFICIENT

ALTERNATIVE FUEL TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY

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LN still needs to improve its efficiency in the generation of electricity. Inefficiency in power generation is not only a problem to be faced by PLN but also by the government that has to provide growing amount of energy subsidy from year to year. Inefficiency is largely caused by the fact that PLN still uses the expensive oil energy, while cheaper resources of energy available in abundance in the country remain largely untapped. PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) produces electricity using a number of energy sources including water, coal, geothermal, gasified coal, oil fuel (BBM), bio-fuel, and

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natural gas. PLN, therefore, has various types of power plants including PLTA, PLTD, PLTGU, and Geothermal power plant. The price of electricity generated by each of the types of power plant, therefore, is different. The power produced by oil-fired power plants is more expensive that the use of the power plants is less efficient. BBM used by PLN is subsidized by the government and the subsidy is growing from year to year to be set aside from the state budget. The use of alternative and cheaper sources of energy, therefore, is pressing. In addition, oil resource is not renewable. The reserves will be depleted some time in the future.


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Therefore, generation of electricity has to be more efficient by utilizing cheaper sources of energy like coal. In the first phase of the program to produce 10,000 MW of electricity, PLN chose to use coal as the only source of energy. In the second phase of his program, however, other sources of energy including gas, and renewable sources of energy like geothermal and water will be utilized. The role of gas in power generation in Indonesia is quite strategic as it more flexible compared to water and geothermal. Gas is a potential source of energy in Indonesia as the country is one of largest gas producers in the world. Generation of electricity with BBM less efficient. BBM including HSD and MFO is much less efficient compared to other sources of energy such as gas, coal and gasified coal. The cost of generating electricity with BPM caused a heavy burden for PLN as the cost is not proportional with the portion of power produced. In 2010, electric production by BBM energy made up only 25% of the total production. Currently, most power production of PLN is generated by non BBM energy. In 2010, electric production by non-BBM energy reached 101,002 Giga Watt Hour (GWh) or 74.7 percent

of the total electric production of PLN that reached 135,179 GWh. Meanwhile, electric production generated by BBM energy in 2010 reached 34,177 GWh or 25.3 percent of PLN’s total electric production. According to PLN’s working plan, the production with BBM energy is to be reduced to 32,450 GWh in 2011 or 21.7 percent of the total production of 149,465 GWh. Meanwhile, natural gas is also a major source of energy used in power production by PLN. In 2010, PLN’s electric production generated by natural gas reached 29,421 GWh or 21.8 percent of PLN’s power production. In 2011, the production rose to 32,898 GWh or 22 percent of the total. Power output of PLN is dominated by electricity generated by non BBM energy, but most of electric plants rented by PLN are powered with BBM. PLN rents a number of power plants in various areas in Indonesia. Under the rental scheme the investors will provide machines for power plants and they will be the operators. PLN will provide land for project location, supply fuels, provide transmission lines and buy the power they produce.

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OPTIMIZING OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION:

CONNECTING UPSTREAM, MIDSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM OPERATIONS

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oday, smart devices – elements of the Internet of Things (IoT) embedded in wellheads, on compressors and pump stations, and within refineries – are yielding a new wealth of operational information. But making sense of that data is another matter. That’s why leading oil and gas companies are taking advantage of advanced analytical software and the industrialization of Ethernet to create The Connected Enterprise. By smoothly integrating information technology with operations technology, oil and gas companies can better leverage the full value of their asset information, and accelerate high-performance petroleum production. The oil and gas industry has entered a transformative era of global competition – what some analysts have labeled the “new oil order.”1 This era is rife with fluctuations, as the global oil and gas landscape continues to shift, leaving much uncertainty for economic projections. Case in point: The resurgence of onshore oil and gas production in North America contributed to a seismic shift in oil and gas supplies. The revolution in shale oil and gas technologies – combined with steady flows from

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conventional onshore and offshore fields – quickly transformed the United States into the world’s No.1 energy producer. In 2014, American crude and natural gas-liquids production rose to an annual average of 11.7 million barrels a day, exceeding Saudi Arabia’s output (11.6 million barrels).2 Global-Size Challenges Oil is the world’s most commonly traded commodity, and with good reason. Despite the rise in alternative energy resources, fossil fuels will supply almost 80 percent of world energy use through 2040.5 Since the earliest days of drilling, oil and gas has remained among the most capitalintensive industries. The number of assets has quickly multiplied in the last decade with advances in deep-water drilling, and the advent of unconventional oil and gas extraction techniques used to squeeze out resources in areas previously considered impossible to access. Automation has helped increase recovery rates at many wells previously believed to be dry. Realizing The Connected Enterprise How can oil and gas companies effectively tackle these challenges? The answer


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lies in harnessing the collective power of people, technology and processes using a unified network architecture. Integrated control and information solutions enable oil and gas customers to build a connected infrastructure across the enterprise that meets the requirements of the automation layer and information layer, while providing complete connectivity and integration of data. Gas lift is one of the methods used to improve recovery from older fields. These systems are designed to automatically sense and control the wellhead variables of a gas lift production site. The unit adjusts the gas lift injection flow to match an operator-determined flow rate and computes the estimated gas, oil and/or water production in real time. A centrally located

computer allows personnel to easily gather communication and results for analysis, such as trending of flow data which can be particularly useful in the early detection of well problems. To help optimize production, gas lift systems feature ultralow power consumption and lightweight subassemblies. A built-in solar panel can drive an active production well for up to seven cloudy days, making the unit especially attractive in remote areas where electric power is not available and portability is important.

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INDONESIA

TO BUILD WORLD’S FIRST

MINI OFFSHORE REFINERY By: Arnold Sirait

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he refinery’s capacity will be adjusted to the output from East Natuna Block, which is between 7,000 and 15,000 barrels a day.

The government plans to build a mini offshore oil refinery with a capacity of 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the Natuna Sea, Natuna Islands. If the plan materialises, Indonesia would be the first country in the world to own a mini offshore refinery. The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s Director General of Oil and Gas I.G.N. Wiratmaja Puja said that the refinery’s capacity will be adjusted to the output from East Natuna Block, which is between 7,000 and 15,000 barrels a day. The plan is to build the refinery off the coast of Natuna Island. “The refinery is being built in the interests of state sovereignty and for use by other oil and gas blocks,” he said as quoted from the official website of the Directorate General, Friday (5/8). Puja said procuring the technology was not a problem. The only concern is that no other country has ever built a small offshore refinery due to its high cost, especially when compared to onshore refineries. “Building a refinery in the middle of the sea offers very little profit. There might not even be any. The bigger the refinery, the bigger the profit,” Wiratmaja said. Construction of the refinery requires a budget of more than IDR 250 billion. Initially, the government plans to tender 28

the project to private firms. Only if there are no takers would the government build it using state money. In East Natuna Block, the government plans to extract oil first, and then gas. The block has two levels, a gas level on top and an oil one below it. Wiratmaja estimates it would take three years to start producing oil, which would be in 2019. The oil output will be used to meet the demand from sectors around Natuna, including fuelling Indonesian military boats. East Natuna is estimated to have four times the gas reserves of the Masela Block. However, Natuna gas has a higher carbon dioxide content of 72 percent. That is why the block’s development requires a two-year market and technological study, conducted by Pertamina. However, the government asked that the study period be cut to just 18 months, so the new productionsharing contract (PSC) can be issued next year. To fast-track the block’s development, the government is preparing a number of incentives. The first is a five-year tax holiday, and the second is in the form of a longer contract period of up to 50 years. The third incentive is giving contractors a larger share in the PSC. The worst case scenario would be giving the contractors full rights (100 percent) of the block’s production before tax. Source: en.katadata.co.id


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GE WASTEWATER TREATMENT ENABLES OIL REFINERY TO REUSE 100% OF WATER By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

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GE’s solution combines its ZeeWeed membrane bioreactor technology and a high-efficiency reverse osmosis system to recycle and reuse 2 million gallons of wastewater a day.

Federated Co-Operatives Limited’s Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, is installing GE’s water recycling technology. The wastewater improvement project will enable the refinery to clean all of its wastewater on-site.

In addition to the water reuse solution, GE will provide the refinery with wastewater specialty chemicals and monitoring systems to help optimize the process.

Canadian oil refinery will soon reuse 100 percent of its water with help from General Electric wastewater treatment technology.

Once fully operationally, the Co-op Refinery Complex will be the only refinery in North America to recycle 100 percent of its wastewater for steam production, which is used for heating, hydrogen production, to power equipment and for cooling towers, GE says. Several years ago the refinery expanded its operations to produce 30,000 more barrels of oil per day (BPD) taking it from 100,000 BPD to a 130,000-BPD facility, which increased its water usage. The refinery’s current water source is a blend of well water and city water, and restrictions on water use mandated that the Co-op Refinery Complex had to find a new source of water.

After commissioning, the refinery will reduce its use of freshwater by 28 percent. The wastewater improvement project is expected to be fully operational by the fall. In China, a coal-to-chemical facility is using GE wastewater treatment technology to meet new environmental regulations and enable water reuse. GE’s zero liquid discharge evaporator and crystallizer system eliminates liquid discharge of waste and enables water reuse at the Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical Co. coal-to-chemical plant in Shaanxi Province. Source: environmentalleader

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MACHINE WORLD

PROCESS OPTIMIZATION THROUGH THE PARTIAL AUTOMATION OF MATERIAL HANDLING

Tsuzuki Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

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very millisecond counts, especially in mass production. Efficiency is the top priority here. But maximum efficiency cannot always be achieved with a fully automated solution. In the case of the Japanese vehicle supplier Tsuzuki Manufacturing Co., Ltd., DMG MORI Systems had to face a special challenge. The component manufacturer based in the Japanese prefecture of Nagano proudly bears the seal of quality “Made in Japan”. Tsuzuki enjoys the full confidence of the automotive industry and manufactures parts including key components for chassis, gears and engines. Tsuzuki wanted a production line for its plant in Thailand on which three different gearboxes could be produced simultaneously and in various sizes. With years of experience in optimizing machining processes and implementing tailored solutions, DMG MORI Systems and Tsuzuki Manufacturing Co., Ltd. developed a partially automated production line with two linked NHX5000 machines and one NVX7000. Work piece changing continues to be a manual task – it is carried out between the individual machining steps in order to save as much time as possible. Thanks to the automation solution from DMG MORI Systems, Tsuzuki was able to optimize both its productivity and its machining times – a complete success. Scope of delivery: NHX5000 + NVX7000 + clamping device bearing + conveyor + clamping device conveyor + clamping device lift + clamping device transfer unit Customer advantages are: > Simple work piece changing > The manual conveyor facilitates the transportation of heavy work pieces > Partially automated production line for highly flexible production

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Partially automated production line with two linked NHX5000 machines

one NVX7000

For more information: www.tsuzuki-mfg.co.jp


ROBOT NEWS

INSIDE LIAM, APPLE’S SUPER-SECRET,

29-ARMED ROBOT

THAT TEARS DOWN YOUR IPHONE By: Samantha Murphy

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he company, once known for keeping massive projects a secret, has recently been battling a string of product leaks. But as I try to figure out exactly where I am, I’m told Apple is ready to pull the sheets off something that’s been more than three years in the making. Something that, Apple believes, has never been done, or seen, before. As we walk toward the warehouse, the doors automatically lift from above. Inside, boxes crowd the space. But positioned a few steps beyond the entrance is what we’ve come here to see: a large machine, encased in glass, that occupies almost the full width of the facility. “This is Liam.” Liam is a large-scale robot, with 29 freestanding robotic arms at various skill stations.

But while most assembly-line robots help put together products you’ll one day hold in your hands, Liam is hard at work disassembling your ruined, returned iPhones. Liam was revealed at Apple’s spring product launch event on Monday, but Mashable got an exclusive look at the system in action a few days earlier. To keep Liam a secret, I’m told, only a handful of Apple staffers knew of its existence. In creating Liam, Apple is trying to address a growing problem for the consumer electronics industry. Electronics waste, particularly waste from batteries, is a growing hazard in developing nations, where much of this waste can ultimately wind up. Creating recycling programs in the U.S. is one thing that can help, since environmental laws are relatively tough here, and consumer demand for greener products is strong.

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How Liam works Liam was given its name by a small team of engineers early on in the development process — and no, it’s not an acronym (our first guess was it stood for “large inverse assembly machine”). But like a baby at birth, Apple says the robot just looked like a “Liam” and the name stuck. Liam doesn’t look like an anthropomorphic robot you might imagine doing this type of work — it’s no WALL-E or Terminator.

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by 100 percent renewable energy, and its new headquarters — Apple Campus 2, scheduled to open in 2017 — is designed largely using eco-friendly materials and technology, like the solar panels covering the main building’s roof. Apple is also working with the Conservation Fund to plant trees across hundreds of thousands of acres in the U.S. While Liam is Apple’s first attempt at moving the recyclingindustry away from shredding, its existence could mark the beginning of a major shift in how products are built, used, broken down and recycled into brand-new products.

Instead, Liam’s massive stature resembles a standard horizontal assembly line, and it makes sounds you’d expect from a system like this: There’s a steady hum from motors and moving parts, accompanied by clanks of iPhone components dropping into containers.

For a company that has perfected the art of announcing new products, it’s an important step in figuring out the science of decommissioning the old ones.

Now, Apple claims sustainability is one of its biggest projects. All of its U.S. facilities and operations are powered

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ROBOT NEWS

ROBOTICS CAN ENHANCE WAREHOUSE PRODUCTIVITY, CUT COSTS

By: Rhucha Kulkarni

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s companies continue to automate their warehouses, robotics offers a new opportunity to enhance productivity and get results beyond the existing automation efforts. Offering substantial gain over every form of warehousing, high capacity facilities, such as, eCommerce distribution centers will be one of the most benefited segments of the industry if they use Robotics. Automation has been prevalent across warehouses for a while, but Robotics is different from what we have seen till now through automation, says John Santagate, Research Manager, Supply Chain at International Data Corporation (IDC). Explaining the difference, Santagate says that Robotics will bring comparison capability to Automation. “Automation takes repetitive tasks and processes and seeks to streamline the tasks and processes to be completed by machinery such as conveyors.” According to Santagate, what sets Robotics apart from Automation, is that robotics can operate in a variety of capacities and can be re-tooled and re-programmed to do new and different things, whereas automation is largely a fixed process weighed down by fixed assets. Stressing on the massive improvement that Robotics could bring into the eCommerce platform, he says, “One especially interesting case for warehouse robotics applies to the seasonal uptick in eCommerce fulfillment centers.” Robotics can be a massive advancement for eCommerce fulfilment facilities, where it is often a struggle with the labor during the holiday period. With warehouse robotics,

increasing throughput can be as simple as bringing a new robot into the existing deployment and connecting it to the network, says Santagate. Giving details, he says Robotics has highly intelligent and can share data across the devices to central command and control software. So, Instead of having to go out and deal with the cost, time and complexity of hiring seasonal labor, eCommerce fulfillment centers are able to add a few robots and increase the productivity of the existing labor force. “Improvements made in robotics technology, both on the hardware and software sides, have improved the performance of robotics for warehouses,” he says. With the introduction of Robot-as-a-service (RaaS) and drastic increase in the cost of technology, the prospect of bringing robots to the warehouse is also a cost-effective business decision. Santagate strongly backs Robotics in the warehouse by citing the implementation of forklift refit with sensors and computing power that turns a traditional forklift into a robot as well as purpose-built pick/pack robots. He also mentions the massive robotic arms managing the palletizing functions, and an automated unmanned ground vehicle that moves through the facility and picks up pallets and takes them to loading bays. With multitudinous businesses already using Robotics in warehouse, and technology improving, Santagate believes there will be huge innovations with new advanced robotics being introduced.

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RFID AND WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

INTERNET OF THINGS BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO RFID TECHNOLOGY

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bout a decade or so ago, it was almost impossible to find a tech analyst who wasn’t predicting that radiofrequency identification (RFID) would soon change the world. While RFID eventually became a useful tool in retail, logistics, healthcare and a handful of other enterprise sectors, the technology largely lurked in the shadows while other truly transformative concepts, such as social media and streaming entertainment, grabbed the spotlight. Now, with RFID well into its second decade of adoption, the technology’s proponents are busily prepping for a second act. Nina Turner, a research manager at IDC, notes that while RFID failed to live up to its lofty initial expectations, “its future is far from hopeless.” 36

Like an aging actor who no longer finds himself in demand for leading man roles, RFID is now transitioning itself into a supporting player by becoming an essential part of the next next big thing—the Internet of Things (IoT). An RFID tag can be viewed as a supercharged bar code with radio connectivity. RFID readers can wirelessly detect and track tagged items as they move through the supply chain, are stored in inventory, sit on a sales floor or roll down a production line. RFID readers, tags, and chips provide an identification system that can track huge numbers of almost anything, from cases of beer to oil refinery sensors. Back in the days when RFID appeared to be a “can’t miss” technology, many experts predicted that one of its biggest impacts would be in retail. Shoppers would


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simply breeze by reader-equipped checkout stations that would automatically recognize products in a basket or bag and then deduct the appropriate amount from the user’s credit or debit card account. RFID Meets IoT The IoT, as currently envisioned, will consist of many interconnected networks based on a hodgepodge of specifications and standards. Some of these networks, including RFID, already exist, others are still being developed and many have yet to be imagined. “I don’t think RFID is ever going to be replaced; it is only one component in an IoT implementation,” Turner says. While RFID will not be the only technology used in the IoT to identify objects and link them to the Internet, passive ultrahigh frequency (UGF) RFID tags and Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies are emerging as the two most likely standards, Berisso says.

At first glance, many promised IoT services appear strikingly similar to the uses RFID proponents were touting back when the technology was still riding the peak of the hype cycle, including supply chain object traceability, enhanced inventory tracking and rapid point-of-sale self service. “The killer application of RFID is still inventory management,” Das says. Yet the IoT, by combining the power of the Internet with a complex mix of cutting edge identification, sensor and cloud technologies, promises to make such services more useful, ubiquitous and less expensive. RFID’s greatest potential within the IoT may be its ability to track people and the objects they encounter and use. A growing number of government documents now incorporate RFID chips, including passport cards and enhanced driver licenses. Waiting in the wings, or already available in limited deployments, are RFID-equipped theme park identity bracelets, hotel room access cards and rental car key fobs. Source: networkworld

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A BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACE THAT WORKS WIRELESSLY By: Antonio Regalado

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wireless transmitter could give paralyzed people a practical way to control TVs, computers, or wheelchairs with their thoughts. Electronic brain interfaces may give paralyzed people control over their environments. A few paralyzed patients could soon be using a wireless braincomputer interface able to stream their thought commands as quickly as a home Internet connection. The device was developed by a consortium, called BrainGate, which is based at Brown and was among the first to place implants in the brains of paralyzed people and show that electrical signals emitted by neurons inside the cortex could be recorded, then used to steer a wheelchair or direct a robotic arm. The new interface does away with much of that wiring by processing brain data inside a device about the size of an automobile gas cap. It is attached to the skull and wired to electrodes inside the brain. Inside the device is a processor to amplify the faint electrical spikes emitted by neurons, circuits to digitize the information, and a radio to beam it a distance of a few meters to a receiver. There, the information is available as a control signal; say to move a cursor across a computer screen. The device transmits data out of the brain at rate of 48 megabits per second, about as fast as a residential Internet connection, says Nurmikko. It uses about 30 milliwatts of

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power—a fraction of what a smartphone uses—and is powered by a battery. Currently, a half dozen or so paralyzed people, including some in the late stages of ALS, are taking part in BrainGate trials using the older technology. In those studies, underway in Boston and California, the implant that makes contact with the brain is a small array of needle-like electrodes carved from silicon. Also sold by Blackrock, it is commonly called the Utah array. To establish a brain-machine interface, that array is pushed into the tissue of the cerebral motor cortex, where its tips record the firing patterns from 100 neurons or more at once. But the BrainGate technology will never turn into actual medicine until it’s greatly simplified and made more reliable. The head-mounted wireless module is a step toward that goal. Eventually, scientists say, all the electronics will have to be implanted completely inside the body, with no wires reaching through the skin, since that can lead to infections.

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ELECTRIC AND POWER

INDONESIA LOOKING TO INTEGRATE MORE CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY By: Diarmaid Williams

targets in the Paris Agreement,” Sporton told journalists on Tuesday, according to the Jakarta Post. He added that although it was slightly more expensive, the clean coal technology could reduce CO2 emissions by 35 per cent compared to existing technology, which is less efficient. Indonesia is the fourth-largest coal producer in the world. As an abundant source of fuel, coal remains a primary component of the country’s efforts to provide electricity to a bigger percentage of its population. Currently, 50 coal-fired power plants are operational in Indonesia with a capacity of 19,404 MW. Indonesia has committed unconditionally to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 29 per cent in 2030 compared to business as usual, under the terms of the Paris Agreement within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The target could be increased to 41 percent if the country receives international support. Benjamin Sporton, (chief executive of the World Coal Association)

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he Indonesian government is working with the World Coal Association (WCA) in a bid to incorporate more clean coal technologyinto its existing and future coalfired power plants.

WCA chief executive Benjamin Sporton explained that with high efficiency, low emissions (HELE), Indonesia could reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as well as non-greenhouse gases such as nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulphur dioxide (S02) and particulate matter. “This technology allows Indonesia to continue to use its coal resources to meet increasing energy demand and promote economic growth while continuing to meet its emission reduction

At this year’s Financial Times Energy Transformation Strategies Conference in London Sporton had warned against dismissing the role of clean coal technology in the fight to curb emissions. He told an audience of power professionals, “Coal does have an important role to play and we can’t wish it out of the energy mix- we need to think about how to treat coal as part of the energy mix but recognise we need to do something about how we can reduce emissions from coal to meet our climate target. If we don’t invest in low emissions coal technology we’re not going to meet our climate target – it’s as simple as that.”

Source: Power Engineering International

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ELECTRIC AND POWER

MEASURING THE VALUE OF NEXT-GENERATION WIND AND SOLAR POWER

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s next-generation wind and solar power grows in the energy mix, a focus on their falling generation costs alone stops short of what is needed.

In a paper released today on the side-lines of the Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco, the International Energy Agency argues that a new phase of deployment in wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) – currently the fastest-growing sources of electricity globally – is emerging, in which wind and solar PV are technologically mature and economically affordable. However electricity generation from both technologies is constrained by the varying availability of wind and sunshine, which can make it more difficult to maintain the necessary balance between electricity supply and consumption.

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• Improved operating strategies, such as advanced renewable energy forecasting and enhanced scheduling of power plants • Investment in additional flexible resources, comprising demandside resources, electricity storage, grid infrastructure and flexible generation.

As these variable renewables enter this next generation of deployment, the issue of system and market integration becomes a critical priority for renewables policy and energy policy more broadly. The paper highlights that this will require strategic action in three areas:

In addition, the paper argues that unlocking the contribution of system-friendly deployment calls for a paradigm shift in the economic assessment of wind and solar power. The traditional focus on the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) – a measure of cost for a particular generating technology at the level of a power plant – is no longer sufficient. Next-generation approaches need to factor in the system value of electricity from wind and solar power – the overall benefit arising from the addition of a wind or solar power generation source to the power system. System value is determined by the interplay of positives and negatives including reduced fuel costs, reduced carbon dioxide and other pollutant emissions costs, or higher costs of additional grid infrastructure.

• System-friendly deployment, aiming to maximise the net benefit of wind and solar power for the entire system

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ELECTRIC AND POWER

PLN TO START CONSTRUCTION ON $2B COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT IN 2016 By: GlobeAsia

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tate utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara is set to build the $2 billion coal-fired power plant in Banten next year, as part of its effort to boost the Indonesia’s electricity supply.

The plant, which is called Java 7, will have a capacity of 2,000 megawatts, said Trilaksito Sunu, a director at Pembangkit Jawa Bali — a PLN subsidiary that operates power plant across country — on Tuesday. The planned capacity would make it the fourth-largest power plant in the country after facilities in Paiton in East Java, Suralaya in Banten, and Gresik in East Java. Government is tasking PLN to create 10,000 megawatts of power

capacity by 2019, as part of the country’s effort to attain 35,000 megawatts of power by that time. PLN is currently tendering the project and targets early next year to award the contractor, who will immediately start construction. PLN targets the plant to be online in 2019. The plant will have a daily requirement of 8,000 to 10,000 tons of coal, which will be sourced from Sumatra or Kalimantan, Trilaksito said. Source: Jakarta Globe

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PRODUCTS NEWS

SEL INTRODUCES SEL-3360 INDUSTRIAL COMPUTERS Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) announced the the SEL 3360E. The SEL-3360E and the SEL-3360S are industrial computers designed for extreme environments and small spaces. SEL-3360 Computers feature processing power provided by Intel Core i7 processors. SEL-3360 Computers support RAID configurations and use single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory. Up to 16 GB of error-correcting code (ECC) RAM provides memory for demanding applications. In addition, the SEL-3360E incorporates two PCI expansion slots to enable I/O customization. The SEL-3360E operates in environments ranging from –40° to +60°C (–40° to +140°F) with no fans or forced airflow. Built and tested to utility substation standards, SEL-3360 Computers withstand up to 15 kV of electrostatic discharge, high electromagnetic interference and shock up to 15 g. Source: automation

COMARK INTRODUCES NEMATRON THIN CLIENT HARDWARE FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Comark announced the launch of Nematron brand industrial thin client hardware for industrial automation applications. The Nematron ePC15T, ePC19T, nPC10, and nPC20 thin client hardware models are tested and verified by ThinManager to be ThinManager LXi and ThinManager-Ready compatible. The nPC20 also has a PXE-Boot configuration allowing the BIOS to be configured for thin client network connectivity.Each of these models has been tested to be compatible with a ThinManagerReady network. These ThinManager-Ready configurations do not contain storage or operating system. They are configured for booting to a network via ThinManager protocol only and should not be considered as standalone computers. Source: automation

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PRODUCTS NEWS

IBASE INTRODUCES ASB200-915 FANLESS COMPUTING SYSTEM A fan less system that uses the IBASE IB915-series 3.5-inch SBC and has 4GB DDR3L-1600 memory on board. The ASB200-915 comes with a design and features that make it an ideal solution for control systems in factory automation, power plants, transportation and other applications in harsh environment conditions. The ASB200-915 supports a 12V~24V DC power input terminal block on the rear of the system, as well as a -10°C~50°C operating temperature with the standard 64GB MLC SSD storage. Also located on the rear are four serial ports, one USB 3.1 port, four USB 3.0 ports, a DisplayPort and two Gigabit Ethernet connectors. Front I/Os consist of the power button, two USB 2.0, audio jacks, HDD and digital I/O. ASB200915 features: Fanless system supports IBASE IB915 3.5-inch Disk-Size SBC, 6th Generation Intel Core U-series Processor, iSMART- for auto-scheduler and power resume, supports 1x Mini PCI-E (full-size), supports 1x 2.5” SATA HDD device, 1x USB 3.1 port type-c, 4x USB 3.0 ports, 12V~24V DC wide-range power input. Source: automation

VECOW RELEASES VECOW 10 GIGE SERIES EMBEDDED COMPUTING SYSTEM Vecow released the Vecow 10 GigE Series embedded computing system. With Intel 6th Generation Core i7/i5/i3 processor (Skylake), integrated features, mobile availability, multiple I/O connection, smart manageability, 6V to 36V power input with 80V surge protection, ignition power control, intelligent circuit protection, and industrial-grade reliability, Vecow 10 GigE Series embedded system is a solution for Machine Vision, Intelligent Automation, Smart Manufacturing, and any next generation 10 GigE Industry 4.0 real-time embedded computing applications. Flexible LGA1151 Socket supports quad-core 6th Generation Intel Xeon/Core i7/i5/i3 processor (Skylake-S) running with workstation-grade Intel C236 chipset dual channel DDR4 2133MHz up to 32GB ECC memory, Intel HD Graphics 530 supporting DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL 2.0 API, onboard DVI-I, DVI-D and DisplayPort display interface for Ultra HD 4K resolution, Vecow 10 GigE Series embedded engine delivers CPU performance, power efficiency, and graphics performance; 10 GigE (10Gbps) LAN, PCIe 3.0 (8GT/s), Multiple SATA III (6Gbps), USB 3.0 (5Gbps), PoE+ (1Gbps) LAN and multiple wireless connections make high-speed data conveying possible. Source: automation

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EVENT HIGHLIGHT

OMRON

MERESMIKAN FASILITAS MANUFAKTUR BARU DI INDONESIA DENGAN INVESTASI

RP 150 MILIAR

- Dengan fasilitas baru ini, Omron optimistis memenuhi kebutuhan komponen yang semakin meningkat baik di pasar lokal maupun untuk keperluan ekspor - Akan menciptakan sekitar 1.000 lapangan pekerjaan baru hingga tahun 2020

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EVENT HIGHLIGHT

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T Omron Manufacturing of Indonesia (OMI) hari ini meresmikan dua fasilitas manufaktur baru di Indonesia. Mencakup area seluas lebih dari 20.000 meter persegi, fasilitas manufaktur baru tersebut akan meningkatkan kapasitas produksi OMI secara signifikan dan menempatkan Indonesia sebagai pemain utama dalam jaringan manufaktur global Omron. Penambahan dua fasilitas baru tersebut menjadikan OMI sebagai pabrikan pertama dalam jaringan manufaktur global Omron yang memproduksi berbagai komponen untuk bisnis Omron yang berbeda-beda, yaitu produksi komponen untuk bisnis otomatisasi industri, komponen elektronik untuk otomotif serta komponen elektronik dan mekanikal. Terletak di East Jakarta Industrial Park (EJIP) Cikarang, Bekasi, fasilitas manufaktur baru tersebut dibangun dengan investasi sebesar Rp 150 miliar (US$ 11,2 juta) dan secara resmi dibuka oleh Syarif Hidayat, Sekretaris Jenderal Kementerian Perindustrian Republik Indonesia bersama dengan Akio Sakumiya, Executive Vice President, Omron Corporation dan Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, Managing Executive Officer and Senior General Manager, Omron Global Manufacturing Innovation HQ. Pada acara pembukaan fasilitas manufaktur baru Omron Manufacturing of Indonesia tersebut, Syarif Hidayat, Sekretaris Jenderal Kementerian Perindustrian Republik Indonesia, mengatakan bahwa kontribusi industri pengolahan non-migas terhadap ekonomi nasional terus meningkat. Jika pada kontribusi terhadap Produk Domestik Bruto (PDB) 2014 sebesar 17,89 persen, kemudian membaik menjadi 18,18 persen pada 2015. Bahkan, di tengah kondisi perekonomian global yang belum stabil, Kementerian Perindustrian optimistis industri nasional akan terus tumbuh dan berkembang. “Terlebih lagi, dengan adanya paket kebijakan ekonomi yang telah dikeluarkan oleh Pemerintah untuk memudahkan pelaku industri berusaha di Indonesia,” tegas Syarif Hidayat. Di samping itu, peningkatan produktivitas, efisiensi serta penghematan biaya merupakan faktor penting bagi industri nasional agar mampu bersaing di pasar domestik maupun internasional. Oleh karena itu, industri nasional perlu mengadopsi teknologi untuk mendukung tercapainya hal ini. Otomatisasi industri adalah salah satunya. Syarif Hidayat berharap kehadiran Omron dan produktivitas manufakturnya yang terus meningkat akan berperan penting dalam memajukan sektor industri di Indonesia. Omron telah beroperasi di Indonesia selama hampir 25 tahun dan pembukaan fasilitas manufaktur baru tersebut mencerminkan komitmen berkelanjutan Omron untuk mengembangkan industri manufaktur Indonesia serta

menjadikan Indonesia sebagai produsen komponen industri dan elektronik kelas dunia. “Komitmen Omron Corporation untuk meningkatkan investasi di Indonesia melalui fasilitas manufaktur baru ini merupakan bukti bahwa Indonesia adalah penting bagi bisnis Omron. Fakta bahwa PT Omron Manufacturing of Indonesia (OMI) terus berkembang selama dua puluh tahun terakhir merupakan bukti kepemimpinan Omron dalam sektor manufaktur Indonesia,” kata Richard Nyotokusumo, President Commissioner PT Omron Manufacturing of Indonesia. Irawan Santoso, President Director PT Omron Manufacturing of Indonesia, berkata, “Meningkatnya produktivitas manufaktur Omron akan memperkokoh kepemimpinan kami dalam memproduksi komponen sensing dan control canggih. Fasilitas manufaktur baru OMI dilengkapi dengan lini produksi semi-otomatis dan otomatis yang memungkinkan perusahaan dapat melayani berbagai kebutuhan pelanggan secara lebih baik. Kami juga berencana meningkatkan jumlah sumber daya manusia menjadi 3.500 karyawan hingga tahun 2020, yang meliputi insinyur, operator, spesialis mutu, dan berbagai profesional terampil lainnya.” Salah satu fitur dalam fasilitas manufaktur baru tersebut adalah Omron Automation Center (ATC). Mencakup area seluas 200 meter persegi dan berukuran dua kali lebih besar dari ATC sebelumnya di Jakarta, ATC ini merupakan Omron ATC ke-6 yang dibangun di seluruh dunia. ATC menyediakan lingkungan kondusif bagi pelanggan untuk mendiskusikan berbagai ide sekaligus mengujicobakan konsep teknologi otomatisasi mereka dengan para insinyur Omron. Budi Sutanto, Managing Director PT Omron Electronics, berkata, “Mengintegrasikan ATC dengan fasilitas manufaktur baru Omron Manufacturing of Indonesia adalah tonggak sejarah baru dari partisipasi aktif Omron dalam pertumbuhan industri manufaktur Indonesia. Inisiatif ini juga memberikan kami kesempatan untuk menunjukkan kepada para pelanggan bagaimana teknologi Omron diaplikasikan dalam fasilitas manufaktur kami sendiri untuk meningkatkan produktivitas.” ATC terdiri dari berbagai platform kerja yang meliputi robot, kontrol gerakan elektro-mekanikal, teknologi sensing serta keamanan dan keselamatan kerja yang canggih. ATC juga merupakan perwujudan komitmen Omron untuk mendukung para pelanggan meningkatkan daya saing melalui teknologi otomatisasi. Dengan fasilitas ATC yang lebih luas dan semakin canggih, Omron dan para pelanggannya siap melahirkan beragam inovasi baru untuk memenuhi kebutuhan pelanggan. Source: omron.co.id

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DID YOU KNOW?

VENDING MACHINES YOU WONT BELIEVE EXIST By: Ariel Knutson

Vending machines have changed a lot since their invention. The first modern coin-operating vending machine was in England during the early 1880’s and it dispensed post cards. For when fast food isn’t fast enough. 1. Pizza Vending Machine In Europe

Let’s Pizza serves 10.5” “fresh” pies 24 hours a day for $6 each. The machine kneads the dough, sauces the pizza, adds toppings (you have a choice of three), and heats pizza in an oven in less than three minutes. 2. Beer and Sake Vending Machine In Japan

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DID YOU KNOW? 3. Burger Vending Machine In Moscow

Spotted: burger vending machine in Moscow’s sheremetyevo international airport. Never miss your plane again! 4. Canned Bread Vending Machine In Japan

For $4 you can get a cute little can of bread from this vending machine in Japan. Flavors include chocolate chip, coffee, and fruit. 5. Egg Vending Machine In Japan

Each morning in Nagoya, Japan this vending machine is stocked with fresh eggs. A bag of 10-12 eggs costs $3. Source: Buzzfeed

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DID YOU KNOW?

WORLD’S SMALLEST FLYING ROBOT WEIGHS LESS THAN A TENTH OF A PAPER CLIP By: Jeremy Helms

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cientists in the US have created a robot the size of a fly that is able to perform the agile manoeuvres of the ubiquitous insects.

This “robo-fly”, built from carbon fibre, weighs a fraction of a gram and has super-fast electronic “muscles” to power its wings. Its Harvard University developers say tiny robots like theirs may eventually be used in rescue operations. It could, for example, navigate through tiny spaces in collapsed buildings. The development is reported in the journal Science. Lead researcher Kevin Ma from Harvard University says his team has made the world’s smallest flying robot. It also has the fly-like agility that allows the insects to evade even the swiftest of human efforts to swat them. This comes largely from very precise wing movements.

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By constantly adjusting the effect of lift and thrust acting on its body at an incredibly high speed, the insect and the robot’s flapping wings enable it to hover almost motionless in the air or perform sudden evasive manoeuvres. And just like a real fly, the robot’s thin, flexible wings beat approximately 120 times every second. The researchers achieved this wing speed with special piezoelectric material, which contracts every time a voltage is applied to it. By very rapidly switching the voltage on and off, the scientists were able to make this material behave like just like the tiny muscles that makes a fly’s wings beat so fast. Source: industrytap


DID YOU KNOW?

ROBOT TRIVIA

• The notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci contain designs for a mechanical knight that can sit up, wave its arms, and move its jaw. It’s unknown whether Leonardo ever actually built such a device. • Robots appear in the Iliad, the Ancient Greek epic poem that dates to 800 B.C.E. In the poem, Hephastos, the Greek god of metalworking, makes talking female machines out of gold.

Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker, who portrayed robots C-3PO and R2-D2 (respectively), are the only actors to play the same characters in all six Star Wars movies.

A company called iRobot has built a number of useful robots. They include Roomba, the robotic vacuum cleaner; Scooba, which scrubs and cleans hard floors; and PackBots, which are used by the U.S. military and various police departments.

• The first movie to have a robot character was Metropolis (pictured), a 1927 silent classic from German director Fritz Lang. • The first industrial robot ever created was the Unimate, which was first used at a General Motors automobile factory in 1961. It performed welding on automobile bodies.

Source: BrainPop

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017 EVENT

DATE

VENUE

EVENT

WEB

DATE

VENUE

COLOMBIA

MALAYSIA

19 - 20 Oct 2017

Centro Del Eventos Valle de Pacifico

PALMEX LATIN AMERICA 2017

30 Nov - 1 Dec 2017

Puerta de Oro, Centro de eventos del Caribe Barranquilla, Colombia

SUGARTECH INDONESIA 2017

15 - 16 Aug 2017

Grand City Convex, Surabaya, Indonesia

www.sugarindo.com

3 - 5 Oct 2017

Santika Premiere Dyandra Hotel and Convention Medan - Indonesia

www.palmoilexpo.com

SUGAREX COLOMBIA 2017

www.sugar-colombia.com

www.palmoilcolombia.com

MALAYSIA PALM OIL EXPO 2017 (MAPEX 2017) MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL MARINE EXPO 2017(MIMEX2017)

18 - 20 Jul 2017

Sibu Trade and Exhibition Centre (STEC)

www.asiapalmoil.com

4 - 6 Oct 2017

Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

www.marine-malaysia.com

INDONESIA

PALMEX INDONESIA 2017

THAILAND

PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINES MARINE (PHILMARINE) 2017 CO-LOCATED WITH : SHIPBUILD ,OFFSHORE PHILIPPINES 2017

12 -14 Jul 2017

OIL & GAS PHILIPPINES (OGAP) 2017

12 - 14 Jul 2017

NAVAL DEFENSE PHILIPPINES 2017

SMX Convention Center Manila, Philippines

www.philmarine.com

SMX Convention Center Manila, Philippines

www.oilgasphil.com

12 - 14 Jul 2017

SMX Convention Center Manila, Philippines

www.naval-defense.com

MEDICAL PHILIPPINES 2017 Co-located with : PHARMA & DENTAL PHILIPPINES 2017

27 - 28 Nov 2017

SMX Convention Center Manila, Philippines

www.philmedical.com

LAB PHILIPPINES 2017

27 - 28 Nov 2017

SMX Convention Center Manila, Philippines

www.phillab.com

PERU SUGAREX PERU 2017

21 - 22 Sep 2017

Centro de Convenciones los Conquistadores , Trujillo, Peru

TBA

MYANMAR BUILDERS MYANMAR 2017

3 - 5 Aug 2017

Novotel Yangon Max Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

www.buildmyanmar.com

ELECTRIC MYANMAR 2017

3 - 5 Aug 2017

Novotel Yangon Max Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

www.myanmar-electric.com

HARDWARE & TOOLS MYANMAR 2017

3 - 5 Aug 2017

Novotel Yangon Max Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

www.hardwaremyanmar.com

RENEWABLE ENERGY EXPO MYANMAR 2017

3 - 5 Aug 2017

Novotel Yangon Max Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

TBA

MYANMAR LED AND LIGHTING EXPO 2017

3 - 5 Aug 2017

Novotel Yangon Max Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

TBA

18 - 20 Oct 2017

Novotel Yangon Max Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

www.medical-myanmar.com

DENTAL AND ORTHODONTICS MYANMAR 2017

18 - 20 Oct 2017

Novotel Yangon Max Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

www.dentalmyanmar.com

PLASTIC SURGERY & AESTHETIC PRODUCTS MYANMAR 2017

18 - 20 Oct 2017

Novotel Yangon Max Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

www.asiaplasticsurgeryexpo.com

MEDICAL MYANMAR 2017

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PALMEX THAILAND 2017

17 - 18 Aug 2017

CO-OP Exhibition Centre, Suratthani, Thailand

RENEWABLE ENERGY ASIA 2017

10 - 12 Oct 2017

Bitec, Bangkok, Thailand

www.renewasia.com

LED AND LIGHTING EXPO 2017

10 - 12 Oct 2017

Bitec, Bangkok, Thailand

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OIL & GAS THAILAND (OGET) 2017

10 - 12 Oct 2017

Bitec, Bangkok, Thailand

www.oilgasthai.com www.thai-marine.com

THAILAND MARINE & OFFSHORE EXPO

10 - 12 Oct 2017

Bitec, Bangkok, Thailand

ELECTRIC ASIA 2017

10 - 12 Oct 2017

Bitec, Bangkok, Thailand

www.asiaelectricexpo.com

WORLD SUGAR EXPO & CONFERENCE 2017

11 - 12 Oct 2017

Bitec, Bangkok, Thailand

www.worldsugarexpo.com

(TMOX) 2017

VIETNAM SUGAR EXPO VIETNAM 2017

6 - 7 Sep 2017

Military Zone 7 Indoor Sports Complex, Vietnam

www.sugarvietnam.com

CONCRETE EXPO VIETNAM 2017

25 - 26 Oct 2017

National Exhibition Construction Center (NECC)

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CEMENT EXPO VIETNAM 2017

www.cementvietnam.com

25 - 26 Oct 2017

National Exhibition Construction Center (NECC)

OIL & GAS VIETNAM (OGAV) 2017

5 - 7 Dec 2017

Pullman Conference Centre & Events

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MARINE VIETNAM 2017

5 - 7 Dec 2017

Pullman Conference Centre & Events

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VENUE

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COLOMBIA CSC ( COLOMBIAN SUGAR CONFERENCE) 2017 LAPOC (LATIN AMERICA PALM OIL CONFERENCE) 2017

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VENUE

THAILAND OIL & GAS ROADSHOW 2017

THAILAND MANUFACTURING AND AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY FAIR (TMAT) 2017

THAILAND INDUSTRIAL SUPERMARKET (TIS) 2017 THAILAND MATERIAL HANDLING, LOGISTICS AND WAREHOUSING SHOW 2017

19 - 20 Jul 2017

6 - 7 Sep 2017

Krungsri River Hotel, Ayutthaya, Thailand

6 - 7 Sep 2017

Krungsri River Hotel, Ayutthaya, Thailand

6 - 7 Sep 2017

Krungsri River Hotel, Ayutthaya, Thailand

www.oilgasroadshow.com

www.tmatfair.com

INDONESIA INTERNATIONAL PALM OIL CONFERENCE 2017

www.thai-itsfair.com www.thai-materialhandlingfair.com

www.palmoilcolombia.com

21-22 Sep 2017

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TBA

15 Aug 2017

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3 Oct 2017

Santika Premiere Dyandra Hotel and Convention Medan - Indonesia

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THAILAND ASIA PALM OIL CONFERENCE (APOC) 2017

17 - 18 Aug 2017

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11 - 12 Oct 2017

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INDONESIA INDONESIA INTERNATIONAL SUGAR CONFERENCE 2017

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30 Nov-1 Dec 2017

PERU PERU INTERNATIONAL SUGAR CONFERENCE 2017

WEB

THAILAND

Centro de Eventos Valle del Pacifico, Cali Colombia

19-20 Oct 2017


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