Robotics Strategy Forum 2021 - Chips, batteries and industrial automation was held on September 29. Over 20 different types of robots and industrial solutions were presented at Sofia Tech Park. Physically, the guests had the opportunity to see the industrial machines of Schneider Electric, the flying robots of FESTO, as well as the development of the pharmaceutical industry between the technology centers of Boston and Sofia.
A robot for the semiconductor industry, a training robot and a collaboration robot were presented by Milara International, FANUC and Giga Automata, respectively.
At a special stand SPESIMA had the opportunity to show projects related to the reengineering of industrial robots and the use of various types of manipulators in industry.
During the offline expo, the parallel shooting of the panels took place at Clubhouse hall. Representatives of the Bulgarian industry in the face of Siviko, Strypes, International Power Supply, Rapid Progress, SIN Cars, Milara International shared an expert opinion on the topics:
- THE GLOBAL CHIP SHORTAGE
- SMART GRID, BATTERY, AND ENERGY STORAGE GROWTH
- THE INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION GROWTH
- INNOVATIONS IN ROBOTICS
PARA annually conducts a research on the level of automation in the Bulgarian industry and the plans of the enterprises related to automation. This year, 24 companies filled out the survey, which is not considered to be a representative sample for the entire Bulgarian industry, but is believed that it can be a good indicator of micro trends in production in Bulgaria.
Traditionally, the most desired automation activity among the surveyed enterprises by PARA is production. This year the trend is changing, as data collection and processing is the top answer with 58% of companies willing to automate this activity. This answer hints at building a production infrastructure in Bulgarian industry, which generates more and more data.
The motives for automation are also changing, so far the leading motive among the surveyed enterprises for investments in automation was the increase of production. This year the leading motive is cost optimization by 58%, followed by 54% integration of processes, 50% - quality improvement, 42% increase in production and 38% - lack of labor.