Webinar on ‘Automation and Industry 4.0’


Aligarh : Subject-experts from the Sofcon India Pvt Ltd, Noida, Rajesh Singh (Branch Manager) and Aakash Gaurav (Senior Engineer) delineated the effectiveness of automation seen in the substantial improvement of the manufacturing processes with significantly reduced error margins.

They were delivering brief talks in the webinar on ‘Automation and Industry 4.0’ of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Z H College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Elucidating automation in all areas of engineering and industry, Rajesh Singh pointed out: “We’re in the midst of a significant transformation regarding the way we produce products thanks to the digitisation of manufacturing. This transition is so compelling that it is being called Industry 4.0 to represent the fourth revolution that has occurred in manufacturing”.

He added, “From the first industrial revolution involving mechanisation through water and steam power to the mass production and assembly lines using electricity in the second, the fourth industrial revolution will take what was started in the third with the adoption of computers and automation and enhance it with smart and autonomous systems fuelled by data and machine learning”.

“Industries are going to be automated and students must be prepared”, said Rajesh.

Discussing the increasing software development in industries, Aakash Gaurav emphasised that the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Control (SCADA) automation is becoming more and more apparent, and necessary.

He added that the new Industry 4.0 technologies have undergone vast development in the last decade and are now ready to be used as commercially available, interconnected systems within manufacturing.

“The new technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), additive manufacturing, machine learning, and application of artificial intelligence are catapulting the industry into new levels of lean achievements. There are numerous job opportunities for students adroitly trained in these technologies” stressed Aakash.

Prof M Muzammil (Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering) introduced the resource persons to the participants of the webinar.

Prof Parveen Farooquie and Mohammad Nasir Khan extended the vote of thanks.

A total of 308 participants registered for the webinar.

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