Thai Hibex exhibited at METALEX 2022. The exhibition attracted a remarkable turnout of approximately 86,000 visitors. In this article, we will introduce the contents and highlights of the exhibition.
Thai Hibex specializes in proposing solution equipment that contributes to automation and semi-automation in the manufacturing processes of various products. The latest automation applications combined with products from six representative partner manufacturers handled by the company were on display, featuring more equipment with more value-added functions such as sensors and cameras than those on display in 2019.
＜Representative manufacturers who exhibited their products＞
・ YAESU KEIKOGYO
・ JAPAN UNIX
＜Representative solutions that who exhibited their products ＞
■ Pick & Place and Screw Assembly Systems
Product combination: JANOME JR3303 + HIOS BLFQ5000 + NACHI MZ07
■ Soldering with real-time Monitoring
Product combination: JAPAN UNIX UNIX-DF304S
■ Dispensing with Camera Position Alignment
Product combination: JANOME JR3304 + TAEHA PCP-150 + Cognex AS200
■ Screw Tightening Torque Monitoring with Blow Feeding
Product combination: JANOME JC-3 + HIOS PGFQ5000
■ Twin Table PCB Depaneling with Auto-Bit Changing
Product combination: JANOME JC-3
■ Conformal Coating
Product combination: JANOME JC-3 + TAEHA SDV200
■ Tape/Label/Film Dispenseing Solution
Product combination: YAESU KEIKOGYO
In particular, the following two product solutions attracted attention as highlights of the exhibition.
■MELTIO metal 3D printer
This product was launched in the wake of METALEX 2022. A Spanish manufacturer specializing in metal 3D printers, the company's patented multi-laser technology enables 3D modeling with various metal materials such as stainless steel and titanium using general metal wires. It also features compactness and high design quality.
The laser unit alone can also be used. It can also be mounted on an articulated robot to be used as an equipment for modeling larger and more complex workpieces.
■ HIOS electric screwdriver BLG-BC2 error-proofing (Poka-yoke) system
The error-proofing (Poka-yoke) system that is linked to a HIOX electric screwdriver, which has been installed at many manufacturing sites in Thailand, to prevent screws from being forgotten to close or loosen. This device was developed by Thai Hibex by applying the functions of BLG-BC2. Up to four channels can be set on the dedicated controller.
Director Iba explains the concept and background behind participating this exhibition
“In the Thai market for in-vehicle components, the level of quality demanded is rising year by year. As EV manufacturing is expected to increase in the future, improving and stabilizing component accuracy will become an inevitable issue. We specialize in coordinating robot applications (screw tightening, coating, soldering, and substrate division) that help automate and semi-automate manufacturing processes. We can only solve our customers' problems if the equipment is practical, easy to install, cost-effective, and equipped with the necessary functions, not to mention high performance. We strive to propose appropriate solutions to each customer's issues, such as not only quality improvement and stability, but also labor saving, human error reduction, and takt time reduction.”
Demonstration equipment introduced at the exhibition and other solutions tailored to customer issues are available for demonstration testing at any time.