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IIT Madras launches smart manufacturing and digital transformation centre SMDTC

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has recently launched the Smart Manufacturing and Digital transformation Centre (SMDTC) which is going to produce the base elements of the manufacturing execution system, IIoT database & intelligence software platforms.

The IIT Madras SMDTC seeks to democratise smart manufacturing and digital transformation said a statement from IIT Madras.

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The upcoming centre will deeply focus on education and community interaction for building capacity, maturity assessment, experience centre with model factory facilities, collaborative research, 5G enablement and supply chain collaboration.

N Chandrasekaran Chairman, Tata Sons, inaugurated the IIT Madras SMDTC on July 13, 2022. The centre is formed in collaboration with the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development Centre (AMTDC), IIT Madras, MESA International (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) and Cantier Systems.

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“SMDTC will lead in provisioning a Smart Manufacturing Model Factory / Experience Centre and also support Collaborative Research / Innovation for Industry 4.0 in Process Intelligence, Robotics and Machining Dynamics Control Automation,” N Ramesh Babu, faculty, department of mechanical engineering, IIT Madras, and Secretary, AMTDC, IIT Madras.

“Derived from the global experiences of MESA’s International members, the SMDTC will help in Smart Manufacturing Education and Maturity Assessment so that the Indian MSMEs can get access to the latest global implementation practices. Cantier will provide MES 4.0 platform to create the Smart Manufacturing Experience Centre,” said Prabakar Selvam, chairman of MESA APAC and CEO of Cantier Systems.

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