Bambach Wire and Cables Pty Ltd  has teamed up with Swinburne University  of Technology,  to apply for an IMRC program grant to develop a Virtual manufacturing System (VMS) for its new cable plant located in Rosedale Victoria. The VMS will apply Industry 4.0 principles to improve the current manufacturing system.

Swinburne University was recommended to Bambach by IMRC after Bambach submitted an expression of interest (EOI)  to IMRC in adopting Industry 4.0 methodology for its manufacturing processes. Following initial discussions, a Swinburne team led by Dr Ambarish Kulkarni, Senior Lecturer in Computer Aided Design visited Bambach’s Sydney factory and  met with Bambach Production and Quality Managers to chart  a plan for an application  for the Bamabch VMS project to be included under the IMRC development program.

Kevin Nielsen, Bambach’s quality manager will lead the implementation of the industry 4.0 programme.

Whilst it will take 18-24 months to plan and fully implement a VMS for Bambach,  many benefits from such a system will be realised along the way as the system is developed.