Industrial Forum IRT 2017 Programme


Day 1, Monday, 6. June



8.30 - 9.30

Registration of attendees

9.30 - 9.45

Opening of the conference


9.45 - 10.00 Main sponsor presentation
10.00 - 11.30

Invited lectures

10.00 - 10.30 Talents´ Rule
Edita Krajnović
Mediade, co-founder of the project Let's Be Engineers!
The world is looking for 4.5 million data engineers, Europe is facing a shortage of nearly a million engineers only in the field of information and communication technologies. In a broader sense we have a shortage of engineers of all professions today. Shortage of people who are in love with the problems and solving them. Report of the World Economic Forum reveals the fact that 35 % of core skills will change between 2015 and 2020. Which countries will know how to quickly adapt skills that are necessary for success today: the ability to solve complex problems, creativity, analytics, communication, teamwork? A simple equation predicts the outcome: the winners will in growth and prosperity will be those environments in which the individual parts of society are able to cooperate better to develop the talents. For Slovenes, the nation of engineers and innovators, these circumstances are an extraordinary opportunity. We can be the reference green country in digital Europe. If we understand and act upon the fact that talents are our collective social responsibility.
10.30 - 11.00 Developing an innovative product, team and company
Gorazd Lampič
director of Elaphe, Young Manager of 2016
The company Elaphe Propulsion Technologies Ltd. has developed innovative wheel motors for electric cars and other vehicles. These motors are installed directly in the drive wheels. The vehicle designed using such motors are superior in performance, achieves a higher autonomy and allows more space for the driver and passengers. The development of such motors is scientifically very demanding as they have to fit into a very limited volume, developed high torque and power. For the development of such a product it is essential to have a highly competent, motivated and well-tuned team. To address the challenges of development and transition to mass production, it is necessary that the team is also growing rapidly. The expansion of the company must be very well organized. Organizational requirements are highly dependent on the size and stage of development. Innovative companies typically start from zero and growth strongly so the organizational part of the company development is repeatedly changed.
11.00 - 11.30 Activity is a currency
Urška Stanovnik1, Lovro Peterlin2
1Chief Happiness Officer, Optiweb
2director of Linea Directa, president of the Section of young managers at the Managers' Association of Slovenia
Members of different generations are diverse and this is something that can be seen at every step. Most of us are well aware that more and more employees are Millennials, who are specific in the way how they work and how we need to manage them. Numbers indicate how interesting this fact is – there are 794,000 results on Google if we search for “how to motivate millennials”. Although we are all aware of the importance of this subject, many companies have not yet transfered these findings into their every-day practice. Lovro Peterlin as a manager with exceptional business experience, and Urška Stanovnik as a member of millennial generation, psychologist and chief happiness officer, will share their experience and perspectives.
11.30 - 12.15 Break with exhibition viewing

Round table

12.15 - 13.45 The challenge of the 4. Industrial Revolution is talent, not technology. Who is responsible for their development?
Vida Petrovčič

Edita Krajnović, Mediade, co-founder of the project Let's Be Engineers!
Lovro Peterlin, president of the section of Young managers*
Urška Jež, Managing Director of ABC Accelerator Ljubljana
Gorazd Lampič, director of Elaphe d.o.o. – young manager of 2016
Bojana Korošec, Špica d.o.o.
Urška Stanovnik, Optiweb
13.45 - 15.15 Lunch and exhibition viewing

Hall 1

15.15 - 15.45 How will Artificial Intelligence change our world?
Jure Skvarč
Kolektor Orodjarna d.o.o., PC Vision
     An artificial intelligence is an area of information technology with broad interdisciplinary character. The original goal of artificial intelligence is to create a computer system that has the ability of human intelligence (Artificial General Intelligence, AGI). The area of an AI is extremely interesting and is related to high investments by global corporations, universities and governments. Today, even the most advanced AI system can’t compete with human intelligence. However, AI systems perform well, even better than humans in narrow domains such as: identifying objects and image interpretation, understanding natural speech, intelligent agents, playing games (e.g.: Chess, Go), autonomous vehicles, fraud detection (insurance) and predictive maintenance.AI gradually, but disruptive, impacts on the environment in which we live, both at home and in business environments, and is changing the way we work. In subsequent years, the success and competitiveness of enterprises will not depend on their size, but on the speed of the transformation of their business models by implementing modern technologies. AI will play the key role, therefore, it is important that companies recognize opportunities that this technology offers, and implement solutions based on the UI into their business processes.
15.45 - 16.15 Possible applications with YuMI collaborative robot - implemented and potential solutions
Tomaž Lasič
ABB d.o.o.
ABB has developed a collaborative, dual arm robot YuMI, which together with flexible hands, parts feeding systems, camera-based part location and state-of-the-art motion control, creates a small part assembly solution. YuMi is a vision of the future, offering a new, innovative view on assembly automation. Working together with people it offers endless possibilities. From the time of its market launch, YuMi was integrated in numerous solutions, which operate successfully in production processes around the world. All installations take full advantage of YuMi's inherently safe design, compactness and productivity. Besides already done and integrated solutions, potential new applications of YuMi robot will be discussed during presentation. One of the key questions arising in the field of collaborative robots is productivity and speed of robot motion. Smart and efficient, inherently safe design enables YuMi to reach speeds up to 1.5m/s, which means that while working safely with people, it is still highly productive. In spite all, the fact remains that in traditional, highly productive robot cells, industrial robots can reach speeds up to 3m/s or more. With that in mind, other possibilities enabling the design of fenceless robot cells will be discussed during the presentation.
16.15 - 16.45 SILABS
Tadeja Primožič Merkač, Nataša Bratun
          SILABS combines all laboratory and metrology knowledge of Group SIJ under one roof. Services, that are used everyday by the most demanding applications in metallurgy, metalworking and other industries, are now covered under the trademark SILABS. By integrating best practices and experiences from laboratories in SIJ group, subscribers now have a wider range of laboratory services under one roof and a conformation of our long term direction in laboratory activity in SIJ group
16.45 - 17.30 Break with exhibition viewing
17.30 - 18.00 How do Slovenian manufacturing companies use advanced manufacturing technologies?
Iztok Palčič, Robert Ojsteršek, Borut Buchmeister
UM, Fakulteta za strojništvo
     Laboratory for Production and Operations Management from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from Maribor has been cooperating for 14 years within the largest European research from the field of manufacturing activities – European Manufacturing Survey. Project coordinator is the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research – ISI from Germany. Project consists of 17 partners from among others Austria, Italy, Swiss, France, Great Britain etc. Slovenia joined the project in 2003 with the first survey. After that, we have performed our survey in 2006, 2009, 2012/13 and 2015/16. The survey is very useful for Slovenian manufacturing companies as it enables comparisons to other countries. The aim of the survey is to present the results to companies and wider audience. This paper deals with the use of advanced manufacturing technologies and ICT in the Industry 4.0 era. We will present the frequency of use of selected technologies, technology upgrading trends, planned use in the future, utilisation level of technologies etc. Selected characteristics of technology use will be analysed also in terms of product complexity, capability to develop new products and product-related services etc.
18.00 - 18.30 Challenges of Human Factors in Industry 4.0
Zvone Balantič1, Andrej Polajnar2, Simona Jevšnik3
1UM, Fakulteta za organizacijske vede
2UM, Fakulteta za strojništvo
3Inlas d.o.o.
Ergonomics – with physical ergonomics, with cognitive ergonomics and with organisational ergonomics - has the greatest impact on industry 4.0 through humans and through them on technology and processes. The humans and ergonomics have through stategy 4.0 of the industrial revolution a major impact on the continuous improvement of processes, on total quality and organisation of working cycles. In the so-called smart factories, the human being is still a vital member of striving to perfection and optimisation so that we must include him into all aspects of planned processes. Increasing the efficiency of the production process and shortening of the flow times will be closely linked with ergonomics in the future. Despite the automation of the working processes, the intensive cooperation between humans and robots focusing on the sensory technologies will be required. We assume that the interaction between humans and robots will be even more profound. Additionally, security, trust and communication will be exposed.Therefore, the objectives of industry 4.0 are manufacturing high-quality products (in an efficient and economical way) and fast response to customer requirements (with less human effort, less stock, less space and shorter time for the development of products).
18.30 - 19.00 Towards the continuous commissioning system for production processes in smart factories
Dejan Gradišar, Miha Glavan
     Technological advances, web technologies and mature data analytics are now increasingly advancing into the production IT systems. There are available smart devices with built-in intelligence, cloud technologies, system modelling and analysis tools, etc. All this leads to new organizational and technological upgrades of factories. Modern production IT systems supports a wide range of production activities, including design, manufacturing, operation and maintenance. The maturing of information technologies and the tendency to maximize the integration of production activities, upgrades their functional support spectrum. There are various global initiatives that direct research and development activities, which are responsible for the proper development of the so-called smart factories, and thereby the development of modern IT support. This article discusses the guidelines for the development of a common understanding of the concept of smart factories. These are the initiatives and activities in the field of standardisation that will support the development of smart factories. Based on this, the conceptual design of a system for the continuous commissioning for production processes in smart factories is developed. We present functionalities, its placement within the smart factories ecosystem and define the architectural design of the system.
 19.00 - 20.00 Cocktail evening
 20.00 - Dinner with social gathering

Partners from Industry

ACRONI, d. o. o., AKRAPOVIČ, d. d., BSH Hišni aparati, d. o. o., Cimos, d. d., Danfoss Trata, d. o. o., Domel, d. d., Hella Saturnus Slovenija, d. o. o., Hidria, d. d., Gorenje Orodjarna, d. o. o., Iskra Mehanizmi, d. d., Isokon, d. o. o., ITW Metalflex, d. o. o., Kolektor Group, d. o. o., Kovinoplastika Lož, d. d., LAMA Avtomatizacija, d. o. o., LITOSTROJ POWER, d. o. o., SIBO G, d. o. o., TPV, d. d., Trimo, d. d., TURNA, d. o. o., Unior, d. d.

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National Sponsor:




Sponsors of the composites section



PROFIDTP, d. o. o.

Gradišče VI  4,
1291 Škofljica,
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