Balluff, Antonio Mendoza
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Antonio Mendoza
General Manager
Balluff
Open protocol allows equipment manufacturers to release new IO-Link-compatible products
Although benefits are clear in terms of efficiency and production quality, companies are still unsure of how these new concepts will fare when…
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Victor Fuentes
Víctor Fuentes
Director General
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Mexico / Latin America

Automation delivers challenges, including the development of more local technologies and the training of specialists in products and solutions that boost productivity, process optimization and cost reduction. It has an impact on jobs — or more accurately, the transformation of jobs — but Mexican companies are willing to change their production processes and make use of the workforce. I do not see risk in this process as much as I see opportunities for the industry to achieve a more agile competitiveness. This process implies greater investments in the personnel that will design, produce and operate these lines, but they will also produce a different kind of resource, particularly human capital. It is no longer about having a worker tightening four screws eight hours a day but having a person who is designing new products and instrumentation to optimize the process adapted to a machine.

The automotive industry has been a main driver in the adoption of automation and Industry 4.0 practices.
Antonio Mendoza
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Antonio Mendoza
General Manager of Balluff
Balluff
Balluff is a German company with 95 years of experience in the automation market. The company has over 60 global locations and nine manufacturing…
ANTONIO MENDOZA Managing Director of Balluf
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Antonio Mendoza
Managing Director
Balluf
While Balluff has a wide range of products in its portfolio, the company’s main focus is on automation solutions.
We have noticed that, unfortunately, a lot of technology in PEMEX’s oil, gas, and refining facilities is out of date,
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Antonio Mendoza
Commercial Director
Tory & Metron Mexico
“We have noticed that, unfortunately, a lot of technology in PEMEX’s oil, gas, and refining facilities is out of date,”
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