Yearly Archives: 2018

SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou achieves a double-digit percentage increase in visitor figures

SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) successfully concluded with a double-digit percentage increase in visitor figures, despite a Sunday opening. The three-day show took place from 4 ‒ 6 March at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. Held concurrently with Asiamold - Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition, the fairs cemented their position as a vital trade platform for both the industrial automation and the mould, die casting and additive manufacturing markets in China.

HARMAN to Extend Existing IIOT Collaboration with PTC to Create Groundbreaking Mixed Reality Platform for Enterprises

HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced its intent to extend its IIoT collaboration with PTC, a global provider of technology platforms and solutions, to integrate AR functionality into its HARMAN Media Suite with PTC’s Vuforia® AR platform.

EOS opens Innovation Center for 3D printing in Düsseldorf

EOS, one of the world’s leading technology suppliers in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is opening a new location in Germany, the EOS Innovation Center Düsseldorf. The customer and technology center offers companies regional support for their 3D printing innovation projects with a wide range of consulting and training services that address key aspects along the entire process chain. The EOS Innovation Center has been formally opened on March 13, attended by numerous EOS customers as well as representatives of the regional capital of Düsseldorf.

From a single source: heading towards future-oriented production with standardised and individual automation solutions ex works.

Automated machines are crucial components of a digital factory and are therefore an integral part of Industry 4.0. DMG MORI is the pioneer of digitalisation in machine tool construction, and considers automation to be a core topic. In order to strengthen the development of future-oritented automation solutions the innovation leader concentrates their knowhow with a long-standing partner: DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT and HEITEC AG are founding the joint venture “DMG MORI HEITEC“.

New intelligent process control software for Renishaw’s Equator™ gauging system at MACH 2018

The Renishaw Equator™ flexible gauge is now offered with IPC (intelligent process control) software, providing the functionality to fully automate tool offset updates in CNC manufacturing processes. Improved capability in precision part machining, reduced setting and process adjustment time, and integration with automation systems are some of the benefits that users can now expect.

Xact Smart: Now with more bending technology

The new generation of the Xact Smart increases the versatility and speed of bending. With its numerous new functions, Bystronic’s entry-level machine offers the decisive plus in bending technology.

Shorter development cycles by use of 3D printing

To develop and build robotic arms and grippers smart and efficiently, KUKA reaches out for innovative technologies like 3D printing. In the design process of new robots and new custom applications they early and often use 3D printing to fasten the development cycles.

Redefining full 3D abrasive waterjet cutting

Each FiveX machine system is a unique solution based on specific customer requirements. Built on the same platform but bespoke in width, length, height and set of features. 

One-piece pull-down jaw combines precision and efficiency

The attractively priced SCHUNK pull-down jaw SNB promises high accuracy on the workpiece, minimal cleaning effort and a longer service life. Unlike previous chuck jaw systems on the market with active pull-down function, the SCHUNK SNB is built in one piece. This ensures a particularly precise workpiece support, a repeatable zero point independent of the clamping force present, increased stability when machining as well as minimal wear.