The new AMADA ENSIS-3015AJ RI laser cutting system with its innovative rotary index (RI) unit and integrated material measurement now also permits the laser cutting of pipes and profiles. The system is based on the proven AMADA ENSIS laser beam source.
Industry 4.0 holds great potential for increasing productivity through new forms of collaboration between customers and system suppliers – especially through connected, predictive maintenance services. For example, TRUMPF increased the capacity of its laser welding lines by helping to reduce downtime at Daimler, and optimized its internal operating processes at the same time.
The Nuremberg-based drive and automation specialist Baumüller has developed the new welding robot QIROX QRC-290 together with Cloos, a manufacturer for robot and welding technology. The new six-axis articulated robot can hold welding torches with a weight of up to 4 kg and impresses with very precise dynamic movements at a high speed.
The 1,500-ton press at Meleghy Automotive wasn’t so young anymore: The “old girl”, as the machine is affectionately referred to by the automotive supplier’s workers in Bernsbach, was built in 1968. The aging machine’s days appeared to be numbered, as last year saw teeth break off of the pinion shaft and cracks were also found in the crown and press uprights. Despite these signs of wear, Meleghy Automotive wasn’t so eager to put its trusty system out to pasture – and instead opted for a complete modernization.
At this year’s Blechexpo, which was held from 7th to 10th November in Stuttgart, AMADA presented its latest achievements in sheet metal processing at Booth 3307 in Hall 3. There, on a 700-square-foot floor, visitors were invited to discover not less than six systems and machines. In the field of laser cutting and welding, stamping and bending, a comprehensive overview of production solutions has demonstrated in live operations that sophisticated manufacturing processes can be successfully carried out – efficiently, flexibly and with superior quality.
OMAX Corporation announced the release of the new ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet, a compact, self-installed cutting system ideally suited for prototyping and relatively low volume cutting of almost any material under 2” thick. The ProtoMAX brings all the versatility benefits of large abrasive waterjet cutters in a sleek and economic package that’s perfect for small job shops, engineering classrooms, makerspaces, and personal use. It’s also a handy addition for large shops and fabricators that need occasional waterjet capabilities to complement their other cutting systems.
A LaserNetwork incorporating a TruLaser 5030 fiber and a TruLaser Robot 5020 is hardly a standard configuration. But for Werner Neumann, CEO at CBV Blechbearbeitung, this is the ideal combination. Both efficient and energy-saving, the network paves the way to an affordable start in laser welding, even when machining small batches.