Europe

Are machine tools safe? Depend on it!

At the Safety Day for Machine Tools at EMO Hannover 2017, top experts will present their insights on the requirements and challenges entailed by the current state of the art, mapping out how practical solutions ensure high levels of safety and elucidating what remains to be done in the future.

Okuma to present super multitasking machines and Smart Factory Solutions

Okuma Europe will display its latest machining solutions to provide supreme connectivity and productivity at this year’s EMO Hannover (18-23 September, Hall 27, booth D20). Okuma’s smart machines as well as the LASER EX series of super multitasking machines capable of turning, milling, laser hardening and additive manufacturing will make their European debut at the fair. In addition, Okuma will introduce their latest Smart Factory Solutions and present new ways to integrate robotics to take productivity in an IoT-environment to the next level.

CHIRON Open House 2017: around 1,640 visitors from 26 countries

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Two new machining centers, offering up to 50 percent more productivity thanks to Precision+ technology, were the highlights at this year’s CHIRON Open House at the end of March. In addition, the Group presented a tool with the new web-based “RemoteLine” Teleservice, which minimizes downtime and increases machine availability. Interface-free automation solutions with their own “Variocell” robot cell supplemented the in-house exhibition, which was focused on industry 4.0 concepts and plant efficiency.

Innovation drives Renishaw Greenpower team to success

Greenpower races require teams to design, build and race fully functioning electric vehicles. Greenpower aims to introduce children and young people aged between nine and 25 to an engineering environment, encouraging participation from schools, universities and companies. Since its first event in 1999, the Greenpower initiative has grown significantly and now works with over 8,000 students across the country.

WNT pushes the boat out for local race

WNT (UK) has extended its support for the British Powerboat GP series with the announcement that it will be the race sponsor for the season finale on the waters of the Rother Valley Country Park over the 7th and 8th October. This is in addition to existing arrangements with the series organisers and its sponsorship of its own team.