Tag Archive for Automation

EMO 2017 – DMG MORI to demonstrate the future of production technology

From 18th – 23rd September we will be again in: “Hall 2, North Entrance.” On an exhibition area of approximately 10,000 square metres DMG MORI will be showcasing around 80 high-tech machines at the EMO 2017 to demonstrate its latest innovations and integral technology solutions – right through to the digital factory.

IIoT is a Journey, Not a Destination

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a fad. Research provider BI Intelligence predicts the number of IoT devices connected to the Internet will more than triple by 2020, from 10 billion to 34 billion. Networking computers, devices and machines to collect and share data is transforming many industries, including manufacturing where it can help lower operating costs, decrease machine downtime and increase overall productivity. To realize the full benefits, however, manufacturers must view the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) like Lean Manufacturing – a long term initiative that creates an avenue for continual improvement and innovation.

KUKA robots for high payloads tend machine tools

Three KUKA robots from the KR QUANTEC pro family are in operation at the plant of Bizerba SE & Co. KG. They guarantee that aluminum housings are reliably fed to two grinding machines where they are rough and fine-ground and polished. The aluminum housings are used for sausage cutting machines.

Format change at the push of a button

Fast and straightforward format changes on just one machine are at the top of the wish list of many packaging machine manufacturers and their customers. Innovations from Festo make these wishes come true. Enter the brand new Festo Motion Terminal and the Multi-Carrier-System® MCS.

Makino Raises the Bar in VMC Productivity with Next-Generation PS65 and PS105

Building on its highly successful PS-Series product line, Makino is excited to announce the next-generation PS65 and PS105 vertical machining centers. Both models feature enhanced design characteristics and next-generation technologies that expand upon the capabilities of their predecessors. With an ideal blend of power, accuracy, speed and reliability, the PS65 and PS105 are redefining the standard for vertical machining center productivity within the aerospace, medical, automotive and general manufacturing industries.

Machines speak, AXOOM translates

“Everyone’s talking about AXOOM”. And not only that: the Karlsruhe-based company founded by the mechanical engineering company TRUMPF is even “getting machines to ‘talk’” – thanks to differentiated data evaluation.

BySmart Fiber: Now with automation

Bystronic expands the BySmart Fiber laser cutting system with suitable automation solutions. Customers now have the choice between the ByTrans and the Byloader.

New J-30iB Controller by FANUC

FANUC is releasing a new controller, the J-30iB, which represents a FANUC controller, including servo drives, but without mechanical unit and robot kinematics. FANUC offers the established standard controller as a platform for any automation solutions that have positioning requirements. Due to the proven FANUC robot technology, the J-30iB is highly flexible in any automation requirement and integration motion control.

A New Generation of Smart Factory

Okuma Corporation has started production at their highly-sophisticated new headquarters factory Dream Site 2 (DS2) in Oguchi, Japan. As of March 2017, the self-contained facility enables 24/7-production of all parts for small and medium lathes and grinders.