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.
For several years, SAP has worked alongside partners from industry to create the open integrated factory – a functioning model representing tomorrow’s manufacturing, which enables batch-of-one production and new business models. The IT giants have further expanded and improved their exhibit for HANNOVER MESSE 2017.
A new machine tool is a big investment. Make sure you carefully evaluate your needs and identify which product will help you meet your objectives. You’ll need to carefully consider your exact production goals as well as the part/jobs involved. In addition to that, your shop’s operator skill levels will come into play along with how the new machine will fit in with your existing technology. And last but definitely not least, you’ll need to determine a realistic budget.
Dürr AG has developed robot cells incorporating sensitive LBR iiwa lightweight robots from KUKA that are capable of human-robot collaboration for automated adhesive bonding processes during final assembly in the automotive industry. They help to improve the quality of the adhesive bond between components such as GPS antenna covers or tanks and the vehicle body. They also save time and lower unit costs.