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.
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.
The technology company KUKA will be exhibiting the latest applications for the laser industry at the Laser World of Photonics in Munich (hall A2 booth 324) from 26 to 29 June: from a laser show application and components such as optics for laser welding through to higher-level system monitoring, the engineering company will display its expertise – also covering the field of Industrie 4.0.
In the automotive industry, one trend has been consistent for years: Passenger vehicle transmissions are becoming smaller and lighter, although the number of speeds—and of toothed gear components—continue to increase. How does the entire assembly not become heavier? The answer becomes obvious by taking a closer look at the individual components. A gearwheel, for example, consists of two components that are joined by laser welding. This allows the design engineers to work without screws—allowing the component to become lighter.
With reduced investment costs and a small footprint, the new TruLaser Robot 5020 Basic Edition, made by TRUMPF, paves the way to automated welding using the laser.The new TruLaser Robot 5020 Basic Edition, built by TRUMPF, is especially tailored to those making their debut in laser welding for sheet metal. It is less expensive than…