The laser and laser system manufacturer TRUMPF recently showcased the latest generation of its TruDisk disk laser at the Laser – World of Photonics trade fair in Shanghai. As the most advanced high-power solid state laser on the market, this new generation of disk lasers boasts built-in intelligence, offering optimum hardware features for a digitalized future and Industry 4.0. The ability to carry out condition and trend analyses – also known as condition monitoring and predictive maintenance – is a basic prerequisite for successfully implementing lasers in digitalized and connected manufacturing environments.
With TruConnect, at the Euroblech 2016, TRUMPF is showcasing innovative solutions on the way to Industry 4.0 in the field of sheet metal processing. The concept for networked production links machines, people and information – for example, via the new data output interface Central Link. At the TRUMPF booth, TruConnect is omnipresent: the machines are equipped with smart features, and consulting and software offerings are a recurrent theme throughout.