Let's drink to that!
Wibu-Systems, an expert in secure licensing, is taking part in the world's premier trade fair for the metalworking sector for the first time. The company is exhibiting a special drink mixer to show visitors to EMO Hannover 2017 how networked systems can help create new business models for intelligent production.
Wibu-Systems AG is a technology leader in protecting and licensing software and documents. It offers a diverse and multi award-winning portfolio of patented security solutions, ranging from copy and know-how protection to protection against manipulation. At EMO Hannover 2017, the company is reaching out to manufacturers of intelligent devices, industrial operators and users alike. "Right now, it's very interesting to see how computing power, cloud storage and security technologies are developing in terms of potential and prices, which is also set to change the world," explains Rüdiger Kügler, VP Sales and a security expert at Wibu-Systems, who sees major challenges ahead for industry: "This will lead to a wealth of automated, digital and customized services. Now it's up to us humans to also develop our imaginations."
The company has brought a successful example of its creativity to Hannover. Using a drink mixer in the Industry 4.0 arena, it is showing how cleverly networked systems can create new business models for intelligent production. The concept is based around IUNO, the German national reference project for IT security in Industry 4.0, in which Wibu-Systems is collaborating with partners including AXOOM, a digital production platform provider founded by TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH. In the case of the drink mixer, the manufacturer develops a new drink and the recipe is encrypted using CodeMeter security technology from Wibu-Systems and then made available in the AXOOM marketplace. CodeMeter License Central is integrated into the marketplace as a tool that automates the processes for generating, issuing and managing licenses and provides the relevant license. When customers order the drink of their choice via the marketplace, the license for manufacturing the drink is transferred from CodeMeter License Central to the mixer. "The collaboration between AXOOM and Wibu-Systems is generating new synergies that are creating secure connections between machines, software and industrial processes while meeting the requirements of data-driven business models, all in a seamless process," says Stephan Fischer, Head of Digital Business Solutions at TRUMPF and CEO of AXOOM. So, let's raise a toast to security!
WIBU-SYSTEMS AG (76137 Karlsruhe, Germany), Hall 25, Stand B60
Contact: Elke Spiegelhalter
Tel. : +49 721-93172-11
Spanish family business JUARISTI is at EMO Hannover 2017 to present the high-performance TH3S horizontal boring and milling center, a highly flexible and cost-effective machine for a range of different applications.
JUARISTI Boring & Milling Machines, based in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa, is a third-generation family business with over 70 years of experience in manufacturing and distributing machine tools. Ten years ago, a German branch - JMT Juaristi Machine Tools GmbH & Co. KG - was also founded in Dinslaken. It specializes in new-generation CNC machining centers, milling machines and boring mills and offers profitable solutions for cost-effective machining. The company is now at EMO Hannover 2017 to unveil its new TH3S boring and milling center, designed in particular for the high-tech sectors of the metalworking industry.
According to Juaristi, the new TH3S boring and milling center with its centrally guided headstock combines performance, precision and a high level of automation. The high performance level of the horizontal boring and milling center is assured by features such as automatic heads and head changers. Moving at up to forty meters a minute, the TH3S also supports tools with high machining rates and feed speeds. The travel distances of the TH3S in the X, Y and Z axes are 3,000 millimeters, 2,500 millimeters and 2,000 millimeters respectively. The spindle sleeve travel distance W is 800 millimeters and the spindle sleeve diameter is 130 millimeters. The rotary table measures 1,600 × 2,000 millimeters and has a load-bearing capacity of twenty metric tons. The TH3S is equipped with a CNC Siemens 840D-SL, ATC-120 tool changer, D’Andrea UT5-630 facing head and automatic tool changer magazine. The machine also features a Renishaw RMP-60 machine tool probe and an NC4 laser tool set.
JUARISTI Boring & Milling Machines S.L. (20720 Azkoitia-Gipuzkoa, Spain), Hall 13, Stand B63
Contact: Yulen Juaristi
Tel.: +49 2064 601087-0
It's a material like no other, says Japanese company XEBEC. And this confidence is reflected in its stand at EMO Hannover 2017, where it is showcasing its Ceramic Brush products that are claimed to offer unsurpassed grinding and cutting power.
"Innovation begins with the impossible" - the very title of the corporate philosophy at Tokyo-based XEBEC highlights the company's confident approach to challenges. The aim is to make the (seemingly) impossible possible. The company's priority is to automate basic operations as far as possible so that humans can focus on demanding and creative tasks. Following this maxim, XEBEC set out many years ago to disprove the assumption that manual deburring is the only way to remove burrs. The XEBEC Brush products now on show at EMO Hannover 2017 are also set to help lay this myth to rest once and for all.
XEBEC Brush products use abrasive ceramic fiber material instead of abrasive grains. According to the company, one single bristle consists of 500 to 1,000 ceramic fibers with superb cutting ability that act as cutting edges. XEBEC engineers point to three features of the innovative ceramic fibers in particular - "outstanding grinding power", "consistent cutting performance" and "no deformation", thus enabling CNC deburring and polishing. They say the promised "outstanding grinding power" is thanks in part to the fact that the unique XEBEC ceramic fibers have cutting edges, which consist of the tip of each fiber bristle. According to XEBEC, a grinding power up to sixty times greater than that of nylon brushes is therefore possible and burrs can be removed extremely efficiently.
XEBEC Technology Co., Ltd. (Tokyo 102-0083, Japan), Hall 3, Stand A75
Contact: Keisuke Takizawa
Robots at the ready
KUKA Roboter GmbH is at EMO Hannover 2017 to unveil a whole host of new solutions for the metal industry, ranging from the "ready2_use" package for straightforward robot integration to a fully comprehensive milling application.
Naturally, there was no real expectation that the involvement of Chinese investors would impact on the innovative prowess of KUKA Roboter GmbH, based in Augsburg, Germany - and at EMO Hannover 2017, the company is once again clearly demonstrating that it still very much has what it takes. KUKA's stand in Hannover focuses in particular on user-friendly automation solutions. "The metal industry's current challenge is to organize production cost-effectively to meet local needs as closely as possible. This can only be achieved with intelligent, robot-based automation. To satisfy these demands, we offer our customers made-to-measure solutions," says Winfried Geiger, Business Development Manager at KUKA Roboter GmbH.
At the heart of this strategy are solutions whose names are preceded by "ready2", which in itself signals how far customers are supported in the automation process. KUKA's "ready2_grip" and "ready2_pilot", for example, are two user-friendly, preconfigured and coordinated automation packages that can be integrated directly and seamlessly into existing production environments. KUKA's other exhibits also include its KUKA.CNC Sinumerik control software that enables operators to control robots using the familiar Siemens CNC control system range without needing robotics expertise themselves.
KUKA Roboter GmbH (86165 Augsburg, Germany), Hall 25, Stand D81
Contact: Ricarda Weissenhorn
Mobile: +49 170 706 96 13
Italian company CFT Rizzardi is at EMO Hannover 2017 to unveil the new MAG 20/2 tool magazine - its response to the growing demand for larger capacity magazines.
CFT Rizzardi srl from Italy is valued by the industry as a developer of all types of automation processes that depend on speed, precision and smooth motion. The company has now taken on the challenge posed by the ever-increasing demand for larger capacity magazines, which can be attributed to the burgeoning use of CNC machine tools that are run 24 hours a day without employee involvement. CFT Rizzardi’s new MAG 20/2 tool magazine for small and medium-sized tools up to 10 kilograms that is on show in Hannover is a solution that, despite its compact size (1,200 x 1,200 mm, height 2,250 mm), can hold 320 HSK 32 tools positioned on two magazine plates, each holding 160 tools. If this is not sufficient, capacity can be increased using additional plates, each holding an additional 160 tools.
Tools are moved by the innovative system patented by CFT Rizzardi. This uses CTA pallets that push against each other completely independently and are controlled by a servomotor. The selected tool holder is overturned by a pneumatic cylinder. The magazine also features a slide that is controlled by a servomotor and equipped with a changer fitted with a mechanical gripper. The gripper takes the tool from the individual magazines and transfers it directly to the machine, either to an external fixed position or a buffer magazine. The magazine itself is surrounded by an enclosure made of extruded aluminum and fitted with Plexiglas windows and access doors to enable both maintenance and manual tool loading. The magazine is available now and can be ordered complete with an optional electrical cabinet for autonomous control including a control panel and dialog function with the machine tool’s CNC system.
CFT Rizzardi S.r.l. (10040 Rivalta di Torino, Italy), Hall 13, Stand C03
Contact: Ivana Ventresca Segers
Mobile: +49 173 879 00 00
It doesn't get any more real - without getting hands on
Thanks to a virtual reality function in the updated R+W app, it isn't just visitors to EMO Hannover 2017 who can experience the diversity of the R+W coupling portfolio in unprecedented depth and detail.
When over 2,000 exhibitors from 45 countries gather to showcase their products and expertise at the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector, you can be sure that R+W Antriebselemente GmbH is at the heart of the action. This subsidiary of Poppe + Potthoff is at EMO Hannover 2017 to showcase its latest coupling portfolio for metalworking. As well as metal bellows couplings, elastomer couplings and safety couplings that deliver the ultimate in precision, the company is also exhibiting a special version of a disc-pack coupling. This coupling with integrated cooling lubrication is set to be particularly useful to manufacturers of machine tools with a long spindle assembly.
A further highlight at the R+W stand is the updated R+W app. This uses virtual reality to enable unprecedented immersion into the R+W product range and break down the boundaries between the real and virtual worlds. With the latest update, users now also have access to new, much sought-after features such as setting the torque for a safety coupling.
R+W Antriebselemente GmbH (63911 Klingenberg, Germany), Hall 25, Stand C36
Contact: Sina Cerny
Tel.: +49 9372-9864-0
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