The Digital Turn in the Machine Tool Market
Today's machine tools are characterized by diverse and high-precision machining options for a wide variety of workpieces. Modern computer-controlled systems make this possible.
But the road is far from over. Digitalization is driving the development of machines and CNC control technology at an immense speed. It opens up many new possibilities to increase productivity and changes industrial production sustainably.
Two pioneers in exchange
What this means in concrete terms is told in the interview by two pioneers of the digital transformation of the machine tool:
Dr. Wieland Klein, CTO of Heinrich Georg GmbH and
Dr. Wolfgang Heuring, CEO of Siemens Motion Control
The GEORG precisioncut TBA 800 S STA-C
Safety advantages when using GEORG autostack technology
Stacking and handling materials are tasks that can easily result in cuts or injuries. With our GEORG autostack solutions, the transformer core is stacked completely by the robotic system. As a result, the worker doesn’t have to handle the material manually. Thereby, the GEORG autostack technology significantly reduces the risk of cuts in hands or arms.
Further advantages with the robotic core assembly systems are:
- healthy workers are well-motivated
- higher level of available workers
- stronger identification with, and higher support for, the company
- long term profit
Partnership between LTC and GEORG extended
LTC recently achieved pre-acceptance for two new GEORG electrical steel production lines. The highly specialized lines are tailored for production in electrical steel service centers and are equipped with most of the features of a full-blown high-performance slitting line.
They feature a level of automation unparalleled in this sector, very high production speeds and a high production capacity.