What opportunities is the vision of the smart factory opening up for sheet metal processing companies? What role will machine tools and software play? And how is Bystronic supporting users on their path towards the smart factory? Bystronic CTO Dr. Christoph Rüttimann answers these questions in an interview with the German trade magazine Industrie Anzeiger.
Modern Expo came, saw, and produced. In record time, the retail outfitter has built a state-of-the-art production facility from scratch in Belarus and has been enhancing production based on lean principles year after year ever since. The vision: To enhance and reinvent the shopping experience.
Bystronic has enhanced the Xpert Pro and Xpert press brake to create the fully automated Bending Cell. The Bending Cell enables users to handle large series and even changing order levels efficiently and without errors. This manufacturing solution won an MM Award at EuroBLECH 2018.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating: At Göweil in Austria this is not just a truism. The metalworkers at Göweil tirelessly work on the development of new production technologies for their innovative agricultural machinery. And the Mobile Bending Cell from Bystronic helps them with completely new possibilities for automation.
With the Production Line, Bystronic presented a highlight in terms of laser cutting automation at the EuroBLECH 2018. Pre-process, cut, handle, and store sheet metal parts sorted by order – all this is accomplished by a fully automated system solution. In the background an end-to-end software architecture allows all the other process steps of sheet metal processing to be seamlessly integrated.
At the EuroBLECH 2018 exhibition, Bystronic is presenting the networked world of sheet metal processing. Under the motto “World Class Manufacturing”, customers and visitors experience live where integrated automation and new software solutions for laser cutting and bending are heading.