• Fournier, France, and IMA Klessmann, Germany: Simple, flexible and cost-effective machine safety implementation

    Fournier, France, and IMA Klessmann, Germany: Simple, flexible and cost-effective machine safety implementation

    In 2017, IMA Klessmann modernized a complex, multi-track transport system for wooden workpieces for kitchen cabinetry manufacturer, Fournier. In the process, a reliable monitoring system that prevents unauthorized entry was implemented in an extremely simple, flexible and cost-effective way using analog sensors and TwinSAFE SC safety technology.
  • Mühlbauer, Germany: Customer-specific I/O level promotes highly efficient machine construction

    Mühlbauer, Germany: Customer-specific I/O level promotes highly efficient machine construction

    Mühlbauer creates a clear competitive advantage with a high degree of standardization in machine construction. Thus, the EJ series EtherCAT plug-in modules are used in the new DS Merlin die-sorting system, and in conjunction with a customer-specific signal distribution board ensure significant reductions in errors and the time required to manufacture machines.
  • Dentsply Sirona, Switzerland: Machine evolution yields higher efficiency and quality in processing

    Dentsply Sirona, Switzerland: Machine evolution yields higher efficiency and quality in processing

    In 2017, the new IM4P grinding machine for dental drills was developed. Through the use of TwinCAT CNC software, the machine features a faster and more stable grinding process than its predecessor. It also reduces tool wear, and requires only half the typical adjustment time for product changeovers.
  • Beckhoff India celebrates 10th anniversary

    Beckhoff India celebrates 10th anniversary

    Interview with Hans Beckhoff, company founder and Managing Director of Beckhoff, Kai Ristau, Head of International Sales and Business Development at Beckhoff, and Jitendrakumar Kataria, Managing Director of Beckhoff India
  • Hudson Scenic Studio, USA: Blockbuster effects, automated for any theatrical production

    Hudson Scenic Studio, USA: Blockbuster effects, automated for any theatrical production

    Making the storytelling and action seems effortless and enabling the viewer to naturally step into the lives of the characters on stage, takes a herculean effort behind the scenes. This is where Hudson Scenic Studio comes into play with the ability to set the stage for show applications of all sizes with scalable control technology from Beckhoff.
  • Nedschroef Machinery, Belgium: Fast machine conversion for product changeovers

    Nedschroef Machinery, Belgium: Fast machine conversion for product changeovers

    The switch to servo drive technology from Beckhoff has greatly reduced the time needed to adapt and set up the metal forming machines used for the production of high-precision fasteners.
  • Valka, Iceland: Robot-assisted filleting machinery revolutionizes the fish industry

    Valka, Iceland: Robot-assisted filleting machinery revolutionizes the fish industry

    Through a combination of X-ray radiation, 3D image processing and a robot-controlled water-jet cutting head, the system developed by Valka produces extremely precise cuts at different angles in fresh fish processing.
  • Smart Factory, Italy: Assembly solution 4.0 – for more efficiency in production down to lot sizes of 1

    Smart Factory, Italy: Assembly solution 4.0 – for more efficiency in production down to lot sizes of 1

    The “Flexim Open Automation System” combines modularity, flexibility, reconfigurability and connectivity to meet the requirements of small production lots right down to individualized production. At the core of the solution is the XTS linear transport system with the PC-based automation architecture from Beckhoff.
  • Suruga Seiki, Japan: Industrie 4.0 finds its way into production of precision positioners

    Suruga Seiki, Japan: Industrie 4.0 finds its way into production of precision positioners

    The Japanese manufacturing industry is also following the trend of digitalization, but so far lacks the implementation of actual solutions as opposed to concept studies. Suruga Seiki has taken the step towards digital networking of its production and expects competitive advantages in the market as a result.