The demand by many users for automation and digital process solutions is increasing. This trend is being intensified by impulses from the field of Industry 4.0, which are changing the world of sheet metal processing. Software plays a key role in this transformation. Software solutions support users in the planning, interlinking, monitoring, and optimizing of all their processes.
ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD is always striving to optimise its ASCOJET dry ice blasting technology especially with regard to optimal use in the plastics and rubber industry. With this in mind, ASCO presents its new dry ice blasting machine ASCOJET 608 at K 2016 in Duesseldorf (hall 1 / CO2) for the first time ever to the visitors.
The new Meusburger logic distributors facilitate the monitoring of die and injection moulding processes for die and mould makers. The new products for the sensors can merge several sensor signals without voltage drop. Integrated LEDs display the current operation and switching state of the electrical components. Thanks to compact and single-row design the installation is quick and simple.
This year’s 24th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, from 25th - 29th October 2016 in Hanover, Germany, is all about smart manufacturing. With increasing levels of digitalisation within the production process, EuroBLECH 2016 presents a wide choice of innovative solutions to improve cost efficiency, flexibility and process stability along the entire sheet metal working technology chain. The official online Show Preview has now been published and provides an overview of the comprehensive range of products and services on display at this year’s show. A White Paper on Industry 4.0 and its impact on sheet metal working can now be ordered free of charge on the exhibition website www.euroblech.com.
DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT completed in a volatile market environment the first half year 2016 according to plan: Order intake was € 1,158.2 million (previous year: € 1,203.3 million). This decline is mainly attributable to cancellations made by us due to non-receipt of advance payments. Without this measure, the order intake figure would be above the previous year's level. Sales revenues amounted to € 1,092.5 million (previous year: € 1,090.2 million). EBITDA totalled € 94.2 million (previous year: € 94.9 million), EBIT was € 65.3 million (previous year: € 68.4 Mio. €) and EBT amounted to € 61.2 million (previous year: € 65.7 million). As of 30 June 2016, the group reports earnings after taxes of € 42.8 million (previous year: € 45.3 million).
The Austrian company Meusburger Georg GmbH & Co KG takes over PSG Plastic Service GmbH located in Mannheim. PSG will continue to operate as an independent enterprise and all of its about 200 members of staff are taken over.
Guided visitor tours organised by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment highlighting material- and energy-efficient measures in metal working
CeMAT, the world-leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, is to be co-located with HANNOVER MESSE every two years, starting in 2018. Featuring about 1,000 exhibitors from around the world, CeMAT is the international market flagship of a fast-growing industry which in 2015 produced 20.1 billion euros worth of equipment in Germany alone.
The year started off according to plan for DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT: In the first quarter, order intake amounted to € 591.6 million and was thus at about the previous year’s level (€ 587.2 million). Sales revenues amounted to € 541.4 million (previous year: € 538.4 million). As in the previous year, EBITDA amounted to € 42.4 million, EBIT reached € 28.0 million (previous year: € 30.0 million) and EBT was € 25.8 million (previous year: € 27.9 million). As of 31 March 2016, the group reported earnings after taxes of € 18.1 million (previous year: € 19.5 million).
At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board unanimously appointed Dipl.-Kfm. Christian Thönes as chairman of the Executive Board of DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT.
The toothed belt axes in the HM-B series from HIWIN which have now won the iF DESIGN AWARD are extremely stylish, powerful and adaptable.
At Tube, the international trade fair for the tube industry, steel tube manufacturer Vallourec presented innovative products and new services from its Industry and Power Generation Divisions. The highlight: the go-live of the new e-business portal iTube®.
KUKA has posted record revenues for the 2015 financial year. The Group continued its profitable growth and again surpassed the key performance indicators of the previous year.
Until now, Additive Manufacturing processes and 3D Printing have focused mainly on the manufacture of geometrically complex, mechanical components made of plastic, metal or ceramic. Rapid.Tech’s new “Electronic Engineering” trade forum will for the first time showcase and discuss 3D Printing of electronic components and conductor tracks on any substrate.
With its Customer Support Centre Okuma has established an international service network, designed to provide fast assistance for operators across Europe. From the European headquarters in Krefeld, Germany, Okuma coordinates shipping of exchange parts to customers in 32 countries. 95 percent of the time, Okuma delivers components within 24 hours, effectively reducing expensive downtime to a minimum. Okuma’s unique position as the industry’s only single-source provider extends to the manufacturer’s understanding of service, which encompasses spare part delivery, preventive machine maintenance, spindle repair and exchange as well as local support from certified service technicians all over Europe.
The production of lines for braking systems, air conditioning units and similar devices with a length of 1500 mm and tiny diameters of as little as 18 mm represents a real challenge when it comes to bending technology, specifically with regard to handling. After all, to be economical, production processes also need to be swift. And precision and quality are factors that are just as important.
HIWIN provides a new generation of toothed belt axes (HM-B) and spindle axes (HM-S). Their characteristics: Extremely high manufacturing quality, performance density and precision, combined with a successful design, which has already won the prestigious iF Design Award.
The top-class brand Toolmaker Solutions by CERATIZIT will be showing an extended range of carbide grades, drill blanks and end mill blanks at GrindTec 2016. This extended programme provides a high-quality product portfolio for a broad variety of applications in the tooling industry.
In 2016, the biggest annual intralogistics trade fair has turned in a record-breaking performance on all fronts: exhibitor and visitor numbers and size of exhibition space. As such LogiMAT has once again underlined its leading position in the international competition.
The DMG MORI group can look back on a good financial year 2015. Under volatile market conditions, we succeeded in generating the best result and the highest sales revenues in the company’s history. We have increased sales revenues compared to the previous year by 3% to € 2.3 billion and EBIT to € 185.9 million (+2%). EBT rose by 24% to € 217.3 million.