EMO 2017

Automation as a key solution, control at a glance

| Editor: Briggette Jaya

Processmod allows the user to illustrate the utilisation of all machines in operation and thus visualises the process steps in the workshop.
Processmod allows the user to illustrate the utilisation of all machines in operation and thus visualises the process steps in the workshop. (Source: Zimmer&Kreim)

Automation – At EMO 2017, system provider of automated solutions Zimmer & Kreim (ZK) will focus on milling, quality measuring and laser machining, in addition to eroding. The company will present a combination of these technologies related with automated processes to ensure round-the-clock operations for customers, regardless of production size or whichever machine combination is in operation.

Among the exhibits, is the company's innovation in eroding for control function, the software organisation module, Processmod. It that allows the user to illustrate the utilisation of all machines in operation and thus visualises the process steps in the workshop, ZK notes. The user sees the processing stage and the location of his workpieces at one glance. Utilisation, status and feedbacks of individual machines are also presented visually. Furthermore, the utilisation retroactivity for the entire lifetime (or for a selected period) of the machine information can be saved on the database.

Another highlight at the booth is ZK's Quick-Preset module. According to the company, this device saves time when pre-setting electrodes. Where two manual working steps are normally needed, namely identification and determination of the Z offset values, Quick-Preset performs these together. A laser detects the offset values, while the parts are identified simultaneously at the touch of a button and the values are automatically assigned to the parts and stored in the system.

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On show too will be the company’s Chameleon series, ZK’s handling system for tool manufacture and mould making that automates the entire production process.

Visitors will get to see the expansion stage 5 of the Chameleon Linear, which has velocities in the x and y-axes improved by about 60%. Moreover, the rotating range in the C-axis has also been increased from 270° to 370°, the company says.

A combination of a Chameleon Mono with a measuring machine equipped with a zero-point clamping system from Zeiss will be presented too.

The company booth at EMO 2017 will be in Hall 13, Booth B 86.

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