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Machine Tools Going Digital

STAHLWERK, KNUTH's Industry 4.0 Technology Center near Hamburg, Germany, and its internet of things (IoT) partners drive a constantly evolving process.

Karsten Knuth, Owner of KNUTH Machine Tools, explained, "Increasing digitalization provides major opportunities for the future of medium-sized machine tool suppliers and operators."  

This opens a broad spectrum of opportunities that the company passes on to its customers. Internal and external sensor data for digital services, such as predictive tool breakage monitoring or remote maintenance, are just a few of many implemented projects.

KNUTH, a global machine tool supplier, presented these innovations at the EMO 2017 Industry 4.0 in Practice. The KNUTH booth featured a live demonstration of how machines can be interlinked, and showed some of the new possibilities that arise from digitalized, visualized and continuously monitored operating conditions. KNUTH's partner, MindSphere, is an open, cloud-based IoT operating system from Siemens that lets customers connect their machines and physical infrastructure to the digital world.

Miguel Castro Frenzel of STAHLWERK, said, "Today, almost all industrial machines and systems are based on intensive, internal data streams. With IoT operating systems like MindSphere, such data can be used outside the machines and can be linked to various digital applications. This can result in reduced downtimes and increased productivity. Open systems are important to vendors and manufacturers alike, so their machines can process the wide variety of data generated by controls and external sensors. Similar to an app store, open IoT operating systems provide a wide range of industrial applications that allow users, equipment manufacturers or external service providers to develop modular programs based on their individual needs."

Visitors to KNUTH's Industry 4.0 Technology Center experienced a demonstration of MindSphere, which is integrated in the KNUTH X.mill M640 touch CNC Vertical Machining Center. KNUTH's bestseller with mineral-casting base is optionally available with the latest generation of Siemens 828 D controls, featuring an improved user interface with touchscreen.

KNUTH also presented visitors an overview of its comprehensive portfolio of machines:

  • CNC Inclined Bed Lathe ROTURN (new): Roturn 400 C is the top model of this series, featuring high drive power and extensive standard equipment
  • Tool Milling Machine FPK 5 (new): Universal tool milling machines are an absolute necessity for tool, form, model, die and device construction. The machine offers high power and precision for production, repairs and training.  
  • Servoturn 560: Conventional lathe with advanced technology for powerful chip removal at long turning lengths. "The machine features a servo motor instead of feed gears and sets new standards with the latest technology, linear guides, mineral-casting frame and electronic stops," said a company spokesperson.
  • Servomill 1000: Conventional bed-type milling machine, completely equipped with large work area and featuring servo/conventional drive technology.
  • NC Surface Grinder HFS 104NC - This machine impresses with machining performance, high-quality components, easy programming in plain text and automatic dressing cycle
  • ZNC EDM 250: The newest entry-level electric discharge technology.

STAHLWERK highlights:

  • New STAHLWERK VECTOR Series: This CNC machining center series offers a high level of quality and performance. It is suitable for small- to medium-sized businesses in the mechanical and systems engineering industry that have only minor experience in CNC machining and work with small- to medium-scale batch productions.
  • STAHLWERK TAURUS Series: With its TAURUS series, STAHLWERK offers customers and suppliers of fluid systems in the oil and gas industry and the shipping sector an energy-saving machine concept, featuring high chip removal capacity in a short time. TAURUS machines, featuring tool systems by Sandvik CapTo or BMT, can be equipped with automatic tool changers and integrated into automated processes. "TAURUS 550 ensure micrometer-precision when machining big rotocasted propeller shafts and engines," said a company spokesperson. "A spindle capacity of 165 mm creates flexible conditions for optimum production."

For more information contact:

KNUTH Machine Tools USA

590 Bond St.

Lincolnshire, IL 60069


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