Hermle in the specialist press.
Automation, digitalisation and full machine power
Hermle AG is present at the EMO 2019 with six machines, four of them at the Hermle booth C 36 in Hall 12 – true to the motto „Smart technologies driving tomorrow`s production“!
The four machine models exhibited at the Hermle booth represent Hermle’s portfolio of products and services. They are supplemented by the special exhibition ‘Digital Components’ illustrating the three sections “Digital Production”, “Digital Operation” and “Digital Service”. They provide a solid foundation for intelligent order management, transparent machining processes, smart machine turning, paperless shop floor, and sophisticated technology cycles – the milestones for the path to Smart Factory and Industry 4.0. With its individually configurable Home screen and the new Navigator interface, Hermle guarantees user-friendliness and improved use of the touch screen. With UMATI, the new interface initiated by VDW, Hermle is also interlinked while at the EMO and shows the connection with a C 32 U dynamic. The area of generative manufacturing, with components manufactured using MPA technology, also has its own area in the 560 sqm exhibition booth.
The C 42 U MT dynamic from the HIGH-PERFORMANCE-LINE series combines the technologies milling and turning in a unique manner. The manufacture of a motor casing made of 1.2312 steel with a Ø of 600 mm, intended for aerospace engineering, demonstrates the technologies in a single clamping. Trochoidal turning is used as well and demonstrates the huge benefits of combining both processes in a single clamping.
Video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-TfqEt3wh0
With the C 32 U dynamic, Hermle presents another 5-axes machining centre from the HIGH-PERFORMANCE-LINE series. Here, the focus is on spindle power. The demo machining “Heavy-duty machining” impressively shows the superior performance. With a maximum speed of 15.000 rpm, 42 kW power and a torque of 148 NM, the spindle in combination with the highly rigid design of the C 32 in mineral casting technology shows the possibilities of intelligent milling strategies combined with state-of-the-art tool technology.
Video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ6hz8KQsPU
The Automation sector, which at Hermle’s currently accounts for approx. 30% of the machines delivered, is growing steadily: The forecast for the next few years sees an increase of up to 50% in machine delivered with automation.
Hermle presents two different automation solutions at the EMO.
The handling system HS flex adapted to a 5-axis machining centre C 400 of the PERFORMANCE-LINE series. On a modular basis, the HS flex can be equipped with several storage modules and can be extended by a second stage to form a multi-pallet system. When combined with the Hermle Automation Control System (HACS), HS flex offers enhanced flexibility and operator comfort.
The compact and modular robot system RS 05-2 with an installation area of only 2 sqm. A lot of know-how was put into the various storage solutions for the storage of the blanks. End users have at their disposal a wide range of different options, from individual die storage over Kanban storage and drawer storage to pallet storage. The RS 05-2 can be adapted to five different machine models by Hermle and is particularly suitable for customers in medical and precision engineering.
Video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHq436ORZs4
Machines on hire
Another machine model from the PERFORMANCE-LINE series, the Hermle C 650, can be seen live at the tool manufacturer’s YG-1 – in Hall 3, booth H06.
Also the tool manufacturer EmugeFranken opted for a Hermle C 42 U dynamic from the HIGH-PERFORMANCE-LINE series to present its tools in a live show in Hall 4, booth F16.