Published on : Friday, April 20, 2018
Since the end of March, HOMAG has a completely new image — with a new logo, a new look, and modern machine design. Visitors to XYLEXPO can experience what is behind the “new HOMAG”. At the exhibition, HOMAG will make digitalisation and Industry 4.0 more tangible with automation solutions, from the first autonomous workshop concept to the Smart Factory.
On the technology platform in Hall 3, HOMAG will demonstrate technical innovations and solutions. With around 20 machines that are tapio-ready and cells live in action. At the new HOMAG Digital Tower visitors will be able to see new digital products and customized software to meet any requirement.
“Design meets digital”: HOMAG appeares at XYLEXPO with a new look
Visitors to XYLEXPO in Italy can see what was presented at HOLZ-HANDWERK for the first time. Adhering to the motto “Design meets digital”, HOMAG has made all of its machines more intuitive and unique for users. Operating the new generation of machines will be a unique experience thanks to the forward-thinking, function-oriented design and the innovative power of the machine’s operating system. HOMAG has also made product names a clearer structure. From now on, the name of each machine clearly states its function. For example, visitors to XYLEXPO will find HOMAG edge banding machines under the name EDGETEQ and machines from the saw technology range now all carry the name SAWTEQ.
“This year, a visit to the HOMAG stand is a must. On the one hand, visitors will see our new generation of machines with the new design. On the other hand, we are showing how our “ONE HOMAG” strategy is allowing us to align with the requirements of our customers even more. Solutions for digitalization, which allow you to have an overview of production at all times, are also very important. We are using advanced machine technologies, including a batch size 1 plant. tapio — the eco system for the entire woodworking industry — is also included. Visitors have really got something to look forward to. We look forward to seeing them!”
Walter Crescenzi, Managing Director HOMAG Italia S.p.A.
From the high-tech cutting cell for flexible batch size 1 furniture production, to packaging; at XYLEXPO, almost all components necessary for producing a piece of furniture are live in action. A special feature this year is a joint exhibition area with Makor to showcase the close, strategic collaboration in the development of surface processing solutions for the woodworking industry and trade.
The “autonomous cell”
Live in action at the XYLEXPO trade fair will be the first fully-autonomous workshop. It consists of two fully-automated cells. These cells are linked by a small autonomously working helper: An automated guided vehicle (TRANSBOT) which takes care of organizing part logistics between the cells. The “autonomous cell” is able to take full advantage of its flexibility in trade as well as in the industry, and opens up new options for production.
CELL 1: High-tech edging with integrated workpiece handling
The EDGETEQ S-500 edge banding machine offers maximum flexibility when combined with the LOOPTEQ O-600 return. The return conveyor and the edge banding machine are interconnected thanks to the woodFlex cell control system.
CELL 2: Robot management for the vertical CNC processing machine
With almost 100% uptime, a high degree of repeat accuracy and precise part handling: at XYLEXPO, a 6-axis robot will undertake automated parts handling for the DRILLTEQ V-500 vertical processing center.
CELL 3: Flexible interlinking thanks to an automated guided vehicleA small, autonomously working helper (automated guided vehicle (TRANSBOT)) connects the two fully-automated cells and supplies the drilling cell with finished stacks from the edging cell.
SOFTWARE: The ControllerMES production control system from HOMAG is the key to interconnected communication within the cell. It communicates universally with the individual control systems of the automated edge cell and the CNC robot cell, as well as the control system of the TRANSBOT.
Except these sections, HOMAG is gearing up with different segments for Xylexpo.
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