TRUMPF Showcases Sheet Metal Trends at Blechexpo 2021

Ditzingen, Germany – TRUMPF GmbH + Co KG will showcase new sheet metal production solutions at Blechexpo, October 26-29, 2021, in Stuttgart. These include automation and digitalization technologies that allow processes to be organized much more efficiently before and after machining.

Along with networked machines, software, and services, the company will demonstrate at the expo a solution that automatically prepares parts for welding while they are still being cut. In addition, the company will reveal for the first time a compact, fully automated swivel bending machine capable of processing even thick sheets with ease. It will also show how entry-level solutions can be used to set up and network existing machine parks for the future at the world’s leading trade fair for sheet metal processing.

At Blechexpo, the company will highlight how companies can gain a competitive advantage by implementing networked solutions throughout the sheet metal process chain. For example, it will outline digital assistants that use artificial intelligence to provide even better support to employees, such as when sorting sheet metal parts. Existing machinery can also be retrofitted to be future-ready. The company is also presenting a “service app” that assists employees in service cases, such as automatic spare part recognition, digital instructions, or live support with video function from TRUMPF customer service on-site.

Stephan Mayer, CEO Machine Tools, TRUMPF, said, “Unproductive secondary activities account for 80 percent of the throughput time of an order. Even simple automation solutions increase manufacturing efficiency enormously. Companies can better utilize their machines and increase their productivity. As a solution provider for networked manufacturing, we can make a significant improvement in this regard.”

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