Best Practice: Automation in the Production


Demonstration of competitive advantages and economy at Cutting World in Essen

Digitalisation and automation in the production are currently billed as the remedy for lack of skilled staff as well as the shortage of energy and resources. However, what does it look like in practice and how can digitalisation solutions really bring competitive and economic advantages through the networking of machines and systems?

Messer Cutting Systems will answer these questions at Cutting World in Essen and show best practice solutions on their stand and at two technical lectures: Roger Kilian-Kehr, CDO Global, and Ingo Staudinger, Product Manager Material Handling and Laser, will focus on the competitive advantages of digitalisation and economies from automation in their lectures on April 25th at the thermal cutting day at Cutting World. Interested participants will have the opportunity afterwards to exchange views with the technical specialists on the Stand 8C112 in Hall 8.

Laser stays in ascendancy

The very fast developing laser technology plays a very important role in automation. Available laser powers have increased dramatically in a short time. The trend is reenforced by further technologies such as different beams forms and optimisation through gas mixtures.

With the new laser cutting machine ELEMENT L, Messer Cutting Systems makes possible performance jumps in laser technology. The combination of various features and powerful software ensures maximum productivity and performance. “We have developed a very special highly dynamic laser bevel unit for the ELEMENT L. It covers a range of inclination of +/- 50 degrees and is characterised by a greatly increased dynamics with focus on the cut quality. We no longer need to stop the machine for hole piercing. This naturally means a better efficiency and protects the machine as well”, summarises Ingo Staudinger. “The resulting increased output forces an acceleration of the unloading process. Thanks to the improved quality we can – wherever possible – also change to top side bevels. This leads to a drastic acceleration for manual sorting and reduces the error quotient for automated unloading of bevel parts to a minimum.”

Digitalisation is so simple

Roger Kilian-Kehr shows what competitive advantages are possible in contract manufacture from digitalisation and automation using impressive examples from practice. “Many companies have no idea how easy it is to get into digitalisation and how much even small steps can achieve”, the digitalisation expert explains.

“We have numerous customers who just started with individual processes and then built up further step by step. A modular solution concept is most suitable for this. Our modular approach includes various software modules which can be combined in such a way as to provide the appropriate solution to specific customer problems.”

Live Demos during Cutting World on Stand 8C112 in Hall 8

Visitors to Cutting World can find out, during the exhibition from 25th to 27th April on the Messer Cutting Systems stand, how metalworking companies can work ever faster and more purposefully in their production using this digital modular solution for relevant information in real time.

Here the digital offering covers the production process from creating quotations, via nesting plans and production planning right up to material handling, production monitoring and process analysis. With these solutions aligned to the customer, the company can optimise the metal processing of their processes, work more efficiently, reduce their costs and increase their productivity.

With their presence in Essen the company underlines not only their World-wide leading position as producer of cutting technology and the most modern cutting machines but also demonstrates once more their expertise with “Solutions beyond machines”.

For more information, please contact:

Messer Cutting Systems GmbH
Otto-Hahn-Straße 2-4
64823 Groß-Umstadt

Gudrun Schul
Tel.: (0 60 78) 7 87 -0

Fig. 1: Digitalisation of the production with OmniFab Machine Insight

Fig. 2: The new, highly dynamic laser bevel cutting unit Bevel-U enables the production of precise and consistently accurate bevel parts – a big advantage in weld preparation for automated robot welding.

Digital Information and Process Technologies from MesserSoft

In Industry 4.0, production interlocks with the most modern information and communication technology. Machines and software from a single source ensure maximum utilization of existing resources.

The modular software portfolio from MesserSoft integrates Messer cutting machines into business and production processes in the best possible way and supports key functions throughout the entire workflow. Traditionally, the entry into digitization is made via work preparation with OmniWin and OmniBevel. The solutions are integrated by the OmniFab Suite, the digital support for operators, production managers, process analysts and service technicians. Messer machines and MesserSoft digitalization solutions thus guarantee the perfect introduction to Industry 4.0.

MesserSoft is a wholly owned subsidiary of Messer Cutting Systems and our portfolio combines all the software products of the group under one roof. Our core competence is the integration of Messer machines into the business processes of leading cutting companies world-wide.

As a well-established team of experts with high IT and cutting competence, we are closely networked with the global resources and the competence centers of Messer Cutting Systems. This is why we can react quickly and precisely to your needs. With us, you will always find the best solution for your production. With efficiency advantages in production and operation.

Machine, software and service from a single source as an integrated total solution.