When the AMB opens its doors from 18 to 22 September in Stuttgart for the nineteenth time, GROB-WERKE will once again be among the exhibitors. This time, GROB's stand, covering almost 500 m², is located in the newly constructed Hall 10 (Paul Horn Hall), Stand B11. In addition to four universal machining centers, GROB will also be showcasing impressive automation solutions and presenting the advanced developments of its GROB-NET4Industry software technology.
Mindelheim/Stuttgart. For the sixth time already, GROB will present itself at the AMB in Stuttgart. 2008 saw GROB's premiere at this important international exhibition for the metalworking sector. That year GROB-WERKE presented the G350, a first generation 5-axis universal machining center. Two years later the company showcased the G550 – the "big brother" and next development stage of the 5-axis universal machining centers. The AMB 2016 marked the beginning of a new era. During this fair, the second generation of the G350 was successfully showcased. Today, GROB offers an entire series with the G350, G550, G750 and G1050. The G350, G550 and G750 machines are also available as milling and turning version and with automation system.
Trend towards automation
This year, GROB will present 5-axis universal machining centers and a two-spindle, G-series machine at the AMB in Stuttgart. Besides these machine types, the mechanical engineering company is also focusing on the field of automation. A 5-axis universal machining center is for example being expanded by a rotary pallet storage system (PSS-R) and an additional tool magazine TM200, to form a flexible manufacturing cell that offers optimum entry to automated, highly efficient production. GROB, then, is not only offering a second development stage universal machining center that is easy to use, the company is also taking the logical step towards complete automation solutions.
The latest generation of universal machining centers – High-tech in compact format
Pure technology in the smallest space. The second generation of the GROB universal machining centers is characterized by a modern, revamped machine design and several new components. The result is an entire range of benefits for GROB customers. The second G350 generation boasts significantly improved dynamics, reduced idle and chip-to-chip times, increased tool magazine capacity as well as its revamped machine design. Thanks to the innovative double disk-type tool magazine, the tool length has been increased from 365 to 550 mm and the machine's external dimensions has been significantly reduced due to a more compact design.
With its unique machine concept, the 5-axis universal machining centers offer all customers in the machining sector almost limitless possibilities for milling parts made of the most diverse materials. No matter whether in aerospace, mechanical engineering, toolmaking and mold design industries, automotive or medical sectors – GROB universal machining centers are optimized to meet diverse requirements in various industries, all being made from the same module range.
Equipped for the future – Industry 4.0
More important now than ever before, Industry 4.0 is set to be a focal point at the AMB. The GROB-NET4Industry software technology uses web technology to create cross-plant transparency throughout the production process. The applications within GROB-Net4Industry modularly developed by GROB, network and digitalize production processes to facilitate paperless communication – for even greater productivity and availability. By using GROB-NET4Industry and the associated machine network, a productivity increase of up to 30 percent can be achieved.