Mindelheim/Hanover. GROB-WERKE will not just be showing off technological innovations and further developments, such as three new generations of machines, at EMO 2017 in Hanover, it will also be premièring its new "Electromobility" Division. In addition to these technological highlights, GROB-WERKE will also be showcasing its successful development over recent years on its booth, which covers some 1700 m². The GROB Group has continued to grow worldwide and, at the same time, explore new, challenging markets. "A development that reflects our claim of being a competent and dependable partner to our customers right around the world”, said German Wankmiller, chairman of the GROB management board, explaining the strategy. "This is growth that could only be safeguarded through extensive international investments!"
Not just technical innovations
GROB's stand at EMO 2017 really embodies the trade fair's motto of "Connecting systems for intelligent production". The innovations in the universal machines range include the next stage in the development of the G-module series with and without a pallet changer, as well as the new GROB rotary magazine for the G350 and G550 – Generation 2.
New concepts, such as the telescopic gantry for fully automated loading and unloading, the completely newly developed machining center for frame and structure machining or the new double-spindle model with an inspection window on the side specially designed for machining chassis parts, offer the promise of smart and future-safe solutions in the systems business.
The new landmark operating concept and the advancement of the GROB-NET4Industry production software are the innovations in the area of "New technologies".
Elaborate demonstrations and complex workpiece machining tasks will be performed on all machines and installations.
Comprehensive service offer
Visitors to our stand at the event can find out all about GROB's worldwide Service Division and about our new finance package, as well as about the new training concept for "GROB assembly plants". The Service Division has broadened its range of products extensively and can now deal with inquiries from customers even more quickly. A package has also been developed in the area of finance which meets customer requirements and can be tailored to suit their specific needs. In addition to the previous training courses in the area of system and universal machines, there are now modules available which have been designed for customers of assembly plants. Consequently, GROB can now provide its customers with a comprehensive service portfolio worldwide.
EMO – the most important platform for GROB for years
GROB-WERKE has always managed to present milestones at the EMO. For instance, when it celebrated the European première of the G-series in Hanover in 2005 or, two years later, when the first of GROB's universal machines, the G350, was unveiled. Two technology premieres which would not only fundamentally influence German mechanical engineering, but GROB as well. GROB-WERKE wowed visitors in 2011 with its innovative milling and turning technology and with the highlight of the event, the new GROB automation concept with an even faster loading portal. As a supplement to their non-hydraulic machine tool, GROB presented a fully electromechanical pallet changer. And two years later, in 2013, GROB-WERKE had visitors to Hanover captivated again at the demonstration of a system installation in which single and dual-spindle G-modules were linked by a linear portal with parallel kinematics. All the machines, as well as the grippers for the linear portal, were hydraulics-free. When the EMO made its scheduled return to Milan in 2015, central to it were the latest second generation of universal machines, the newly developed pallet rotary magazine and the GROB-NET4Industry production software.