GROB-WERKE will be showcasing technology innovations and three new machine generations over an area of 1,700 m² at EMO 2017 in Hanover from September 18 to 23, 2017. GROB’s highlights at the trade show will fully reflect the motto of EMO 2017: “connecting systems for intelligent production”. The company’s innovations in the universal machine sector include the next development stage of the G-module series (with and without pallet changer) and the new GROB rotary storage system for the G350 and G550 – Generation 2 machines. GROB will also be showcasing a new gantry concept for system machines, a machine concept for machining chassis and structural parts, a new, forward-looking operating concept and a new version of GROB's production software GROB-NET4Industry at stand B04 in Hall 12 during EMO 2017. GROB's stand at the trade show will be packed full of surprises and visitors will also be able to find out about the company’s global service offering and new financing concept.
A successful decade of universal machines
A G350 with a horizontal spindle position was unveiled for the first time at EMO back in 2007. Today, ten years later, the five-axis universal machining center is a market success and has also helped establish five-axis technology across the global mechanical engineering sector. Highlighting the latest developments on the “universal machine” front, GROB will be presenting live chipping demos with market-proven, next-generation machine concepts. With a host of options available including milling and turning technology, an optional pallet changer, a rotary pallet storage system, automation and a new operating panel, the five-axis universal machining centers can be flexibly adapted and expanded for every application. The G350 and G550 - Generation 2 machines with the GROB rotary pallet storage system and the latest generation G350T with milling and turning technology will be further highlights at the show.
Double-spindle machines with an integrated pallet changer for targeted application scenarios
A double-spindle G-module with an integrated pallet changer and two motor spindles with a cross-feed device are core elements of a GROB solution that will be a particular highlight for current and potential customers with medium to high volume requirements. Originally the result of individual developments, these two components deliver optimum productivity and have been combined to create one harmonious concept. As always, this is based on the kinematic design of the dual-spindle G-module with the vertical axis located on the work piece side - a concept that has proven itself over many years.
Innovations from production for production
GROB-WERKE will also be unveiling the new G500F/G600F and G520F F series, the first machines of this kind worldwide in single- and double-spindle versions for machining large structural parts. Visitors to the trade show will also have the chance to see the new G600F machine concept.
As a further highlight, GROB-WERKE will be showcasing an interlinked system with a sixth generation linear gantry at EMO. GROB is taking a major step towards digitalization and networking with its GROB-NET4Industry software, which features ten modules aimed at digitalizing and networking production systems. The HMI concept that the company is showcasing at the trade show also meets all Industry 4.0 requirements in day-to-day operations. A multifunctional user interface plus targeted support for specific applications open the way for paperless production and ergonomic, intuitive machine operation.
GROB service concept
The company has restructured its service area in order to respond even more efficiently to customer queries in future. A dedicated online shop known as “GROB4Care” was developed as part of this restructuring. Customers can use the shop to purchase spare parts quickly and easily at any time - regardless of actual business hours. The automotive segment is also being expanded in response to the rising importance of retrofitting - a trend that is being fueled by uncertainties regarding the future of the automotive market. GROB has the expertise and experience to provide customers with the best advice when it comes to refurbishing, modifying and retrofitting machines.
GROB financial services
GROB is enhancing its financial services and will be presenting an innovative form of financing at EMO that is specifically tailored to the needs and requirements of universal machine customers. The financing solution offers minimum risk and maximum flexibility. More detailed information will be available at the GROB trade show stand.
Electric mobility by GROB for the automotive industry
GROB will also be presenting its enhanced portfolio for its new “electric mobility” business segment at EMO. GROB has expanded its existing know-how on electric mobility through the acquisition of the Italian company DMG meccanica, a leading machinery and plant manufacturer for electric motors. This move has enabled GROB to become a highly competent service provider and contact partner for the automotive sector. GROB maintains direct dialog with the industry in order to develop projects, technologies and innovations in this new business field. At EMO, GROB will show visitors how it is the right partner to act as a general contractor for further major projects focusing on complete powertrains for hybrid and fully electric drives. And, above all, why GROB offers machines and systems for electric powertrains and how it can reliably manufacture these for series production in future.