Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH (SW) will be present at AMB – The World of Mechanical Engineering 2018, taking place in September between the 18th and 22nd in Stuttgart. Ahead of the international exhibition for metalworking, SW offers a preview of its products.
SW is expanding its portfolio with an additional plug-and-play- capable manufacturing cell: The complete system, which will be presented at this year’s AMB. It consists of a BA 3 series 2-spindle machining centre, a loading module with integrated 6-axis robot, and a vertical pallet storage unit for raw and finished parts.
The module is completely flanged onto the basic machine in the SW plant, enabling loading and unloading of the machining centre in parallel to machining time; therefore making it possible to achieve especially short start-up times at the customer site. The machine, robot and workpiece storage are designed as a crane hook solution to meet specific customer needs. The robot provides more freedom of motion, while the pallet storage allows for manual loading of tools into the machine requiring very little space.
SW is also showing the machining of housing for the control electronics of an electric drive to demonstrate that its solutions also boost productivity many times over in unsupervised shifts. It also contributes to the uniform service concept called life:. Consisting of a total of six service modules – academy, startUp, data, help, parts and upgrade – combined together to form a circuit, life services are taken into account already in the project planning phase to achieve maximum availability over the entire life of the machine.
Moreover, SW has developed its own Cloud solution, which will be presented at AMB. The SW CloudPlatform gives customers transparent and user-friendly access to the machine information and process data of their machining centres. Continuous performance monitoring of machining centres ensures greater transparency over the entire manufacturing process.