Biesse Automaction at Xylexpo 2018: systems, software and services for the automation and digitalisation of the factory
Automaction is the new concept which provides the inspiration for Biesse's participation in Xylexpo 2018: 3000 square metres of 4.0-ready technology and innovation.
"The brainchild of the Thinkforward business philosophy, Automaction perfectly epitomises the practical, concrete nature of Biesse solutions for the creation of an automated and interconnected production process. Actions not words, products and no longer prototypes, numbers and results!" declares Federico Broccoli, Biesse Wood Division Director/Sales - Subsidiaries Division Director. “And Automaction's numbers are precisely what conveys the real value that our products and services deliver: with more than 45,000 customers worldwide, we perform more than 10,000 demos every year in Biesse showrooms and branches across Italy, and boast more than 1,000 plants worldwide, designed and developed by the BiesseSystem team. In addition, we offer over 100 different models of machine for each type of wood and technological material machining operation, and over 300 different sizes of machine to meet the personal needs of each customer” concludes Broccoli.
Companies from all over the world have chosen Biesse for its ability to accompany customers through the process of digitalisation of activities and automisation of production, with concrete solutions such as SOPHIA, B_AVANT, Robot and a complete range of panel handling systems and made-to-measure solutions for turnkey factories.
Visitors to the fair will be able to experience the cutting-edge technological innovation that characterises Biesse and test the tools that enable customers to obtain greater value from machines.
In addition to the numerous technologies present on the stand dedicated to the entire range of woodworking processes, Biesse will also be presenting the new features of the IoT - SOPHIA app, designed to bring major improvements to the personalised interaction with the customer in accordance with the machine in use, enabling significant reductions in the time taken to provide assistance.
Furthermore, 3 different integrated processes with 4 robots will be on display at Xylexpo, offering unrivalled levels of system customisation and flexibility, two key requirements in the world of production today.
Specifically, these solutions will include a Rover A with Robot designed for automatic loading and unloading of panels, enabling the cell to work in total autonomy, flanked by the Stream MDS with Robot for unloading the processed panels and moving them on to the subsequent production processes.
Finally, the all-new Viet Opera R2 will also be present, capable of machining 2 rows of panels in parallel, loaded into the machine via 2 fully-integrated robots.
Indeed, robots are solutions that combine versatility, efficiency and high return on investment; these technologies are easy to use, extremely precise and capable of working independently.
Of the various innovations dedicated to the automation of factories that Biesse offers its customers, B_AVANT is of particular note - the supervisory system for the integrated and efficient management of all production flows, in accordance with processing requirements.
“For Biesse, Xylexpo is a landmark event and a point of reference for the international wood industry, in which we invest heavily. For us, this trade fair represents a global showcase of enormous value. It enables us to demonstrate to visitors to the event just how concrete and tangible the technologies we develop are, and the ways in which our machines can increase the competitive value of our customers, helping them to stand out in the market" declares Raphaël Prati , Director of Marketing and Communications for Biesse Group.