Press Tour at Biesse booth: a journey into the factory of the future
A crowd of journalists visited today the 2000 m2 of exposition space at Biesse booth for an up-close look at integrated installations, equipment for machining both solid wood and regular panels, and new software modules that simplify the task of managing manufacturing processes. Biesse has set out to prove that anyone can seize the opportunities afforded by the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
“We have taken on the 4.0 Revolution to help our clients, and our "4.0 ready" technology, achieve the efficiency levels that are, more than ever, a fundamental requirement for remaining competitive in an increasingly global market. We fully believe in this unstoppable industrial process - indeed, so much so that we are dedicated to spreading the culture of automation among all of our customers, even medium-sized and smaller companies, in order to guide them on the path to increased competitiveness," says Federico Broccoli, Wood/Sales Division Director and Subsidiaries Division Manager, welcoming the journalists.
"Biesse is perfectly in sync with the advantages of this revolution and aims to merge the large-scale figures of the assembly line with personalisation and with the value of artisan-ship. In a world where making personalisation and quality available at increasingly lower prices has become the secret to success, factories are going digital: the machines communicate amongst themselves via automation systems and interaction software, and can "imagine" the product, simulate construction and carry out tests before it has even been made” - commented Raphaël Prati, Marketing and Communications Director for Biesse Group who guided the tour.
During the visit journalists could appreciate automation and 4.0 solutions for woodworking processing and the bLab where the intelligence behind the machine is created. Here they were welcomed by Paolo Tarchioni, Biesse Group Innovation Director who told how Biesse is approaching to the Internet of Things (IoT), illustrated by the Machine Knowledge Center pilot project, developed in collaboration with Accenture and Microsoft. The project allows for remote control of machines, planning maintenance operations efficiently, and providing operators with advice on how to optimise production and make the most of the machine's potential.