This year’s EMO in Hanover has been a successful exhibition for WALDRICH COBURG. The good response is a solid basis for continuing the upswing and the good order situation from the year to date. “Despite declining visitor numbers among our competitors, this development was not noticeable at our booth. For us, the EMO is an important step for further good economic development,” says Managing Director Uwe Herold, summing up positively.
The EMO was held under the guiding themes of networking and sustainability. For one week, WALDRICH COBURG presented the almost unlimited variety of its medium-sized portfolio of portal milling machines with the TAURUS Universum in Hall 13 at Stand B29 in Hanover. In doing so, WALDRICH COBURG set itself apart from the competition: “No one has the topic of large machines so prominently as a leading theme,” Uwe Herold points out the focus.
More speed, more power, more individuality
For the Coburg-based company, the TAURUS family is a mainstay in the company’s more than 100-year history. With speeds up to 30,000 rpm, power up to 70 kW and torque up to max. 1,500 Nm, the WALDRICH COBURG machines offer an increased performance spectrum and thus even more possibilities for the customers’ production processes.
With a variety of gantry and table sizes, as well as the ability to configure different milling units, the company offers customers a tailored and unique combination of flexibility, modularity and maximum precision. An extensive spindle selection also covers a wide range of machining options for both steel and cast iron cutting as well as high speed cutting.
Thorsten Steinle, CCO sees this as an important step forward: “A new scalable machine system enables expanded performance and thus increasing customer benefits. The increased performance parameters guarantee customers greater flexibility as far as workpiece machining is concerned.”
The 2 series TAURUS and TAURUS Gemini are thus used to create individual machine concepts that are precisely adapted to the needs of the customer. The new concept that WALDRICH COBURG successfully presented at EMO is as individual as the machines themselves.
More customer benefits through networking
New networking options open up new areas of business. The latest technology is used to provide customers with a modern, effective and optionally digitally controlled manufacturing process. Thus, the machines are equipped with the latest controls, more precisely the TNC 7 from Heidenhain and the SINUMERIK ONE from Siemens. They also have UPC/UA and Umati interfaces.
Standardized interfaces make it possible to integrate WALDRICH COBURG machines into existing production lines and to interlink several machines from different manufacturers. “This gives customers the option of integrating a high-performance machine tool from our company into an existing production line at any time in order to improve their own production process,” says Thorsten Steinle, pleased with the growing approaches to cooperation with customers.
A high priority is given to service. The further development of digital services, together with machine innovations, will bring significant added value in the future.
Responsibility towards the environment and the topic of sustainability have a high priority. That is why the company has firmly anchored this issue in its corporate values.
The products reflect this with their long service life, through sustainable service and energy efficiency. The company pays attention to the use of recyclable materials such as cast iron and steel in manufacturing. In addition, plastic parts are largely dispensed with. The auxiliary units used to operate the machines have a shutdown mode and only run at the required power when needed. Customers are thus offered high-quality and sustainable products. A retrofit creates the possibility for a 2nd machine life. To conserve resources, it is important to further improve the recycling of materials.
For Managing Director Uwe Herold, sustainability is a core issue: “We have invested a lot in the development of our products and the site for this purpose. The next step is to focus on the recyclability of our product and the materials used in the machining process.”
“Despite fewer visitors overall and the reduction in exhibitor space in the halls, WALDRICH COBURG was able to score points with many domestic and international guests,” says a satisfied Thorsten Steinle.
It will be important to take up the new leading themes of the machine tool industry more strongly and to make them visible through appropriate innovation.