HEDELIUS impresses visitors with its customer-focused appearance at the trade fair, featuring machining centres operating live.
EMO 2017, the world’s leading trade fair for metal processing, saw 85 percent more industry visitors than four years ago learning about the products and services of HEDELIUS Maschinenfabrik GmbH. One in every six visitors was from abroad. Managing Director Dennis Hempelmann sees this as a thoroughly positive development: “We have substantially increased our presence in Hanover, both in terms of the size of our stand and the number of staff on hand, which almost doubled. It has definitely paid off for us. We had animated discussions with our customers and interested parties on every day of the trade fair. I am very thankful for this.“ Once again, the EMO has shown that HEDELIUS not only supplies the right products for a number of different sectors, but is also seen as a reliable partner.
A leader in two realms of 5-axis machining
With a total of eight 5-axis machining centres, HEDELIUS Maschinenfabrik GmbH presented a cross-section of its machining range at the EMO. “HEDELIUS masters 5-axis machining like no other company, whether our centres feature a pivotable main spindle or a rotary/tilt table,” asserts Dennis Hempelmann. Determining the right machine concept depends exclusively on the user’s requirements.
Different milling techniques live
An RotaSwing 505 K and an RotaSwing 605 K20 from the RotaSwing range with a rotary table for 5-axis simultaneous machining were showcased here. Visitors to the trade fair were also able to see a Tiltenta 6-Single, Tiltenta 6-2300 and Tiltenta 7-2600 from the Tiltenta range with a pivotable main spindle, which is ideal for the vertical machining of long and heavy parts, with some of them in live operation. Highlights included the ACURA 65, a 5-axis machining centre with a rotary/tilt table, which is high-performance and also extremely compact. Different milling techniques, such as high-feed milling, slot cutting and reaming, were demonstrated live. This allowed visitors to get an insight into the capabilities of HEDELIUS machining centres, which draw upon the rock-solid design of the machines and their remarkable stability.
New additions to the Tiltenta series
While it was not shown live in operation at the fair, the Tiltenta 9-2600 was advertised as a new addition to the Tiltenta range, with bigger travels of 2,600 x 900 x 900 mm. This machining centre will be shown live in operation at the big Anniversary In-House Exhibition on 19 and 20 October 2017 at HEDELIUS in Meppen.
Digitisation with Siemens and Heidenhain
Reflecting the EMO slogan of “Connecting systems for intelligent production”, the control manufacturer Siemens exhibited an ACURA 65 at its stand in order to showcase a holistic approach to digitisation, covering software and hardware. Digitisation was also under the spotlight at the stand of another German control manufacturer, the company Heidenhain. In conjunction with the VDW, an ACURA 65 was presented in the industrie 4.0 area. The focus here was on digitalising production using “Connected Machining”.