Whenever containers are lifted by trucks, large excavator shovels are swiveled or heavy containers are tilted at production plants, powerful rotary drives are to thank! The number of application examples for this technology is almost unlimited. As market leader in this sector, HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH with headquarters in Wächtersbach, Hesse relies on vertical hobbing machines from EMAG Richardon – major gearing is created with their help. These specialists have recently acquired a new machine of this type for their production site in Neukirch, Saxony. In the following interview, HKS Production Manager Mario Vogt explains why they made this investment decision and what technological challenges stand out in this process.
Data analysis and artificial intelligent are essential for the future of mechanical engineering. That is why the EMAG Group invested in anacision Gmbh from Karlsruhe, Germany last year – with the goal of developing AI products and solutions for the mechanical engineering industry. We spoke with Mr. Andreas Kühne, Senior Data Scientist at anacision, about its joint presence at the EMO with EMAG.
“Smart technologies drive tomorrow’s production!” That is the motto for EMO 2019 in Hanover, Germany. But we believe that smart people, and not just smart technologies, are what matters—and we need to bring those people together to talk.
So, at the EMAG Group’s booth, we will be focusing not just on networked technologies, but also on networking with our visitors.
To give you a preview of who you really should talk to at the EMO, over the next few weeks we will be publishing regular interviews with the EMAG experts who will be there in person.
The production of turbocharger components is one of the most challenging tasks in automotive engineering and EMAG has created a complete line solution that delivers both speed and precision.
Networking @ EMO: A Series of Interviews with EMAG Group Experts
“Smart technologies drive tomorrow’s production!” That is the motto for EMO 2019 in Hannover, Germany. But, we are convinced that not only are smart technologies important, but smart people are also important! And it is essential that these people come together to talk to one another.
That is why we will not only focus on networked technologies at the EMAG Group’s booth, but also on networking with our visitors.
To allow you to plan ahead and figure out who you need to speak with at EMO, we will be releasing a series of interviews in the coming weeks with our industry experts that will be attending EMO.
In the past year, for the first time ever, more than 2 million electric vehicles were sold worldwide as reported by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). With 60% of the worldwide demand, China is the main driver of this development.
Large components and complex geometries—in heavy machining, this combination is far from being rare and always synonymous with a high expenditure of time and rising costs. The reason is that the various machining processes from turning to gear cutting are frequently performed in different machines that are not entirely interlinked with one another.
With its vertical turning/milling center VMC 450-5 MT, EMAG Leipzig breaks the vicious circle in an impressive manner: All turning, milling, drilling and gear cutting processes take place in a single machining area. To achieve this, the machine is equipped with five axes. This results in shorter throughput times and a minimal tooling effort—with increasing component quality and diversity.
How can commonly mass-produced transmission components, such as planetary gears be produced even more efficiently? The EMAG Group provides a customized answer to this question with the development of the twin-spindle pick-up turning center, VL 1 TWIN. It machines two identical components simultaneously in the same machining area. This technology opens up a wide range of possibilities: When two machines are combined in a line, the planetary gear can be machined from two sides—and all that is completed with shorter cycle times. What exactly does the line solution for planetary gears look like?
Presentations at the EMAG Group’s 2019 Technology Forum
Part 3: Tomorrow’s Mobility—Connected Cars
A guest presentation by Prof. Stefan Bratzel, Center of Automotive Management
Over the next few weeks, this multi-part series will be detailing the contributions of our guest speakers at the EMAG Group’s Technology Forum, to be held on May 15 and 16 in Salach, Germany.
In this blog, we’d like to present the contribution made by Prof. Stefan Bratzel, Director of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). The CAM is an independent scientific institute for empirical automotive and mobility research, as well as, for strategic advice at the FHDW (university of applied sciences) in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. The institute’s research mainly focuses on questions for the future, such as e-mobility, networked vehicles, mobility services and autonomous driving. In addition, the Center of Automotive Management jointly awards the yearly AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award together with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and thus rewards the year’s most innovative car manufacturer and supplier. The AutomotiveINNOVATIONS study identifies the future trends of automotive groups based on the CAM database of technical innovations in the automotive field.
Presentations at the EMAG Group’s 2019 Technology Forum
Part 4: Low-Emission Zones and Diesel Bans—Opportunities for an E-Mobile Future?
A guest presentation given by Prof. Matthias Klingner, Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems
Over the next few weeks, this multi-part series will be going into detail about the contributions of our guest speakers at the EMAG Group’s Technology Forum, to be held on May 15 and 16 in Salach, Germany.
In this blog, we’d like to present information about the contribution to be made by Prof. Matthias Klingner, Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (IVI). The Fraunhofer IVI in Dresden, Germany, conducts research in the fields of vehicle and drive technology, as well as intelligent transport systems all the way to the areas of materials planning and logistics. The institute has also contributed to the development of the German mobile ticketing system, HandyTicket Deutschland, and has shown how e-mobility can be implemented in a meaningful way in public transportation with AutoTram® Extra Grand and the quick-charging electric bus.