Bystronic UK’s hosted a three-day open house held at their Coventry showroom in September 2017. The theme of the event was innovation, automation and integration to support the smart factory of the future, as sheet metalworking machinery, notably CNC laser cutters, press brakes and water jet cutting machines.
Visitors were able to see many of the latest technological advances and witness presentations and practical demonstrations. The event also allowed engineers to catch up on advances announced at Bystronic’s Competence Days held in June at group headquarters in Niederoenz.
They included manufacturing software, MES, which is being developed in collaboration with Spanish company, Lantek; ByCockpit, an Industry 4.0-compatible app that monitors sheet metal machining processes in real time; a new rotary axis for processing tube on a ByStar Fiber flat-bed laser cutting machine; and Xpert 80, a new press brake that can be moved around a factory by fork lift truck, yet offers a generous bending capacity of 80 tonnes over 1.5 metres in a footprint of less than three square metres.
David Larcombe Bystronic UK’s managing director commented, “There is a continued, robust confidence in UK manufacturing and there remains an appetite to invest in our recent technical innovations and in the future. This was clearly demonstrated by the large number of visitors that attended the event and the level of confidence that they showed.”