Production Machining

MAY 2018

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Cobots are Coming to the Precision Turned Parts Industry S imodec 2018, the international bar turning machine tool show located in La Roche-Sur-Foron, France, came at the right time. Held from March 6-9 this year, the busy halls that hosted more than 300 exhibitors were buzzing, reflecting the healthy state of the French precision-turned parts industry. According to the French association, SNDEC (Syndicat National due Décolletage), turnover increased by 5 percent in 2017 compared with 2016, and the association expects similar growth figures when comparing 2017 with 2018. Created in 1954, Simodec reflects the dynamic nature and high performance of the Rhône-Alpes Auvergne region, France's top mechanical region, in partic- ular, the "Technical Valley" in the Arve Valley between Chamonix and Geneva. is houses more than 800 small and medium-sized industrial companies in mechanical and bar turning subcontracting. emed "e Human at the Heart of the Industry," this year's show focused on people, recruitment and education, but also on man-machine interaction, connected machining, Industry 4.0 and automation, robotics and particularly cobotics. e industry is experiencing a rapid increase in quantity and capability of robots on shop floors. By integrating them into existing production environments, robots collaborate with humans. By Barbara Schulz :: The Stäubli robot is part of Cetim-CTDEC's Usitronic project, which aims to automate and intel- ligently connect bar feeding, machin- ing, parts washing and inspection processes. CASE IN POINT 40 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: MAY 2018

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