DMG MORI PRESENTS ROBO2GO AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS FOR PRODUCTIVE MULTI-MACHINE OPERATION
KG from Meschede has developed to become the world’s leading supplier of bolt tensioning technology for thread sizes from M16 upwards with the help of DMG MORI.
ITH regularly goes through new stages of evolution in production: early NC lathes, twin-spindle turning, 5-axis milling, turnmill technology and automation solutions. “We almost always find an optimal solution in the extensive DMG MORI machine portfolio – both where machines are concerned and on the automation side” claims Jörg Hohmann. ITH introduced automation in turning with the first Robo2Go on a CTX beta 800.
Robo2Go: Simple teach-in programming with predefined modules in < 15 min
There are now three Robo2Go’s that produce precision ITH components. Jörg Hohmann was particularly impressed with the simple teaching process of the latest robot generation via predefined program modules: “Its user-friendly operation minimizes setup times to less than 15 minutes so the automation can run unattended for long periods.” The Robo2Go is designed for chuck parts up to ø 170 mm and 250 mm in length and shaft parts of ø 150 × 950 mm maximum size. A guarding-free system with laser scanning of the working radius offers both the necessary safety as well as ergonomic access to the machine.
High-precision turning and sophisticated 6-sided complete machining
ITH produces threaded parts on its most recently installed CTX 2500 SY | 1250 (V6) – also with Robo2Go. The gain in productivity is dramatic, because the turning center is equipped with a counter-spindle, is extremely stable and has an 80-bar internal coolant supply. “This enables reliable and accurate machining of deep holes” explains Jörg Hohmann. Frank Hohmann highlights complete machining: “In this way we prevent the ”tourism of parts” with several machining steps on different machines.”
Healthy growth with productive manufacturing solutions
ITH has a vertical integration of over 90 percent. “This is the only way we can offer our customers such a high level of customization” explains Frank Hohmann. The brothers look optimistically to the future. We have our various customer sectors to thank for such optimism, says Jörg Hohmann: “We supply to relatively crisis- proof industries, together with which we intend to achieve healthy growth.” As a result, the company is continuously looking for ever more efficient manufacturing solutions in production in order to remain competitive.