EMO, the metalworking equipment tradeshow, runs from 17-22 September 2007 at the Hannover Fairgrounds in Germany

The EMO (Exposition Mondiale de la Machine Outil) manufacturing equipment tradeshow takes place every other year, twice consecutively in Hannover and once in Milan. As usual the entire range of products and services for metalworking technology will be on display with special emphases on cutting, splitting, milling and metal forming machine tools, manufacturing systems, precision tools, automation components, computer technology, industrial electronics and accessories.

The 2007 exhibition is being organised by VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken e.V) under the patronage of the European Committee for Cooperation of the Machine Tool Industries (CECIMO). At the 2005 show there were over 160,000 trade visitors from 82 different countries viewing exhibits from 2,000 companies from 39 different nations. There is usually a large contingent of the overseas visitors and automotive OEMs and suppliers are well represented. Over 8,500 young people visited a special youth display to check out the latest technology and career prospects in machine tools and production engineering.

Cross Hüller
http://www.crosshuellerex-cell-olamb.com, http://www.magpowertrain. com
Hall 12, Booth A 36

Cross Hüller will be represented by MAG Powertrain who builds on the international reputation of Cross Hüller, Ex-Cell-O and Lamb to develop manufacturing solutions that meet the demanding requirements of their global customers. With a mixture of German engineering, the agile systems, transfer lines and special machines produced by MAG Powertrain deliver measurable productivity enhancements.

At MAG Powertrain, competitive advantage is the product of expertise and creativity guided by the insights developed through intensive market observation and close collaboration with customers. This combination has produced breakthrough technologies like agile systems that address the changing needs of their automotive customers. Global competition also requires a longer-term vision that includes flexible, re-configurable production equipment and facilities with minimal life-cycle costs and maximum productivity.

Danobat Group
Hall 11, Stand B24, Hall 16, Stand C15, Hall 17, Stand B20

The Danobat Group, incorporated in the Machine Tools division of Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa, consists of eight industrial companies:

  • Danobat: grinding machines, lathes and saws
  • Danobat Sistemas: special machines, tranfer lines, flexible cells and high speed machining centers
  • Estarta: Centreless grinding machines
  • Goimek: High precision machining
  • Goiti: Punching and folding machines, and laser
  • Lealde: LathesSoraluce: Milling machines and milling centres
  • Dano-rail: Railway wheel-set diagnosis and overhaul (machining).

The following grinding machines, lathes and saws will be on display at EMO Hannover:

The Danobat-Estarta range including: Estarta 315 FV, DAN-VTG, MC-41, HG-72, ID 200, IRD 400 and FG-600.

http:// www.emag.com
Hall 17, Stand C33

SW (Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen), the EMAG Group’s technology centre and centre of excellence for the machining of prismatic workpieces, will present its new BA 321 machining centre at EMO.

The application range for this machine, either as a standalone or part of a manufacturing system, covers the threeand four-spindle machining of smaller workpieces in steel, cast iron and aluminium.

The machine has two work spindles with a power rating of 32kW each and a speed of 4,200rpm at 40 per cent duty cycle. Each spindle has HSK-63 tool receptors. The chain magazine has a capacity of 2x20 tools. A larger version with 2x32 tool stations is available as an optional extra.

Tornos Gurutzpe
http:// www.tornos.com, http://www.gurutzpe.com/
Hall 17, Stand C18, Hall 17, Stand F25

Tornos Gurutzpe is one of the main manufacturers of Horizontal CNC winches in Europe. Since the company started in 1961, with the manufacture of the conventional model M1, to the latest generation Gurutzpe CNC winches, it has sold more than 5,000 winches worldwide. Tornos Gurutzpe also makes sliding-head lathes, sliding-head autos and Swiss autos.

At EMO Hannover they will be showing their A-10000, A-1600 machines. The company has adapted its range of CNC horizontal lathes to the mechanisation and manipulation of work pieces. Gurutzpe has been manufacturing lathes for more than 40 years. They have sold more than 10,000 machines around the world, allowing them to use this experience to combine innovation in their research and development.

Hexagon Metrology
http:// www.hexagonmetrology.com, http://www.leitzmetrology. com
Hall 5, Stand E36

Germany’s Hexagon Metrology makes high precision Leitz coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and gear inspection systems. It will be displaying a selection of its latest high performance CMMs and gear inspection systems including the new LSP-X1 probe head.
The probe head X-series is being developed to suit the requirements of moving portal measuring machines. This configuration has beneficial dynamic characteristics even during continuous scanning, providing optimised and balanced measuring qualities. All standard measurements are available including single point-probing, self-centering and continuous high-speed scanning for quick, very precise form and profile measurements.

Hexagon’s new Leitz PMM-G CMMs and gear inspection centres offer high accuracy even for large workpieces and gears up to 4,000mm diameter.

Hall 25, Stand G32

Kabelschlepp supplies steel, highgrade stainless steel and solid plastic cable carriers and plastic cable carriers with aluminium stays (hybrid cable carriers), in standard sizes or tailormade to an individual customer’s requirements.

Products on display include:

  • The Uniflex 1455 with 26mm inside height
  • Rail Cable Carrier – RCC: 500m travel length without sag
  • Master LC 60 with new frame stays
  • Uniflex 1555 with external dampers
  • Life-Line safety cables
  • Flex-Cover – the light, stable link apron cover
  • Protect-panel system: with roof elements that are secure on all sides, new roof constructions and space-saving telescopic sliding doors.

If you are unable to visit their stand the company is offering a virtual exhibition booth where visitors can see their product innovations in virtual reality.

Leica Geosystems
http:// www.leica-geosystems.com/metrology
Hall 5, Stand E36

Leica Geosystems is a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of products, systems, and software that capture, visualise and process 3D spatial data through the employment of advanced technologies.

They will be showcasing their unique measurement volume with a diameter of up to 80 metres. Small and large objects such as whole airplanes may be digitised with up to micron accuracy.

Solutions for the automotive industry cover the design, manufacture, inspection and measurement of automobile production (tools, jigs, parts or production lines). Activities include alignment, dimensional control, profiling. Because of the positive experiences with the Leica LTD500 laser tracker this measuring system will be quoted as a reference system for Perceptron measurement stations.

Mori Seiki
Hall 27, Stand B44

Mori Seiki from Japan will be showcasing a 5-axis machining centre NWV4200 DGC, to demonstrate its design and manufacturing strengths. The Dura series will also be displayed. Because of its higher price-toperformance ratio, this series of machines is attracting a lot of interest.

Mori Seiki’s new NZ Series lathe, which includes a three-turret version, has been received with enthusiasm at recent machine tool exhibitions. The NZ series of Mill-Turn turning centres are also attracting attention. These machines incorporate many of Mori Seiki’s original technologies. They can have up to three turrets, all featuring the company’s built-in driven motor technology.

The company claims that its three-turret NZ can reduce machining time by some 40 per cent.

Müller Weingarten
Hall 15, Stand G31

Müller Weingarten will be exhibiting power presses, hydraulic presses, hydroforming, transfer presses, transfer lines, press automation -- the full product line acquired since its recent takeover by Schuler.

When the acquisition is completed the new company will operate under the name Schuler Weingarten AG and will be based in Göppingen, Germany. According to internal sources, the new company will be the world leader in the field of forming technology for the metalworking industry, with a global market share of around 35 per cent. Schuler Weingarten AG will be represented in more than 20 countries, generate turnover in excess of €900m ($1.2 billion), and have global market coverage in terms of distribution, production and service.

AB Ph Nederman & Co
Hall 6, Stand L44

Nederman is a world leader in dust and smoke extraction, exhaust fume extraction, hose and cable reels, workplace partitioning and protective gear. It is based in Helsingborg, Sweden, and is a global player in working environment products and systems.

At EMO Hannover, Nederman will be presenting the One-Stop Workshop including complete system solutions for the automotive industry. This includes a complete range of products for the extraction of exhaust fumes, on-tool extraction solutions for grinding, sanding, and welding applications, as well as high vacuum cleaning equipment.

Nederman’s stand will show in different stations how an effective and environmentally friendly workshop can be created with the help of Nederman’s NedQuote quote and design program.

Pryor Marking Technology
Hall 15, Stand D05

Pryor Marking Technology will be demonstrating their new part-marking service. The service is aimed at anyone who has specific marking requirements for either components or finished items, and builds on Pryor’s expertise in marking and traceability technology. Users of the service will be able to have components or parts marked to the relevant standard for their industry. These include: AS9132, AIM DPM, MIL-STD-130M, JES131, ISO/IEC15415 & ISO/ IEC15434.

The service was developed for manufacturing organisations where UID (unique identification) and part traceability are part of their drive towards better quality. Because smaller organisations cannot always justify the financial outlay for marking equipment they can use Pryor to fulfil all their marking needs.

Pryor can also provide a mobile marking solution where shipment of marked items is a problem.

Schenck RoTec Auswucht und Diagnosetechnik
Hall 5, Stand E54

Schenck RoTec provides balancing technology for single and series production in automotive, electrical, turbo machine industry, airlines and general industry. They also have mounting and test technology for the production of wheel assemblies, overspeed spin test stands, diagnostic systems, consulting, engineering, balancing service, certification and customer training services.

Their products on display will include:

  • Static balancing machines
  • Vertical balancing machine
  • Horizontal balancing machines
  • Balancing machines for small rotors and complete assemblies
  • Field balancing.

For manufacturing they provide balancing machines for machine tools and tool holders, balancing machines for armatures and alternators, turbochargers and drive shafts.

Siemens Automatisierungs- und Antriebstechni
http://www.siemens.de, http://ea.automation.siemens.com
Hall 25, Stand C19

Siemens’s Optical Solutions division offers a wide spectrum of products, systems and customised solutions that combine precision mechanics with highly complex optical technologies, as well as with state-of-the-art electronics and software. The company is focused on meeting the many types of quality control requirements the industry demands, including the current trend towards ever-smaller components and more product complexity. The company aims to ensure high first-pass yield rates the industry demands and cater for the hundred per cent inline inspections of laser weld seams and spots are becoming more and more important.

Hall 12, Stand D90, Hall 12, Stand D100

StarragHeckert will be exhibiting its HEC 800 Athletic horizontal machining centre at EMO Hannover.

It is designed for applications in all branches of the metalworking industry. This powerful centre features a thermosymmetrical design and an FEM-optimised main structure for high stiffness. It has a cross-type bed, and a moving column in the x-axis for large travel ranges and a maximum interference diameter of 1,600mm.

The workpiece side of the machine has a gantry configuration, synchronised double ball screws, and measuring systems that avoid chips or coolant fluids.

The working spindle can be selected as a horizontal spindle, as a horizontal and vertical milling head for five-side machining applications, or as an NC quill for machining deep and long bores and surfaces.

Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik
Hall 12, Stand C72

EMO Hannover will showcase Trumpf ’s new flagship flat bed laser, the TruLaser 5030.

It is superior to its predecessor with its key feature being the cutting head, which processes all sheet metal thicknesses eliminating the need for head-changing. This is particularly advantageous for those companies processing a variety of materials automatically. Greater process control, intelligent collision protection and modular automation characterise this next-generation machine.

For those seeking a compact and flexible fabrication centre with integrated automation, Trumpf will also be introducing the new TruLaser 2030. In addition to a small footprint, this 2D laser machine is characterised by its new TruCoax 2000 laser. This resonator uses diffusion cooling eliminating the need to circulate the laser gas. This in turn means fewer moving parts, minimal wear and again a more compact design.