WMU orders TwinServo press from Schuler
by Hans Diederichs
Weser Metall Umformtechnik (WMU) GmbH fully relies on digitization and networking. The automotive supplier from Hann. Münden in southern Lower Saxony, Germany, has ordered not only a TwinServo press with Smart Assist from Schuler, but also equips three more systems with the digital helper. In addition, WMU is accelerating the production start of the new machine with virtual operator training and virtual commissioning.
This is made possible by the digital twin of the 1,600-ton press with TwinServo technology (TST), which is connected to the control system including machine and system visualization. Thus, all functions can be simulated on the computer in order to test software in advance and adapt it to the needs of the customer, for example. In addition, the employees of WMU get to know the system while it is still being set up – and without taking the risk of incorrect operation.
The Smart Assist also supports the start of production of the press. The digital assistant software – which not only runs on the press control but also on a tablet or similar mobile device – guides the user through the setup process step-by-step with the aid of videos and graphics, optimizes the movement curves of slide and transfer fully automatically, and transfers the data to the overall system. In addition to the new TST system, WMU also equips two Schuler MSD servo presses with 400 and 630 tons of press force and a 2,000-ton TSD machine.
Source and photo: Schuler AG