The number of visitors to this year’s Open House in Gosheim was overwhelming. On Friday alone, Hermle AG welcomed more than 1000 visitors to Gosheim. In total, roughly 2800 visitors from 1200 companies came to learn about the latest development trends in milling, turning and generative production.
The event also attracted an increased number of guests from overseas. Hermle AG welcomed more than 800international visitors during the four-day Open House event. The largest delegations came from the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Denmark and Turkey. Good interest was also shown by attendees from Japan, India, the USA and many other European countries who used the Open House to discover more information about Hermle’s latest innovations.
More than 20 interesting components from various sectors illustrated quite clearly the outstanding performance of the German company’s products. For example, a ship’s propeller, motorcycle rims, engine components and various tool and mould making dies were milled. Visitors were also able to marvel at traditional show highlights such as a sink machined precisely from a 260 kg block of aluminium and weighing just 40 kg once finished, the machining of a titanium blisk from an aeroplane engine measuring 800 mm in diameter and an intricate fan impeller which was re-manufactured for a 1959 Porsche Junior tractor.
“The new C 250 machine model, which has found its place in Hermle’s extensive portfolio, generated a lot of interest among visitors. Hermle will play a major role for Government’s Make in India initiative. The 3 and 5-axis machining centre offers the highest levels of precision, speed and reliability, and will definitely become a firm favourite with Indian customers.” says Mr. Swapnil Patil – Product Manager for Hermle in India.
The largest machining centre in the Hermle portfolio, the C 62 U / C 62 U MT (mill/turn version), which can machine workpieces weighing up to 2500 kg and cuts an imposing figure in the Technology and Training Centre, was showcased as a re-engineered version.
The guided factory tours gave visitors the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the state-of-the-art production and assembly facilities, the Hermle training department and Hermle’s automation subsidiary Hermle-Leibinger Systemtechnik. Numerous lectures dealt with various issues from the world of milling and offered attendees very useful and practical information about the latest trends.
A special show featuring over 60 exhibitors from the fields of tool making, CAD/CAM, measurement engineering, software and control engineering was also well received.
Within the context of Industry 4.0, Hermle setups for machine tuning according to the cutting task, Hermle control functions for increasing precision and productivity through intelligent setting of the machine dynamics and Hermle control tools for operator assistance and transparency were presented live at both the machining centres and in the Hermle User College.
Hermle subsidiary Hermle Maschinenbau GmbH was presented in an exhibit featuring components generatively manufactured using MPA technology (Metal Powder Application process).
Hermle service competence was demonstrated in a separate area at two machining centres. Extensive diagnostic and service tools showed users how quickly and competently Hermle Service can be on the scene to solve the problem at hand. The Hermle training department’s presentation of training concepts was also a very popular exhibit.