Process efficiency in focus

07-28-2020
As seen in Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News, July/August 2020

When talking of combined sheet metal machining technologies, we tend to assess productivity only in terms of the production cycle time. But the industry has changed: flexibility and efficiency, of both individual machining stations and within the production process, are fundamental requirements for managing increasingly small batches and high code rotation indexes. Not by chance, for the last few years process efficiency has been one of the hottest industrial topics, as well as one of the pillars of the Industry 4.0 paradigm.