Smart Technology for a Smart Project

With its groundbreaking "Smart Technology Hub" project, WÄRTSILÄ Finland Oy, a specialist in marine engines, is investing in the construction of a new technology center for the development and production of highly efficient heavy-duty engines, and is relying on the high quality and innovative strength of WaldrichSiegen in this regard.

Our ProfiMill gantry milling machine in gantry design with a pallet changing system and additional plate area in the second work area is integrated into the customer's Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) as part of the fully automated production. The ProfiMill is supplied with the 3,000 x 8,000 mm pallets, which hold workpieces weighing up to 60 t, via rail- and automated guided vehicles (AGV) and a total of 10 pallet set-up and storage stations. The ProfiMill is equipped with an automatic shuttle system for the total of 12 milling heads as well as an automatic tool changing system in rack design with 300 tool pockets, including operating robot and connected tool taper cleaning system.

The machine control system is a Siemens 840 D sl with an extended WaldrichSiegen diagnostic system, Omative performance monitoring and optimization, and an Industry 4.0 or Smart Factory-capable data connection to the customer systems via OPC UA - for intelligent and flexible production of tomorrow.

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