The Press Shop of the Future Comes to FABTECH

    Schuler presents the Press Shop of the Future, live technology demos, and the company’s latest equipment innovations in Chicago

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    Schuler Connect provides remote service and troubleshooting support with Schuler experts via smart glasses, smart phone, or tablet.

    Schuler North America, subsidiary of Schuler Group GmbH, will bring the Press Shop of the Future to the FABTECH show floor at booth D41306. The show will take place September 11-14 at the McCormick Place, in Chicago, IL. Booth visitors will learn how they can optimize costs, output, and carbon footprint with the help of key technologies that maximize overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and implement digitalization.

    “Schuler is the market and technology leader for customer-driven innovation and has been serving the metal forming industry for 185 years,” states Kevin McAllister, President of Schuler North America. “The Press Shop of the Future goes beyond digital tools; it comprises Schuler technology, service support, and digital solutions to create a fully networked press shop.”

    Technologies on-site include Visual Die Protection (VDP), Schuler Connect, and Machine Applications (Edge-to-Cloud solutions) from Schuler’s Digital Suite. VDP is a camera-based system designed to stop presses before damages occur. Schuler’s live demo will reveal immediate ROI from VDP’s capability to detect foreign objects, inspect processes, and monitor die functions. A live demo of Schuler Connect will showcase remote service and troubleshooting support via smart glasses, smart phone, or tablet. Machine Applications will demonstrate digital press shop planning practices that provide predictive maintenance to avoid efficiency losses and damage risks.

    Schuler will also present forming technology specific to stamping and cutting, laser blanking, and hydraulic applications. Attendees will discover Schuler’s future modular transfer press concept, “Triton.” Technologies designed for cost-effective part production will be featured—including the MechNEXT, ServoNEXT, and ServoMAX press lines and automatic racking systems. Schuler’s die-free laser blanking lines with DynamicFlow Technology (DFT), crownless TwinServo Technology (TST) presses, and press lines for producing electrical sheets for motors along with cylindrical and prismatic battery housings will also be represented on-site.

    Schuler North America has the largest local OEM service support and will provide more information about lifecycle services to attendees. Schuler’s service capabilities include value-add predictive maintenance, remote service, and spare parts via Service Agreements as well as modernizations, retrofits, upgrades, smart inspections, and more—even for non-Schuler brands.

    Tiago Vasconcellos, Director of Sales, Automotive and Industry, will present, “How Smart is Your Press Shop?” on September 13 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, room S501bc. The presentation will use The Smart Press Shop, a newly formed joint venture between Porsche and Schuler, as an exemplary case study. Attendees will discover innovative and practical ways to incorporate digitalization into production and become a state-of-the-art stamping facility directly from Schuler.