Biesse at Xylexpo 2016: The “smart factory” Is Served

Industry 4.0 is the future of global manufacturing. The stage is already being set  for  those  nations  that  will emerge  as  the  winners  from  the  global  crisis,  while others  will  lag behind on the industrial level. 

2000  m2 of  exposition  space  provide  an  up-close  look  at  integrated  installations,  equipment  for machining both solid wood and regular panels, and new software modules that simplify the task of managing  manufacturing  processes.  Biesse  has  set  out  to  prove  that  anyone  can  seize  the opportunities afforded by the Industrial Revolution 4.0. 

“We have taken on the 4.0 Revolution to help our clients, and our "4.0 ready" technology, achieve the efficiency levels that are, more than ever, a fundamental requirement for remaining competitive in an increasingly global market. We fully believe in this unstoppable industrial process - indeed, so much so that we are dedicated to spreading the culture of automation among all of our customers, even medium-sized  and  smaller  companies,  in  order  to  guide  them  on  the  path  to  increased competitiveness,"  says  Federico  Broccoli,  Wood/Sales  Division  Director  and  Subsidiaries  Division Manager. 

"Biesse is perfectly in sync with the advantages of this revolution and aims to merge the large-scale figures of the assembly line with personalisation and with the value of artisan-ship. In a world where making personalisation and quality available at increasingly lower prices has become the secret to success,  factories  are  going  digital:  the  machines  communicate  amongst  themselves  via automation systems and interaction software, and can "imagine" the product, simulate construction and  carry  out  tests  before  it  has  even  been  made”  -  commented  Raphaël  Prati,  Marketing  and Communications Director for Biesse Group. 

To  achieve  these objectives,  Biesse  has  significantly  stepped  up  investments in: technology,  new show rooms, fairs and targeted events, and in developing the best distribution network in the world to offer client's the best customer experience, in keeping with the Think 4 ward concept. 

It is in keeping with these principles that Biesse offers machines and installations that can adapt to  client's past, present and future needs by increasing the amount of information available.  “Our approach to the Internet of Things (IoT), is illustrated by the Machine Knowledge Center pilot project,  developed  in  collaboration  with  Accenture  and  Microsoft.  The  project  allows  for  remote control  of  machines,  planning  maintenance  operations  efficiently,  and  providing  operators  with advice on how to optimise production and make the most of the machine's potential” says Paolo Tarchioni, Biesse Group Innovation Director. 

The process had already begun with bSuite and bProcess. It's an internally developed application software  that  breaks  with  tradition  and  overcomes  the  current  passive  approach  through  which tools  control  and  program  production,  a  product  that  propels  those  who  choose  Biesse  into  the industry of the future. The software has become an active player, alongside the machines, and it establishes and guides the production process through each phase, adapting to any situation.  

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