TRUMPF launched its TruMatic 5000 manufacturing cell with the new SheetMaster at Blechexpo in Stuttgart. Users of the new system will benefit from fully automated laser-cutting, punching and forming capabilities. The new SheetMaster enables a fully automated flow of materials within the manufacturing cell – from loading and unloading the machine to removing finished parts. TRUMPF product manager Steffen Wagner states:
“The TruMatic 5000 is yet another example of TRUMPF’s market-leading position in the field of connected manufacturing. This solution is designed to be seamlessly integrated into a self-contained smart factory, giving users efficiency gains along the entire process chain.”
TRUMPF’s new machine is equipped with a six-kilowatt fiber laser to maximise productivity. As well as saving energy, this laser also does an impressively fast job of cutting sheet-metal parts. The system comes with a descending die that prevents parts from being scratched during the punching process. The TruMatic 5000 punching head also comes with a patented TRUMPF electric drive known as the DeltaDrive, which uses around 30 percent less energy.
TRUMPF TruMatic 5000 connects to STOPA storage
The new SheetMaster technology from TRUMPF has enabled full automation of material flow in the TruMatic 5000 manufacturing cell. Grippers on the SheetMaster handle parts in the cell, with suction cups monitored by sensors that can be activated individually. This flexibility speeds up workpiece handling, saving valuable time on smaller batches. The SheetMaster connects to an automated STOPA storage system that supplies raw material to the cell. The system also palletises and sorts finished parts without human involvement. Additional SheetMaster benefits include ejecting cut and punched parts from the cell for direct transport to downstream processes like bending, deburring, and grinding. By reducing non-productive time, this automation increases efficiency on the shop floor. It can also store more material in a smaller footprint than manual warehousing. This saves valuable factory floor space.
In summary, automated raw material storage and delivery streamlines workflow improves efficiency, reduces costs, and provides other tangible benefits to manufacturers using systems like the TruMatic 5000. The combination of automation and Industry 4.0 connectivity enables more flexible, responsive, and streamlined manufacturing.
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Maximum productivity for small batch sizes
The TruMatic 5000’s automation technology also includes the ToolMaster, a tool changer with up to 90 different tool cartridges that can automatically switch between multiple punching and forming tools. The ToolMaster enables users to produce small, high-mix batches of parts without having to manually retool the machine. Also included is an automatic nozzle changer with a nozzle inspection function. This prevents unscheduled stoppages during the night, for example, due to a damaged nozzle. Blechexpo 2023 marked the commercial launch of the new punch-laser machine, which promises particular benefits for businesses that are keen to take their productivity to the next level through automation. It is suitable for companies that have already introduced connectivity to their shop floor, as well as those that are currently planning to do so. Typical areas of application include industrial kitchens, control-cabinet manufacturing and the furniture industry.
Are you looking to optimise your metal or sheet fabrication workflow? Do you want to increase productivity and lower labour costs?
Our team of TRUMPF experts is well-equipped to assist you in automating your fabrication processes for a wide range of manufacturing applications. With our extensive knowledge and experience, we can provide you with tailored solutions that will streamline your production and increase efficiency. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you optimise your manufacturing operations.