How Trumpf is making sheetmetal fabrication simpler, more productive and more sustainable

Trumpf launches new technologies to reduce energy and material consumption. Digitalisation and automation boost sustainability in sheet-metal fabrication. Even more entry-level solutions for the sheetmetal industry.

Trumpf showcased a range of solutions to make sheetmetal fabrication more sustainable at this year’s EuroBLECH trade fair. The high-tech company aims to leverage its position as a solution provider to help customers make their factories more competitive and eco-friendly.

“Our customers have seen huge increases in the cost of production due to higher energy prices. Our technologies reduce the use of energy-intensive materials and are less power hungry overall. By offering more sustainable and lower-carbon methods of sheet-metal fabrication, we can help companies fight more effectively against climate change and slash the cost of materials and manufacturing,” said Stephan Mayer, Chief Executive Officer Machine Tools at Trumpf.

Trumpf is continuing to expand its portfolio of entry-level machines. The new TruBend 1000 bending machine is the perfect way to get started with bending technology

The solutions Trumpf presented at EuroBLECH include its new ‘Eco Cooler’ system that controls the temperature of laser cutting machines using pure water instead of chemical refrigerants. This novel cooling solution uses 80 per cent less energy than conventional systems and is 100 per cent non-polluting.

Digitalisation and automation still driving future of industry
“Trumpf continues to expand its market-leading position as a premier supplier and user of digitally connected sheetmetal fabrication solutions. Digitalisation and automation are still the most important trends in the future of our industry. Upstream and downstream activities in the laser cutting process account for 80 per cent of job throughput time. By systematically digitalising their manufacturing operations, companies can save time and significantly boost their productivity,” said Mayer.

At EuroBLECH 2022, Trumpf showcased several new high-end solutions to take manufacturing productivity to the next level. These included the TruLaser Series 5000 with 24kW of laser power, twice as much as its predecessor

“Trumpf’s exhibition stand at EuroBLECH showcased the new functions of its proprietary production planning and control software Oseon, which includes a module for reducing non-productive activities. Visitors to the stand were able to find out more about Smart Factory Consulting GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary set up by Trumpf to help companies optimise their processes through digitalisation.”

Trumpf expands portfolio of entry level machines
Trumpf is also continuing to expand its share of the market in simpler, more affordable machines. In 2021, the high-tech company introduced an entry level laser cutting machine and an entry level laser welding machine, and at this year’s EuroBLECH the company launched an entry level bending machine, the TruBend 1000.

“By expanding our portfolio, we’re tapping into a growing market for simpler machines. The machines are just as reliable, robust and durable as our high-end models, but significantly more affordable,” said Mayer.

Trumpf makes sheet-metal fabrication more sustainable. Examples at the company’s EuroBLECH 2022 stand included the Eco Cooler, which cools laser cutting machines with pure water

These entry level machines from Trumpf meet the same high safety standards as its high-end solutions, and they also provide users with access to the same tried-and-tested range of Trumpf services. Easy to programme and operate, these new machines help companies to address the shortage of skilled labour. Customers who choose to purchase them can also take advantage of suitable financing packages.

Solutions for the most demanding applications
At EuroBLECH, Trumpf also showcased a series of novel solutions for taking manufacturing productivity and profitability to an even higher level.

Trumpf has also doubled the laser power of its TruLaser 5000 laser-cutting machine from 12kW to 24kW

“Cutting-edge technology lies at the heart of Trumpf machines. Developing solutions for the most ambitious sheetmetal fabricators is our core business, and our EuroBLECH stand offered more great examples of how we put that into practice,” said Mayer.

Innovations on show at the exhibition stand included a new robot gripper for automated bending cells that allows companies to switch between materials faster and carry out cost-effective low-volume manufacturing. The high-tech company has also doubled the laser power of its TruLaser 5000 laser-cutting machine from 12kW to 24kW. This increases the maximum sheet thickness and enables customers to boost their productivity by up to 80 per cent.

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