Last week Wittmann Battenfeld opened the doors at its U.S. headquarters in Torrington, CT and about 150 molders got a close look at the technical synergies the two merged companies are offering the molding sector some two years after they first connected. The main theme, fittingly, was "Connecting Technology."
During what was, in effect, a preview of the company's two large stands at the K 2010 Show in Germany two weeks later, attendees could see exactly how Wittmann's mold temperature controls, material handling equipment, robotics and cell automation, and all the rest of its peripheral technologies could not only physically combine with the Battenfeld injection molding machines, but could create more efficient systems through seamlessly tight integration.
"What we wanted to show is the ability to connect these products together with the molding machine," said David Preusse, president of Wittmann Battenfeld North America. "We set up several work cells where we integrated the robots, the guarding, loaders...everything, even the conveying equipment, and it can all be viewed and operated on the screen of the molding machine's Unilog B6 control system." ...