Schunk EMO in Milan – Digitalization at 30,000 RPM

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Walking from booth to booth, talking to experts, touching products and seeing them in action. All of this will be possible again at EMO in Milan. The leading trade show for metalworking is offering the opportunity of an international industry event from October 4 to 9, 2021. SCHUNK will be there presenting innovative solutions for automated, flexible, and sustainable manufacturing. The highlight of process digitalization: the even more powerful iTENDO² smart toolholder.

The requirements when it comes to tool clamping are increasing. Andreas Kühl, General Manager of the SCHUNK subsidiary in Italy, explains why: «Metal-cutting tools are becoming more and more complex. Furthermore, besides damping and vibration behavior, ease of operation, and a fast set-up process are becoming more important for the users.» To meet these demands, SCHUNK offers a comprehensive portfolio of products for workpiece and tool clamping technology ─ and is constantly developing it further. At EMO 2021 in Milan from October 4 to 9, 2021, the company will be showcasing its innovations. The highlight will be the iTENDO2. It allows users to conveniently monitor their machining processes. The sensory toolholder monitors the process directly on the tool, detects unforeseen instabilities and documents them comprehensively. At the same time, it is more compact, more powerful and more versatile than its predecessor. Among other things, it can evaluate series activities and perform tasks in aerospace engineering with its increased maximum speed of 30,000 RPM.

The new products can do even more

The TANDEM3 modular system also opens up more possibilities for applications. The new generation of clamping force blocks replaces the TANDEM-plus modular system and expands the portfolio by a myriad of variants with additional technical features that enable automated machine loading. Durability, flexibility and sustainability are always the focus aspects for SCHUNK when it comes to further developing the products – such as the new ROTA THW3 and ROTA-M flex 2+2 lathe chucks. They can be flexibly adapted to a wide variety of clamping tasks. In addition, they are completely sealed. This is good for the user and the environment, as both benefit from longer maintenance intervals, even in case of demanding continuous use.

Production is not only becoming more sustainable, but increasingly autonomous and networked. With a clever combination of gripping systems, toolholding and workholding technology, SCHUNK will be showcasing solution approaches for automating machine tools at EMO. At the booth, the automation expert will demonstrate how cobots assist in direct loading of a machine tools, or how clamping devices can be flexibly changed via pallet loading. Visitors can also expect to see an initial portfolio of electrical clamping devices that can be integrated into production as a digital component in the future. Trade visitors can get their free entry ticket code at There is a limited number available.

SCHUNK at the EMO 2021: Hall 3, Booth F37


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