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EMO Milan 2021 will take place at fieramilano Rho from 4-9 October
EMO Milan 2021 will take place at fieramilano Rho from 4-9 October

It’s Milan’s turn to host EMO, the world machine tool exhibition, and one that is considered as the most important tradeshow in the machine tool industry. Aerospace Manufacturing rounds up the exhibitors’ latest products.


Promoted by CECIMO, the European Association of Machine Tool Industries, EMO Milan 2021 will take place at fieramilano Rho from 4-9 October. Show organisers UCIMU-Sistemi Per Produrre - the Italian machine tools, robots and automation systems manufacturers' association - says that machine tools, robots, production systems, enabling technologies, solutions for interconnected and digital factories and additive manufacturing will provide the real key focus at the event. A total exhibition area of 110,000m2 will show the production of the industry as an expression of product offerings of over 700 exhibiting enterprises, among which 60% are foreign companies.

Besides the wide and varied products on show, EMO Milan will feature numerous side initiatives, such as EMO Digital - the exhibition space focused on digital technologies; EMO Additive Manufacturing - dedicated to one of the most promising fields of the manufacturing production; EMO Start-Up - offering a view to the new enterprises working on the development of products and projects related to the world of production systems and metalworking; Speakers Corner - the arena that will propose speeches and in-depth analyses by exhibitors and organisers. The event will open with an inaugural ceremony, scheduled to take place at the Auditorium of fieramilano Rho Service Centre, on Monday 4 October, starting from 10.30am.

Building a future together

We begin our EMO round-up with Roemheld (hall 3, stand F27). The company will launch a new, modular, sensor-based system that digitalises zero-point clamping by enabling digital recording of its status. STARK.intelligence enables data on workpiece loading and unloading to be integrated directly into an automated manufacturing process. Information is also provided on the condition of the clamping equipment to facilitate its scheduled maintenance.

In hall 5, Yamazaki Mazak (stand E01) will showcase 12 machines complemented by a range of automation and technology solutions that promise to deliver the three key customer benefits of productivity, profitability and environmentally-aware manufacturing operations. The stand will showcase a host of new machines, including integrated automation solutions, vertical machining centres and the most recent additions to the INTEGREX i-H series. Under its theme of ‘Discover More’, Mazak will display two world debuts at the show and another machine being exhibited for the first time in Europe.

Elsewhere, FANUC (hall 7, stand E02) will show a number of new technologies that turn the vision of an automated future into present-day reality. Six key areas of the stand will host innovative physical and virtual exhibits. The focus is on ‘ONE FANUC’, a novel technology for complete automation that adds value for machine manufacturers, plant builders and operators from a single source: FANUC. Within the ONE FANUC area visitors will see CNC machine tools, various robots and software solutions working in unison, showing that integration has never been easier. The visual centrepiece of the stand will be the FANUC factory automation (FA) gallery. Of stunning aesthetic design, the tunnel-like gallery will showcase a wide spectrum of FANUC FA solutions, including digital twin technology.

Meanwhile, INDEX (hall 1, stand C17) will present its new turn-mill centres. After the successful market launch of the INDEX G220, INDEX G420, and G520 models, the company is now introducing the medium-sized INDEX G320. It has a maximum turning length of 1,400mm and slightly modified performance data compared to its larger siblings.

Finally, Horn (hall 4, stand D15) will launch its expanded DS range of solid carbide end mills with new, high performance geometry. The system has been designed for use in high-performance cutting milling of high strength steels at high material removal rates. It particularly excels in dynamic roughing applications as well as in standard roughing cycles. Different helix angles create an irregular tooth pitch, making operation exceptionally smooth. The tools’ optimised face geometry reduces the cutting pressure during linear or circular ramping. Improved chip spaces ensure optimal process reliability during chip formation and removal. The system also demonstrates good performance during finishing. Smooth operation means that high surface quality can be achieved during side milling, for example.


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