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POST SHOW REPORT-NEW LAUNCH Pallet Handling Systems A combination of machining centres with pallet handling systems has proven to be a good solution for an automation system for small-scale series down to batch sizes of one. For that reason,Liebherr is now further expanding its product range in the field of automation systems. The new PHS Allroundwill celebrated its world premiere at this year’s EMO. Overview of automation systems from Liebherr “ 72 How do we increase machine capacity utilization and reduce workforce levels at the same time – with the goal of reducing unit costs? That question can be asked for both large- scale and small-scale series production. Small parts or large workpieces: the task remains the same,” H igher efficiency and simple operation are the goals of an intelligent automation concept independent of the size and weight of the part. Such systems shift the set-up of the workpieces from the machine to a separate set-up station and store the pre-fitted workpieces in an intermediate storage area. The setting up and the machining are thus decoupled. The pre-fitted workpieces stored in the system compensate for short and long machine running times, and allow shifts with very little or even no manpower at all, which in turn allows unit prices to be optimized by up to 20 percent. “How do we increase machine capacity utilization and reduce workforce levels at the same time – with the goal of reducing unit costs? That question can be asked for both large-scale and small-scale series production.Small parts or large workpieces: the task remains the same,” stresses Martin Winterstein, Director Global Business Development & Sales Channels Automation Systems at Kempten (Germany). New technology for rotary loading system (RLS) A rotary loading system for one or two machine tools is the entry-level model. This RLS has an optimized fork for better accessibility to the working area in the machining centre. The longer telescopic lift allows www.ghmediabusiness.com