Thursday, February 23, 2017
At the Ligna 2017 from 22 to 26 May 2017 in Hanover, the companies IMA Klessmann GmbH and Schelling Anlagenbau GmbH will present themselves for the first time under their new corporation name IMA Schelling Group (ISG) as well as with a new logo and Corporate Design. However, nothing has changed with the joint presentation of IMA, Schelling and Priess+Horstmann as the “IMA Network” on a common, 3608 m² large exhibition stand (Hall 12 / Stands A 50 – E 50).
Batch-size-1 production using a fully automated and integrated production line will be the predominant theme on show at this year’s fair. ISG will show a processing plant conceived for a customer from the furniture office industry which for the first time will use an IMA plant control system. That means, IMA will once again present itself as a machine and plant manufacturer for complete solutions from one source. These solutions cover all manufacturing steps from panel cutting through edge banding to final assembly and include, besides the machine and plant control, the required robotics. In addition to being a provider of fully automated solutions, ISG also provides comprehensive service and machine solutions at beginners level.
New solution for panel cutting
A new flexible panel cutting cell for custom production of furniture will be one of the exhibition highlights. It will for the first time combine the panel cutting technologies from IMA and Schelling into a high-volume line with flexible cutting possibilities and panel optimisation.
The Robotics portfolio
A second focus of the trade show will be Robotics. In this field, IMA is more and more concentrating on flexible 6-axis robots which are programmed depending on the individual application. This expanding portfolio of robotics will be represented by its own InfoPoint at the Ligna where one can see the possibilities of a robot in action.
Plant control systems from IMA
IMA has developed its own platform for plant control in order to be able, as a provider of solutions, to respond even more flexibly to customer demands by increasingly modularising the conventional production concepts. This new IMA plant control system creates a uniform higher-level operating concept on all implemented machines. It has already been applied in practice in several plants and will be presented for the first time at the Ligna.
Other exhibition topics
Moreover, IMA will present its machines at beginners level at the Ligna 2017, for example the Novimat Contour with IMALUX – i.e. the direct laser system for truly seamless edge banding in small industrial shops – and a ›Feedback‹ return conveyor. The new features of the high-volume drilling machine ›IMAGIC Flex‹ will also be presented. And last but not least, the IMA Service will be represented with its own booth at the Ligna fair.