Since the end of March, HOMAG has a completely new image — with a new logo, a new look, and modern machine design. Visitors of XYLEXPO have experienced what is behind the "new HOMAG". At the exhibition, HOMAG made digitalization and Industry 4.0 more tangible with automation solutions, from the first autonomous workshop concept to the Smart Factory.
On the technology platform in Hall 3, HOMAG demonstrated technical innovations and solutions. With around 20 machines that are tapio-ready and cells live in action. At the new HOMAG Digital Tower visitors were able to see new digital products and customized software to meet any requirement. Visitors to XYLEXPO in Italy had the opportunity to see what was presented at HOLZ-HANDWERK for the first time. Adhering to the motto "Design meets digital", HOMAG has made all of its machines more intuitive and unique for users.
Operating the new generation of machines will be a unique experience thanks to the forward-thinking, function-oriented design and the innovative power of the machine’s operating system. HOMAG has also made product names a clearer structure. From now on, the name of each machine clearly states its function. For example, visitors to XYLEXPO found HOMAG edge banding machines under the name EDGETEQ and machines from the saw technology range now all carry the name SAWTEQ.
HOMAG Group: Innovations at XYLEXPO
From the high-tech cutting cell for flexible batch size 1 furniture production, to packaging; at XYLEXPO, almost all components necessary for producing a piece of furniture were live in action. A special feature this year is the joint exhibition area with Makor to showcase the close, strategic collaboration in the development of surface processing solutions for the woodworking industry and trade.
The "autonomous cell"
Live in action at the XYLEXPO trade fair was the first fully-autonomous workshop. It consists of two fully-automated cells. These cells are linked by a small autonomously working helper: An automated guided vehicle (TRANSBOT) which takes care of organizing part logistics between the cells. The "autonomous cell" is able to take full advantage of its flexibility in trade as well as in the industry, and opens up new options for production.