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umati has new partner FFG FEELER

FFG FEELER  is now part of the umati community

What expect­a­tions do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership? 

We believe that UMATI will facil­it­ate real-time data exchange, speed­ing up the entire machin­ing pro­cess and improv­ing effi­ciency. FEELER’s object­ive is to max­im­ize machine tool oper­a­tions through the integ­ra­tion of smart man­u­fac­tur­ing with umati. It is anti­cip­ated that umati will improve our pro­duc­tion capa­cit­ies by stand­ard­iz­ing com­mu­nic­a­tion, ulti­mately sim­pli­fy­ing work­flows and con­trib­ut­ing to the devel­op­ment of Industry 4.0 in our machine tool man­u­fac­tur­ing sector.

What advant­ages does umati offer your com­pany and your customers? 

FEELER machines use real-time data via umati to mon­it­or and adjust the pro­duc­tion pro­cess and thus increase effi­ciency and qual­ity. umati ‘s stand­ard­ized data format facil­it­ates the con­trol of the pro­duc­tion pro­cess and brings addi­tion­al value to FEELER. The integ­ra­tion of rel­ev­ant sys­tems improves the effi­ciency of col­lab­or­a­tion, which fur­ther increases the effi­ciency of cus­tom­ers using the machines and con­sequently leads to cost savings.

How do you eval­u­ate the expan­sion of the umati ini­ti­at­ive to the entire mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing industry? 

The expan­sion of the umati ini­ti­at­ive in mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing stand­ard­izes inter­faces and thus pro­motes glob­al inter­op­er­ab­il­ity and effi­ciency. Suc­cess­ful adop­tion by man­u­fac­tur­ers and pos­it­ive feed­back from industry experts are key indic­at­ors of its impact. Con­tinu­ous innov­a­tion and adapt­ab­il­ity to the needs of the industry increase the import­ance of umati for the fur­ther devel­op­ment of com­mu­nic­a­tion standards.

About FEELER

FEELER was foun­ded in 1985 and serves as the par­ent brand for FFG. The main products dur­ing its ini­tial stage were Saw­ing Machines and Grind­ing Machines. Recog­niz­ing the industry trend towards high auto­ma­tion and unmanned oper­a­tions in the machine tool industry, the devel­op­ment of CNC Machine Tools was launched in the same year, and the brand name FEELER was estab­lished for over­seas mar­ket­ing. In 1986, the first mov­ing column ver­tic­al machin­ing cen­ter in Taiwan was built, receiv­ing high acclaim from the mar­ket. Fol­low­ing this suc­cess, the devel­op­ment of CNC Lathes was ini­ti­ated to com­plete the FEELER product line. The product range includes Vertical/Horizontal turn­ing and milling, 5‑axis machin­ing cen­ters, auto­mat­ic pro­duc­tion sys­tems, and all-line equip­ment, etc.