HARDINGE Gruppe is now part of the umati community
What are your expectations of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?
We expect an open network for cross-machine and cross-control communication standards of all industries and manufacturers. When developing solutions with the umati standard, we look forward to having connections implemented in a time-optimized manner.
What advantages does umati offer your company and your customers?
For our machine systems (grinding machines, lathes, milling machines) we can offer a common interface that takes into consideration the characteristics of the corresponding brands. The partnership with umati increases the visibility of HARDINGE beyond the pure machine business. Of course, this helps to build new relationships in neighboring business areas and to meet new customers.
How do you assess the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering sector?
From a purely technical point of view, Industrie 4.0 is based on communication. From an application perspective, Industrie 4.0 should be oriented toward customer needs in order to solve operational problems before they occur in production facilities. A common communication standard for the entire mechanical engineering sector creates the basis for all stakeholders to focus on the intellectual goal of Industrie 4.0.
About HARDINGE — Gruppe
The HARDINGE Group unites internationally renowned manufacturers of turning, milling and grinding machines as well as for clamping solutions. The group unites all technologies that are part of a successful machining process. From turning and hard turning to turn-milling and milling to internal, external and coordinate grinding as well as clamping, they cover the entire process chain.
The focus of the HARDINGE Group is on innovation, quality and durability of the products as well as the consistent orientation towards the requirements of the customers. These are found in the automotive, aerospace, energy, toolmaking and mechanical engineering sectors. A worldwide sales and service network guarantees customer proximity in every case of need.