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umati has new partner SATO

By 13.11.2020May 5th, 2021Partner News

SATO Gmbh is now mem­ber of the umati community.


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

“We expect a strong and open net­work for com­mu­nic­a­tion stand­ards across machinery and con­trol sys­tems of any branch and man­u­fac­turer. While devel­op­ing cus­tom­er focused solu­tions with the umati stand­ard, we are look­ing for­ward to present­ing show­cases togeth­er with our umati net­work­ing part­ners. And we hope to stim­u­late vis­it­ors in devel­op­ing new digit­al solu­tions with­in the engin­eer­ing business.”

What advant­ages does umati offer your com­pany and your customers?

“In addi­tion to ordin­ary CNC con­trolled cut­ting machines, we focus on auto­mated machinery sys­tems, based on our mod­u­lar machinery series and sup­ple­men­ted through dif­fer­ent hand­ling sys­tems. Being a part­ner of umati increases SATO’s vis­ib­il­ity out­side the ori­gin of pure cut­ting machinery busi­ness. Of course, this helps build­ing up new rela­tion­ships with­in neigh­bor busi­ness areas and meet­ing new customers.”

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

“Pure tech­nic­ally, industry 4.0 is based on com­mu­nic­a­tion. From an applic­a­tion point of view, industry 4.0 shall focus on cus­tom­er needs in order to solve oper­a­tion­al prob­lems before those might appear in man­u­fac­tur­ing sites. A com­mon com­mu­nic­a­tion stand­ard across mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing industry sets the basis for all par­ti­cipants to con­cen­trate on the intel­lec­tu­al aim of industry 4.0.”


About SATO
For more than 30 years Sato has been a man­u­fac­turer of CNC-con­trolled cut­ting machines in portal and gantry design. The SATRONIK series includes oxy­fuel, plasma, laser and water­jet cut­ting machines. Based on a mod­u­lar sys­tem, the com­pany is spe­cial­ized in real­iz­ing indi­vidu­al cus­tom­er require­ments. The stand­ard portal machines are designed for cut­ting 300 mm mater­i­al thick­ness. The heavy-duty cut­ting machines are ref­er­enced up to 2,000 mm mater­i­al thick­ness. For even lar­ger cut­ting ranges (slabs) in metal­lur­gic­al and con­tinu­ous cast­ing tech­no­logy, Sato builds cut­ting machines for the heat range up to 1000 °C work­piece temperature.