Combined plasma and water jet cutting machines to speed up production

An increase in the competitive pressure of the digital environment is forcing us to look for more time and cost effective means and greater productivity, requiring greater efforts in R&D to find innovative solutions in the metal and sheet metal industry. And in this search for better performance, two traditionally antagonistic technologies have joined forces to bring an optimized cutting solution to the market. We are talking about combining a water jet cutting machine (based on mechanical cutting through abrasion) and plasma cutting (thermal cutting using high temperatures that melt or vaporize the material).

The wind blowing in favor of the naval sector is called Industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has long since created an extensive network using innovation and technological progress to take advantage of all the capabilities offered to us. For some time now, it has also been proved that it brings many benefits to enterprises in all sectors, including those that may seem more complex and laborious to transform, such as the naval sector.

Lantek Flex3d Steelwork, for the design and optimisation of profile cutting

One of the fields of greatest technological development of the sector is the manufacture of tubes, both the development of machine operations and the software solutions that solve the different cases that arise to customers. The key, of course, is the capacity to attend and solve the heterogeneity of possible cases, considering that there are a series of fundamental variables in this field.

What else can a MES do for you? Lantek MES, the competitive advantage of Smart Factories

The changes in the sheet metal sector start from the plant itself, connecting all the machines and areas in real time to make it more productive, thanks to the capacity of anticipation, prevention and prescription that the data emanating from the factory allow when visualised together. This optimisation is only achieved using advanced software, the Manufacturing Execution System, known by the acronym MES. A program that models all processes and machines and has the capacity and technology to communicate with them according to each machine.

Extended Digital Transformation, when the collaborative environment becomes a business model

The digital ecosystem leads us to create collaborative environments in which we can grow as technological partners, sharing ideas from internal sources (the company itself) and external ones (customers, suppliers, the competition, the market) to develop advanced technological solutions. This is what we call Extended Digital Transformation, a concept that combines the best value propositions of all the agents involved in the process of innovation, with the aim of being more efficient and more productive in the competitive era of Industry 4.0.