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Commissioning made easy

03 February 2020

Hermle AG is one of the market leading manufacturers of metalworking machines. Today over 27,000 Hermle machines have been successfully installed worldwide, in a wide range of industries, ranging from medical technology to classic tool and mold making to aerospace technology.

Hermle's systems are modular, so they can be mixed and matched in a variety of combinations to meet requirements. A customer might choose milling spindles with different speeds and tool holders or tool magazine extensions for more than 500 magazine places or perhaps a comprehensive modular system for workpiece automation.

Hermle uses Murrelektronik’s Cube67 modular I/O system for the machine’s electrical installation. The individual Cube modules are compact, robust and fully potted. They are mounted directly on the machine without terminal boxes or switch cabinets. A bus node makes the connection to the higher-level fieldbus system. At the same time, it is the starting point for the installation which extends into the machining centre. The Cube67 IO modules are installed close to the process allowing Hermle to connect the sensors and actuators with the shortest possible M12 cables and connectors. The modules are daisy chained to each other with an easy-to-recognise green jacketed system cable that transmits both power and data. This simplifies the installation and reduces the space needed for routing cable.

Read the full article in the February issue of DPA.

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