The Maxolutionò solutions from SEW-EURODRIVE are fully integrated and customised technologies that automate, integrate, upgrade and streamline your existing production processes while still allowing for future technology to be incorporated.
”Our strength is in our expertise and knowledge of assessing and implementing the right solution for your system objectives,“ says Maxolutionò engineer, Dylan Enslin. “The technologies behind our Maxolutionò systems are extremely advanced and take into consideration that industry and its processes are constantly evolving, recognising the requirement for future upgrades and adjustments.
”Whether a customer is needing to source or enhance automated guided vehicles (AGV), electrified mono systems (EMS) or replace or upgrade motors and gear boxes, we can guide them from the project planning stage through to installation. This ensures that our customised software meets requirements, that communications between machines are configured correctly and that their entire production processes are seamlessly automated, integrated and optimally calibrated for best performance, with one eye on Industry 4.0 and the other eye on the future,“ he continues.
SEW-EURODRIVE believes that exchangeable modules are the future of factories. The concept of the Maxolutionò systems is that it enables the customers to react swiftly to changes in market requirements as their factory has now evolved into a smart factory with a new, flexible and adaptable modular structure where components and machines are added, duplicated or removed. This provides greater flexibility for production processes to be adjusted when needed and in the most efficient way possible.
SEW-EURODRIVE was recently commissioned to develop a machine automation project with a customised Maxolutionò software solution. The pre-project assessment included motor and motor size requirements, gear box configurations and what electronic capability was needed to drive the specified motors and synchronised motor capability − critical factors that all needed to be featured into the design phase of the automation project.
SEW-EURODRIVE has also successfully implemented the Maxolutionò concept for torque testing machinery in the mining sector, as well as in the automotive manufacturing sector for an engine line where travel axis/hoist axis, gear box sizing, variable speed drive requirements, motor positioning and electronic communications were specified for the implementation of a EMS system.
Many global companies represented in South Africa, for example, in the automotive sector, have successfully utilised Maxolutionò systems at their European head office and have directed their local offices to implement the system due to its effectiveness and superior technology offering.
”We assist the customers in selecting the best solution for their production requirements by ensuring that all components meet their requirements and are compatible,” adds Enslin. “The goal is to deliver a successful integration that supplies smart technology and machinery communications, coupled with a smooth, seamless and efficient system. Maxolutionò offers maximum flexibility with maximum availability – in short it automates and integrates your systems reliably and efficiently. Additionally, it works with external system integrators and OEMs in a supporting role, assisting with project planning, costing and customised or standard software solutions, as well as design recommendations and commissioning.
“As SEW-EURODRIVE has a global presence, it enables the company to tap into the expertise that has been developed across the entire spectrum of its technologies and applications if required. One of the biggest benefits that the company brings to the table is its stock holding, which is exceptionally large and comprehensive and components can be dispatched at very short notice. Nothing is out of reach when it comes to problem solving and conceptualising a future-based integrated system solution from planning through to design through to commissioning,“ he concludes.
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