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NEWS

Supplier Innovation Award for Bihler and Schürholz

Halblech, April 29th, 2019 – At this year's Brose Technology Days in April, Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG and Schürholz GmbH received the Brose Supplier Innovation Award.

The two companies received this award from the world's fourth-largest automotive supplier in recognition of their outstanding innovative achievements and excellent cooperation. Together with Brose, Bihler and Schürholz developed a pioneering production technology for manufacturing housings for actuation motors. Bihler's modular BIMERIC servo system served as the platform for a wide variety of machining and assembly processes such as stamping, bending, laser welding and the patented joining of covers and housings. The innovative combination of these processes has led to cost reduction, material saving and weight reduction.

Mathias Bihler, Managing Partner at Bihler, emphasizes: “The award highlights the great innovative strength of the Old Economy in mastering essential issues such as material efficiency”.

 

Bihler Forum Italia with 101 participants

Halblech, 03.04.2019 - The third Bihler Forum Italia took place in Milan yesterday. In seven specialized lectures, the 101 participants from 40 companies were informed on the current Bihler technology.

The new standardized LEANTOOL progressive system for the servo stamping and forming machine GRM-NC was the main topic on the agenda. Together with the Italian Bihler representative Efisio Carutti, Stefan Krieg and Marcus Lutz presented how linear arranged tools can be realized much easier, faster and decisively less expensive by means of this modular tool kit. Furthermore, the speakers presented the entire spectrum of Bihler machines - from mechanical to servo-controlled machines - for the economical production in all batch sizes.

Further focuses included the bNX software, the Bihler welding technology with the new welding control B 20K as well as the new services of the Customer Support. Alessio Guadagnini und Stefano Turcato from VIMAR S.p.A. presented in their lecture the integration of NC machines in a traditional and smart factory production. Salvatore Paiano from Meusburger informed the participants how tool components can be standardized efficiently.

Many thanks to all the participants for the intensive discussions we had.

Bihler Forum Spain a great success

Halblech, 14.03.2019 - The first Bihler forum abroad in 2019 took place in Barcelona. In eight specialized lectures, the 43 participants from 15 companies were informed on the current Bihler technology.

A main focus was on the standardized LEANTOOL progressive system for the servo stamping and forming machine GRM-NC. Together with the Spanish Bihler representative Mauricio Traeger, Stefan Krieg and Rudolf Anzenhofer presented how linear arranged tools can be realized much easier, faster and up to 50 percent less expensive by means of the standardized tool kit. Furthermore, the speakers presented the entire spectrum of Bihler machines - from mechanical to servo-controlled machines - for the economical production in all batch sizes.

Further focuses included the bNX software, the Bihler welding technology with the new welding control B 20K as well as the new services of the Customer Support. Romero Jose Ramon from Meusburger presented in his lecture how tool components can be standardized efficiently.

Many thanks to all the participants for the intensive discussions we had.

Very good attendance at Bihler Forums

Halblech, February 28th, 2019 – A total of eight Bihler events are on the ambitious sales program this year. At the first two forums, Southwest in Ludwigsburg and Northwest in Hagen, 131 participants from 79 companies learned how to secure their future with Bihler. 

The busy agenda included nine specialist presentations at each event. Moderated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Donhauser from Kempten University, topics such as the new LEANTOOL progressive system, the new B 20K welding control system, the new bNX version NX12, new customer support services and products as well as successfully implemented BIMERIC production examples were in the spotlight. In addition, Prof. Donhauser presented stamping and forming technology in teaching and research, and Thomas Enz of Meusburger presented the standardization of tool components. Both events were characterized by constructive, intensive discussions. The evening events offered a relaxed atmosphere for an animated exchange of experiences.

Scandinavian Success Story

Halblech, 03/12/18 - For exactly ten years now, Bihler has been working together with Göran Bragd from the Swedish company BEP Teknik AB. After intensive training in Bihler technology, he and Torben Teter began to explain to customers in Sweden and Denmark the advantages and possibilities offered by Bihler machines. And they were extremely successful. For instance, BEP sold a number of mechanical machines in Denmark and Sweden very early on. And with the introduction of the new servo machines, Bihler then had the ideal solution to meet the demands of the high-wage Scandinavian markets for the shortest possible tool change times. In 2012, the very first GRM-NC servo stamping and forming machine went to Lesjöfors Banddetaljer AB in Sweden. In 2014, the Danish company Balyfa AS acquired an RM-NC, and a major Swedish customer ordered three BIMERIC BM 4500s in 2016 and 2017. This year a LEANTOOL-equipped GRM-NC will be delivered to Spring Systems AB in Sweden.

“We are proud of what we have achieved, but of course we are also looking forward to further cooperation in a spirit of partnership,” explains Göran Bragd. “We will do everything we can to ensure that the success story of Bihler and BEP continues for a long time to come”. And three independent companies are now working hard in support of this goal. These are ORIGIN Tool AB, which designs and sells tools for Bihler machines, Kinne Teknik AB, which supports customers in tool and machine optimization and provides strategies for efficient production, and Industrilogik AB, which offers maintenance and service support.

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BihlerNET Digital Service Platform

Halblech, 16.11.2018 - Digital transformation currently drives the entire market. Everybody wants to match the pressure of increasing productivity by maximizing system availability. The reply of Bihler to this development is the new BihlerNET digital service platform. With this powerful and secure online solution, you are right at the pulse of your Bihler machine.

Simply log on to your personal area from any device. In the virtual production hall, you will immediately receive digital services and real-time data for your actual Bihler machines, such as a live monitor for optimum machine use. You will also find system specific information such as operating instructions including how-to videos, current 3D models of your machine, as well as, in the future, availability reporting and health diagnosis and a system specific spare parts catalog.

Bihler presents smart solutions at EuroBLECH

Halblech, Oct. 31st, 2018 – The 25th EuroBLECH has come to an end after four very successful trade show days. A total of 56,301 visitors from all over the world flocked to the place of pilgrimage for sheet metal processing. A pleasing number of them visited the Bihler stand.

Especially the world debut of the new LEANTOOL progressive system captivated visitors at the Bihler exhibition stand. With the standardized modular tool kit, lean progressive tools can now be implemented much easier, faster and more cost-effective, and complex progressive components can be manufactured with exceptional economy. Our trade show team presented these future-proof advantages impressively on a high-performance GRM-NC servo stamping and forming machine.

At the pulse of digitization

Furthermore, an RM-NC with a lean radial LEANTOOL solution produced cylindrical precision bushings at a speed of 350 parts per minute. The latest version of the bNX design software as an elementary component of the LEANTOOL system was also met with great interest. And the new BihlerNET digital service platform made it clear that Bihler is “At the pulse of digitization”. With this smart online solution, users ensure the high availability of their Bihler machines.

A big Thank You to all visitors of our exhibition stand.

Bihler invests in the future

Halblech, July 12th, 2018 – For 15 years, Bihler and Kempten University of Applied Sciences have been cooperating closely. Now the two technology partners from the Allgäu expand their cooperation even further. For this purpose, the university received a new servo-controlled GRM-NC stamping and forming machine as well as bNX licenses on loan for their research and teaching tasks.

“With Kempten University of Applied Sciences, we have an experienced technology partner in our immediate vicinity,” emphasized CEO Mathias Bihler at the official machine handover on Monday. “The academic staff of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Donhauser performs excellent, practical research work, and their results are transferred directly into our development. Our experts in Halblech continuously support the researchers and exchange knowledge.” This results in valuable synergies for both partners and a high level of innovation, particularly regarding the rapid progress of digitization.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Donhauser adds: “The first-class equipment and the close contact with Bihler help us to perform future-oriented research and ensure the best possible preparation of our students for their future careers.” One example is the integration of LEANTOOL tool design in the lecture on stamping and forming Technology. In addition, students will create case studies for the “Bihlerplanning” WebApp during their project tasks. President Prof. Dr. Robert Schmidt thanked Bihler for the GRM-NC and is already looking forward to the next machine: Because this fall, Bihler will provide the University with a BIMERIC for research purposes in the welding sector.

Image (from left): President Prof. Dr. Robert Schmidt, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Donhauser, CEO Mathias Bihler

LEANTOOL manufacturing solution excites trade visitors

Halblech, April 23, 2018 – The trade show team is very pleased with this year's WIRE in Düsseldorf. The large number of visitors at our stand and intensive discussions are proof for the great interest in Bihler technology.

The Bihler highlight, our GRM-NC with LEANTOOL, was the eye catcher at our stand. Trade visitors experienced “live” how the servo machine produced two different safety brackets for cars with the same lean bending tool – with extremely short setup times, highly productive and supremely cost-effective. In addition, our visitors discovered how to use the free Bihlerplanning WebApp to create orders ahead of their competition. And visitors heard from our customer support experts how to further increase their productivity and efficiency with our new products and services.

Thank you very much for visiting us at our booth.

Mastering variant diversity with servo technology

Halblech, April 12, 2018 – Bihler presented two successful manufacturing solutions based on their servo technology together with partner companies Grosshaus and Wörgartner at the 10th Stamping and Forming Technology Convention.

With a case study for a seatbelt housing, Mathias Bihler (Managing Partner) and Grosshaus advisory board member Dr. Siegmar Schlagau demonstrated how Grosshaus produces hundreds of belt housing variants flexibly and economically. This is done with 17 servo-controlled processes connected in series on a BIMERIC BM 6000. Depending on the belt housing type, the required processes such as stamping, bending, thread forming, or welding are simply called up in the VC 1 control system and the required units are switched on or off. This means that Grosshaus can react to the needs of its customers very quickly and demand-oriented, and ensure their production remains in Germany.

Strategic cooperative partnership

In the second lecture, Michael Büchl (Technical Sales Bihler) and Managing Director Peter Wörgartner presented their cooperation for developing a new manufacturing solution for switching contacts for an Austrian switchgear manufacturer. Bihler and Wörgartner configured the complete production of all 25 component variants on a compact BIMERIC BM 4500. The customer was able to adapt and optimize ten existing tools for the BIMERIC on their own. Two new tool sets were designed by the switchgear manufacturer. Wörgartner, a certified and experienced toolmaker for Bihler technology in Austria, designed and built two additional new tool sets.

Bihler presents latest developments in Poland and the Czech Republic

Halblech, 29.03.2018 - The first two Bihler forums abroad in 2018 took place in Krakow and Brno. In six specialized lectures, the 37 participants from 16 companies were informed on the current Bihler Technology.

A main focus was on the standardized LEANTOOL system for the servo stamping and forming machines RM-NC and GRM-NC. Together with Bihler representatives in Poland and the Czech Republic, Stefan Krieg and Rudolf Anzenhofer presented how forming machines can be realized much easier, faster and 70 percent less expensive by means of the standardized tool kit. Furthermore, the speakers presented the entire spectrum of Bihler machines - from mechanical to servo-controlled machines - for the economical manufacturing of stamping and forming parts and assemblies of all batch sizes. Further focuses included the bNX software, the Bihler welding technology with the new welding control B 20K as well as the new services of the Customer Support. Intensive discussions with the participants rounded off the two successful events.

Bode Miller visiting Bihler

Halblech, 22.01.2018 – Halblech, 22.01.2018 – World Cup ski racer Bode Miller knows what it takes to become a world class champion and a market leader and how to stay at the top, and so does Mathias Bihler. Even though sport and industry would appear to be contrasting disciplines, there are a number of parallels and similar challenges. Last year Mathias Bihler had met the ski icon at his home in California to talk about their passion for skiing and his new product line for Bomber Skis. Now Bode Miller visited the Bihler headquarters in Halblech to get an insight look at the Bihler Technology.

Learn more about Bode Miller and Bihler in the latest issue of „b on top“.

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Vinzenz Hörmann
Press officer

Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik
GmbH & Co. KG
Lechbrucker Str. 15
87642 Halblech
Germany

Tel.: +49(0)8368/18-280
E-Mail: vinzenz.hoermann@bihler.de