Industrial Automation in Video

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Only companies who are willing to invest in modern automation technologies will be at the head of the pack in the digital race. Many solutions are already available. Three successful businesses form Saxony-Anhalt explain how to automate processes efficiently. See the videos here or click on our YouTube channel.


Industrial Automation?

Why is industrial automation important and what changes in terms of procedure? Laempe Mössner Sintro GmbH, NTN Antriebstechnik GmbH and JS Lasertechnik GmbH from Saxony-Anhalt let you know.

Laempe Mössner Sinto GmbH


“The most important thing about automation for our customers is relieving the burden on the plant workers, making the workplace safer, executing processes in an automated fashion and collecting, organising and then possibly resetting the data generated in the process.", Frank Arlt, Technical Managing Director

JS Lasertechnik GmbH


Automation yes, but unthinkable without people. That is the motto of JS Lasertechnik GmbH. To specify individual processes in the production of professional stainless-steel processing and metalworking and make them more efficient, automated delivery options are focused on here.

NTN Antriebstechnik GmbH


NTN Antriebstechnik GmbH uses completely automated production. In this way, production continues even when there are difficulties with a machine, unlike with classic production lines, in which the production part goes through the operations consecutively.


In video: Laempe Mössner Sinto GmbH


Laempe Mössner Sinto GmbH provides automation for its customers. As one of the leading manufacturers of core shooting machines, the company offers holistic, automated production processes for the foundry industry. Thus, the company does not limit itself just to the pure manufacture of machines for core moulding plants, but begins with sand preparation, then continues with core transportation and core post-processing, with auxiliary building sites in production such as tool changers and cleaning stations also being integrated. This also sees the use of robots.

However, for Laempe Mössner, holistic automation now also means automatic recording and analysis of production data, as only through production monitoring can continuous improvement processes take place simultaneously to production. Here, there is always a focus on the customer, as Frank Arlt, Technical Managing Director, always sees automation as a very individual solution. “The most important thing about automation for our customers is relieving the burden on the plant workers, making the workplace safer, executing processes in an automated fashion and collecting, organising and then possibly resetting the data generated in the process,” he says.


In video: NTN-Antriebstechnik GmbH


Gardelegen-based NTN Antriebstechnik GmbH uses completely automated production. Production lines with several machines for one operation are used to manufacture profile shafts, joints and side shafts for the car industry. In this way, production continues even when there are difficulties with a machine, unlike with classic production lines, in which the production part goes through the operations consecutively. Thus, around 17 employees are to be seen in the production hall per shift.

“These employees are mainly responsible for monitoring, maintaining and repairing the processing machines and measuring equipment,” says Managing Director Guido Steffen. By means of a traffic light system, it is displayed on the machines whether everything is running smoothly or whether a check must be made to see if everything is in order. With this method, approximately 1.7 million parts are manufactured every year. An expansion of the machine stock is already planned for the future.


In video: JS Lasertechnik GmbH


Automation yes, but unthinkable without people.
That is the motto of JS Lasertechnik GmbH. To specify individual processes in the production of professional stainless-steel processing and metalworking and make them more efficient, automated delivery options are focused on here. Large crude metal parts are thus put in place precisely and more quickly for production using automated machine processes. However, owing to the individual customer wishes, the human being as a worker always remains the most important component in production.

Above all, automation reduces the workload for our employees and saves time,” says Managing Director Jens Schumacher. Moreover, he sees major advantages in the use of an ERP system (enterprise resource planning). From the system kit, the company has produced its own, individually tailored planning system. “I started with invoices. Now we even buy pencils using it. Additionally, it makes production transparent. We can tell the customer at any time how far along its product is in the production process.” He sees this as not just an advantage, but also as a customer service that is in demand. For ten years, JS Lasertechnik has produced metal products for machine, vehicle and ship construction as well as all other industries in addition to individual customer wishes. Here, tubes as well as metal plates in considerable sizes are cut precisely with lasers, after which they are also assembled on request or processed further. The company now has customers around the globe.