This year’s STUDER press conference took place online. Around 120 participants from more than 30 different countries participated in the event.
Traditionally, the STUDER press conference takes place as part of the Motion Meeting, the annual sales event. And this year, too, the events held online were united by the common motto: “STUDER Fight Club”. STUDER reported live from the boxing and training studio set up especially for these conferences.
STUDER has successfully withstood corona and the downturn, and overall, the situation is considerably better than during the financial crisis ten years ago. The company has reacted to drops in sales with the proven annual work-hour model and where necessary, with short-time working. Major developments have been continued and the product portfolio further developed. Numerous group projects from “UNITED GRINDING Digital SolutionsTM” play a key role in connection with digitalization
Sales, Service and Marketing Activities
STUDER has also further developed its portfolio of digital services. Customers can now purchase the complete UNITED GRINDING Digital SolutionsTM retrofit package with a maintenance contract at a special price. With a very wide portfolio of services, STUDER offers everything from one source throughout the entire life cycle of a cylindrical grinding machine.
Insights into STUDER Production
The UNITED GRINDING Group has developed a digitalization roadmap.
UNITED GRINDING Digital SolutionsTM can be mentioned as an example. The Production Monitor provides an overview of the operating status of the company’s manufacturing and assembly production equipment at any time. It shows customers in real time whether and which machines are in operation and can display the corresponding production history. This is not only of particular interest and benefit for managers on the shop floor, but also for machine operators of unmanned machines. Not only can STUDER machines and other machines from the UNITED GRINDING Group be integrated into this app, but, via the standardized interface, a wide variety of external production equipment and manufacturers can also be integrated.
Developing the technology lying in Studer’s heart
A technology innovation is the laser measuring technology with STUDER LaserControlTM. STUDER has many years of experience in basic research on the use of machine-integrated laser measuring technology for measuring grinding wheels or workpieces. Based on these findings and the latest laser measuring technology, STUDER has further developed the tool monitoring systems used in other industries, to measure workpieces on grinding machines. The latest generation of the STUDER laser measuring system LaserControlTM is suitable, not only for the contact-free measurement of tool cutting edges in the toughest conditions, but also for rotating workpieces, which considerably reduces measuring time. Unbeatably fast, precise, and reliable thanks to premium laser optics and the latest evaluation technology. Highly dynamic and contact-free measurements also allow quality assessment of high-precision PCD tools.
Outlook for EMO Milan
The company is working on THE innovation for EMO 2021. STUDER and the whole UNITED GRINDING Group will be at EMO in Milan, from 4 – 9 October 2021.