10 tons on the hook - new CNC machine at Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld

Unloading of the CNC machine for the Environmental Campus
Unloading of the CNC machine for the Environmental Campus

Just in time for the start of the winter semester in October, the mechanical engineers at the Umwelt-Campus received a modern CNC machine for research and development work in the field of industry 4.0. A 100 ton crane was required to unload the 10 ton Otpimum FU5 machine.

The machine worth 240,000 € is being made available by Stürmer Maschinen GmbH in Hallstadt for an initial period of 9 months. At the Institute for Operations and Technology Management (IBT) of the Environmental Campus, employees and students will work on new methods of 3D printing with the modern 5-axis machine. The cooperation is a continuation of a project from last year. The filament printing was developed on a 3-axis machine tool where a software solution for controlling the CNC machine with Sinumerik control was implemented.

The Dean of the Department of Environmental Planning/Environmental Technology, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutheil, is pleased about the commitment of the industry: "The constant modernization of the equipment in our laboratories in this area cannot be financed from our own resources. The loan shows that we have our finger on the pulse with our training and research and we hope that we can further expand this form of cooperation.".

The project manager Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Stefan Hirsch sees the advantages for the students "The developments in the field of industry 4.0 and digital factory, which we carry out together with the control and software manufacturer Siemens, can also be demonstrated in reality with this machine. The learning effect for the students involved is enormous and can have an extremely positive effect when they start their careers."


Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen
Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen
Professor FB Umweltplanung/Umwelttechnik - FR Maschinenbau


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