Kjellberg Finsterwalde wins innovation award
The proud award winners at the ceremony for the “Award for Blechexpo 2019“ – From left to right: Kjellberg development manager Volker Krink; managing director sales Thomas Kagemann: managing director of the Kjellberg holding company Dr Michael Schnick
Successful show participation with “Q“ plasma cutting system designed for Industry 4.0
Participation in the BlechEXPO international trade fair at the beginning of this month in Stuttgart was successful for Kjellberg Finsterwalde in two respects. Crucial for this success have surely been the presented innovations. The stand concept with its focus on digitisation and networking as well as winning the “Award for Blechexpo” were proof of that.
“It is a very special moment when a product, whose development one has accompanied for years, is appreciated in this way. This prize is also something special, because our development team was facing a completely new challenge with the digitisation topic that had to be mastered, “says Kjellberg development manager Volker Krink, proudly holding the” Award for Blechexpo “in his hands.
Kjellberg Finsterwalde has invested several million euros and years of research in the latest generation of the plasma power source. The winner’s trophy for the “Q” in the category of separation technology proves that all the effort is paying off.
The new industry 4.0-compatible inverter power source “Q” combines precision plasma cutting at an exceptional level with the complex requirements of digitised production. In the future, systems can communicate between all stages of the value chain in a smart factory. With the slogan “Always on”, the “Q” series was officially launched less than two months ago by Kjellberg Finsterwalde and this message has been the motto of the pioneer of plasma cutting technology ever since.
The real-time communication between the plant components and the process data exchange of networked machines are just two of the many noteworthy innovations that visitors were able to experience at the trade fair via a live broadcast from the Competence Center Plasma 4.0 from Kjellberg’s headquarter in Finsterwalde directly to Stuttgart. Thanks to the unique browser-based Q-Desk operator interface visitors were able to take a look at information such as FAQs or video tutorials directly on site as well.
The accompanying, large-scale social media campaign proves that Kjellberg Finsterwalde is actively living his new motto “Always on” and is thus heavily focusing on the topic of networking. In the future the Kjellberg group wants to make its know-how even more tangible both online as well as at trade fairs. At the end of the year, this will be once more shown at FABTECH in Chicago, USA in the German Pavilion and at METALEX in Bangkok, Thailand, again in the German Pavilion.