When faster and more effective client response comes down to optimizing workloads

The tendency in today’s world is to manage in an increasingly intelligent way and, unsurprisingly, this affects the industrial environment, the plants and industrial facilities in which the real-time planning and optimization of productive processes is fundamental for a business’ competitiveness. In practice, this is made possible through the incorporation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems that streamline business processes and significantly improve productivity. The "all connected" and "in time" production trend is now a reality, but this race towards innovation has its advantages and its disadvantages.

Win-Win Cooperation between Han’s Laser and Lantek to embrace the future

Established in 1996 in Shenzhen, South China, Han’s Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd was successfully stock listed in 2004. By 2010, it had already grown into a big group of companies with 6000 employees and, by 2017, it had achieved more than 1.6 billion US dollars sales turnover. Lantek has been working with Han’s Laser for a considerable time and its nesting software has delivered significant savings in material usage for Han’s Laser’s customers.

Which cutting technology is the most suited to your plant?

Thirty years ago, the global distribution of sheet metal cutting machine-tools was dominated by the oxycut variety (large thicknesses) and, to a lesser extent, the plasma variety (small thicknesses). There was a niche for punching machines along with water jet and laser machines. The latter were aimed at thicknesses less than 5mm and were expensive. Since then, the trend has shifted, shrugging oxycut in favor of other technologies according to thicknesses.