In normal times, RoboJob would be in the middle of preparation for the AMB Messe in Stuttgart. TechniShow and Metavak - both in the Netherlands - were also normally on the trade fair schedule this autumn. “However, AMB and TechniShow were cancelled and we’ve chosen not to participate in other fairs this year,” says Jelle De Roovere, RoboJob GmbH’s ‘Geschäftsführer’. “Nevertheless, we have to be able to offer our customers alternatives, and that’s what we’re doing.”
“For the next 4 months we will be organising at least 2 workshops every month on CNC automation, keeping the number of participants limited. In addition, our sales people can still schedule individual appointments, at our customers’ or in one of our showrooms. And of course there is always the option to also schedule virtual appointments. For these too we have the necessary tools. But we go further than that,” explains De Roovere. “We’ve now developed a new concept called ‘Automation Team Day’ and together with Okuma Europe GmbH and Sandvik, we’re inviting our customers to our showroom in Lehrensteinsfeld, near Heilbronn. Here too we’re deliberately limiting the number of participants and taking all precautions to keep it safe and pleasant.”
During the Automation Team Day, which takes place on Thursday 8 October, RoboJob will also be opening its brand new showroom in Lehrensteinsfeld. 2 Okuma machines have been set up there, each equipped with RoboJob automation: an Okuma MULTUS B400II series was equipped with a RoboJob Pallet-Load System and an Okuma LB3000 EXII series with a RoboJob Turn-Assist 270i. Both machines are being demonstrated working live, with the RoboJob systems taking care of the automatic loading and unloading of the workpieces. In addition, there are also demonstrations of RoboJob’s Mill-Assist Essential and the RoboJob Tower Advanced.
“During the Automation Team Day we want to show our customers how automation is becoming a crucial means of survival in the manufacturing industry in these times. In recent months, I have heard so many customers tell me that they’ve managed to keep on producing thanks to our robots. But there are still so many who haven’t yet taken the step towards automation. It's now or never,” says De Roovere. “And that’s what we want to show to our customers on October 8th. However, the number of places is limited, so the message is: be quick!”
The number of places is limited, so the message is: be quick!”