Duplomatic MS at SPS: meeting many visitors and gaining lots of insight.
The SPS IPC Drive fair in Parma has just ended and we can certainly say the experience was a positive one. The offer we presented at our stand allowed us to demonstrate our ability today to blend our traditional offer of hydraulic products and components with innovative and advanced Motion Control solutions. This was understood and appreciated by visitors who flocked to the stand and discussed advanced and complex solutions with our experts.
While continuing to develop and produce hydraulic components and systems, such as valves, cylinders, pumps and power units, Duplomatic is now able to complete its offering with turnkey solutions also for Motion Control, creating digitally interconnected technological products and solutions, thus enabling the vision of Industry 4.0 in which the exchange of digital information between different players within the production processes improves their efficiency and ultimately, the competitive position of the companies involved. Our choice was clear, to build on the IO-LINK protocol, a digital communication standard that is widespread on the market, and to develop certified solutions on it.
Duplomatic's commercial approach to new components equipped with IO-LINK protocol was appreciated by visitors and customers: to confirm competitive product costs also for components integrated with digital communication technologies, certain that these technological opportunities should be made available to the majority of manufacturing companies. Many applications exist but what the public appreciates the most is undoubtedly the component's integrated diagnostics that allows both a better understanding of the products' operating status during their use, and above all - in a predictive-based maintenance - to prevent plant downtime and malfunctions.
Finally, the multifunctional demonstration bench at the stand attracted visitors thanks to the application of electric actuators and communication software (an Ethernet-based network communication bus), ideal for controlling industrial and manufacturing processes in which real-time communication of data and signals is a critical factor. Beside it, the multi-axes demo bench with electro-mechanical solutions.
The challenge to achieve Industry 4.0 objectives and results has begun and we continue our commitment alongside companies that place Innovation at the heart of their business.