Bystronic (Elgin, IL; its U.S. location) is building an advanced Experience Center in nearby Hoffman Estates, IL—a suburb of Chicago. Here, visitors will be able to experience a smart factory for sheet metal processing, with live demonstrations on how sheet metal products are manufactured in the age of automation, digital networking, and intelligent services. Construction has begun and will be completed by the summer of 2019.
The laser cutting systems manufacturer's new 15,131 m2 Experience Center will include an advanced 2800 m2 showroom that will include the latest technologies for laser cutting, integrated automation and storage solutions, flexible bending systems, tube and profile processing solutions, a software landscape that covers the entire sheet metal processing chain, smart services, and customized live demonstrations for customers.
"In our new Experience Center, visitors will be able to gain a tangible insight into how modern sheet metal manufacturing can be digitally networked and fully automated," explains Bystronic CEO Alex Waser. "During live demonstrations, Bystronic will show how throughput times and production costs can be reduced in a targeted manner within a smart factory while simultaneously ensuring that all available machine resources are used in the best possible way."
The Experience Center will also serve as the new hub for the company's U.S. business operations, including sales, service, spare parts, used machine refurbishment, and a modern assembly area for new laser cutting and automation systems.
For more information, please visit www.bystronicusa.com.