The EWS Weigele GmbH & Co. KG develops and manufactures tooling systems for CNC turning-milling centres for the world market. The product range comprises static toolholders and driven units for complete machining. In addition to a large standard program, customer-specific special solutions belong to the program. The headquarters of the family business founded in 1960 has 220 employees in Uhingen, county Göppingen. Manufacturing companies in the United States and South Korea, as well as service centres in China and Russia to be added. Thus, the entire group includes approximately 400 employees. Target is it actively to meet the requirements of industry 4.0 and to extend the position in the world market.
Project involvement within ARENA2036
So far, EWS has still not been allocated to a concrete project. The activities lay however in the industry 4.0. Actually tool systems should be equipped initially with sensors to draw conclusions of data on life of units, such as time, temperature and speed. Also safety technology should be integrated that communicates as fast as possible directly with the machine control system to prevent machine damage by monitoring.