At the recent High Efficiency Processing and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development Summit 2020
and 2020 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards
ceremony — co-hosted by Shanghai Mechanical Engineering Society and Ringier Trade Media and held in Shanghai — several European companies were honoured.
They included Soraluce, which received the Ringier Technology Innovation Award 2020 - Metalworking Industry
for its ‘All in One’ multi-tasking machining centre, which can undertake turning, boring, milling and grinding.
The judges made particular mention of the machine’s multi-tasking head and patented DAS+ active damping technology.
The Ringier Technology Innovation Awards
have been held for 15 years. This year, a total of 105 ‘technologies’ and products were entered, and 10 ‘well-known professionals’ from renowned research institutions, universities, and associations of the metal-working industries — plus experts from machine users such as Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz — formed the judging panel.
These awards recognise industrial pioneers for ‘outstanding innovative technologies’, their aim being to ‘cultivate innovation and promote industrial development’.
Bruce Meng, regional sales manager of Soraluce in Midwest/North China, accepted the award. He said Soraluce’s All-in-One was “merely a microcosm of achievements of R&D and innovation. Challenges are endless. Soraluce has been established for nearly 60 years, and innovative R&D has always been the key to the development of the company.”
The multi-tasking concept developed by Soraluce, which can be incorporated into the manufacturer’s entire machine range, offers advantages that include shortening the loading, unloading and centring times of workpieces.
The company says that by carrying out these different tasks on a single machine, the operations only need to be performed once. “In addition, a multi-tasking system makes it possible to reduce investment in the number of machines, reduce the floorspace required and optimise the amount of resources required.”