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Leitz at Ligna 2015

Leitz at Ligna 2015

9th February 2015

Leitz at Ligna 2015 - Preparations are in full swing

Leitz has big plans for this year’s world-leading trade fair for the forestry and wood industry. The tool manufacturer spotlights the role of tools in networked production and demonstrates what Leitz After-Sales Service is all about. Many other innovations can be experienced in the Leitz booths. 

Oberkochen – From May 11-15, Leitz will exhibit at Ligna in Hannover. The Oberkochen tool manufacturer welcomes visitors in two booths: Hall 12 where solid wood processing is the primary feature, and Hall 26 where furniture production is showcased. Alessandro Telesio, spokesman for the Leitz Group Board of Directors, is already looking forward to the fair, anticipating many good discussions: "A magic triangle consisting of customer, machine manufacturer and tool manufacturer is essential in developing the best ideas“, he is convinced. "In Hannover, all parties will gather, making Ligna the ideal location to forge new partnerships."  

Automation will be a primary focus for Leitz at this year's event. Both Leitz booths explore the potential that exists when tools are integrated in networked manufacturing. Visitors can expect to see tools in which small chips are inserted. "These chips turn tools into intelligent process modules with the option for 360 degree communication", explains Telesio. In the Leitz booth, both finished products and products under development are displayed. For example, Leitz is partnering with the developers of the eApps4Production project. "eApps stands for Engineering Apps"  says Telesio. "With this product, users will be able to realize future critical operating states of machines and tools quickly, as well as determine lifetimes more accurately." This will allow for stronger process security and improved service performance.

With the slogan "Good as new", Leitz highlights their After Sales Service. In Hall 12, there will be a "live" service station in the booth. "We want to show our guests the typical Leitz service quality", says Telesio. The idea is to allow visitors to look over the shoulders of the Leitz service team. "Our experts will be on hand to provide advice for optimal tool maintenance", adds Telesio.

Other important focuses of the Leitz exhibit include zero joint technology, hybrid tools and processing of non-wood materials. Leitz will also display a number of new developments such as a program for circular saw blades, the HeliCut 11 routers for solid wood processing and an improved version of the ProfilCut profile cutterhead system. 

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