Editor’s pickInside Biesse Group Asia delivers on emerging machining trends and simplified service demos


Inside Biesse Group Asia, a bi-annual open house that takes place the group’s campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, marked a new record of welcoming more than 110 companies from countries in Asia.

“Inside Biesse Group Asia is an event that creates opportunities for interactions,” said Daniele Campetella, Managing Director of Biesse Group Asia.

The 3-day event that started on the 26th of June is an important platform for customers to gather and exchange insights with the team from Biesse to stay relevant in the industry through machining intelligence.  This year, the theme of the open house is ‘Industry 4.0-ready’.

“Industry 4.0 is not a trend, but a wave of revolution that uses a lot of automation and data exchange in manufacturing,” Campetella explained.

To help customers remain competitive, a ‘Smart Factory’ that is high on flexibility and productivity was set up. Visitors were then treated to a guided tour around the 200sqm safe and reliable ‘Smart Factory’ with three machines operated by only three technicians. The machines were connected for information exchange that self-optimises for an efficient production.

“The factory of the future is going to help us make smarter and more timely decisions that bring businesses to greater height.” Campetella added.

A total of 13 machines of various technologies were on display, including a few newcomers such as Elix, a boring and inserting machine that gathered much interests for its automatic reading of parametric; Rover A Smart, a 5-axis CNC centre; Akron 1440, an edgebanding machine with panel return system, equipped with the latest pre-melting unit for glue application system that offers quick and easy glue change and easy cleaning; and the crowd-favourite, Winstore, an automatic storage system that shows off an easy stock management of panels. 

In addition to machining innovations, SOPHIA, Biesse’s cyber physical systems were introduced with a live demo for the first time to Asian customers. Starting from October this year, machines in Asia can be connected to SOPHIA for a user-oriented service platform.

“The key value of SOPHIA is its predictive nature; the ability to anticipate issues and identify solutions to resolve them,” Lorenzo Martelli, Service Director of Biesse Group Asia, said. “We strongly believe in the potential of SOPHIA to foster the growth and evolution of new 4.0 manufacturing processes.