Sharework project partner Machining Centers Manufacturing (MCM) participated to the 2021 edition of the EMO fair, held on October 4-9 in Milan. During the event, Luigi Calegari, R&D Project Manager at MCE S.r.l. – Division of MCM, gave a live presentation on the project’s main goals and MCM’s role on it.
After the presentation, MCM collected feedback from some attendees regarding the solution proposed by Sharework.
Participants were particularly interested in the application proposed for the CEMBRE use case demonstrator, in which partners MCM, CEMBRE and CNR are currently deeply involved. In this application, the Robot-Human collaboration is integrated in the flexible manufacturing automation solution of MCM, which features its shopfloor management software with new planning and scheduling algorithms developed by CNR. In this view, Robot, Humans, Automation components and Logistic devices are all working together in a smart integrated workspace.
Questions were also asked about the sensors, devices and real time applications used for ensuring the human safety, which is the key point in a Human-Robot collaboration scenario, with ethical implications that can undermine the acceptability of the Sharework solution and the collaborative robotics’ adoption in general.
On the other hand, project flyers were displayed at MCM’s booth, and handed out to all attendees approaching.
MCM is an international company with headquarters in Piacenza, Italy specialized in the design, construction and maintenance of flexible production systems and machining centers, delivering customized solutions to the aerospace, automotive, and general mechanical industry.
Within Sharework project, the company contributes to the project system hardware design and software tool.
EMO is the world’s leading tradeshow for the metal-working industry; a key showcase for innovations and an essential driver of global production technology. In the 2021 edition, the exhibition, which is alternatively held in Hannover or in Milan during odd-numbered years, hosted about 700 exhibitors (60% foreign), representing 34 countries, with over 60,000 visits from 91 countries.