Machinery : Special Purpose : Fabricated Metal
Bystronic is a globally leading technology company in the area of sheet metal processing. Our high-quality solutions enable transformation into a productive and sustainable future. The focus is on the automation of the complete material and data flow of the cutting and bending process chain. The intelligent connectivity of our laser cutting systems and pressbrakes with innovative automation, software, and service solutions is the key to comprehensive digitalization in the sheet metal industry. Our company headquarters are located in Niederönz, Switzerland. Additional development and production sites are located in Sulgen (Switzerland), Gotha (Germany), Cazzago San Martino and San Giuliano Milanese (Italy), Tianjin, Shanghai, and Shenzhen (China), and Hoffman Estates (USA). We are actively represented by our own sales and service subsidiaries in more than 30 countries and by agents in numerous other countries.We stand for customer proximity, high-performance innovations, service excellence, and local expertise. As a trusted partner, we aim for long-term collaboration to solidify lasting customer relationships. Bystronic has over 3,600 employees worldwide at more than 40 locations, and generated a net revenue of CHF 1’015.9 million in 2022. As of 2021, Bystronic AG is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: BYS).
AI Influenced Machine Controls
Many times operators are tasked with finding a new material parameter for a material they do not have in their library or because it is of a different quality than normal. This manual process of finding parameters is often time-consuming for operators. A machine learning parameter wizard is a system that will use a set cut program and will set five different cutting conditions for a new parameter.
AI will continue to influence machine control technologies in the future, enabling additional automated monitoring, analysis, and actions to be enacted on the fly as they occur. These systems are already in use to secure the operations of highly automated laser cutting systems with material automation and sorting systems in lightly manned shifts. Reducing the time that operators spend on mundane monitoring tasks is better suited for AI-influenced monitoring systems that can react much faster than humans. As AI technologies continue to evolve so will machine control systems, enabling higher levels of automated systems to also evolve over time.
Bystronic partners with NanoLock to co-develop cyber security solutions
Bystronic today announces a partnership with NanoLock Security, a leading device-level cyber security provider, to co-develop state-of-the-art solutions for its sheet and tube metal cutting, bending and automation systems. Over the past years, Bystronic has successfully developed its own Smart Factory Software Suite together with the recently acquired company Kurago. The Smart Factory Software Suite digitizes all business processes and interconnects machines with all other customer processes.
Eran Fine, co-founder and CEO of NanoLock, adds: “Smart factories must integrate strong machine-level protection against cyber security risks to ensure the operational integrity of their systems. Our machine-level solution brings Zero Trust protection to industrial systems without having any impact on performance. We are proud to work with Bystronic and jointly develop secure solutions for their smart systems – thereby setting a benchmark for the entire industry.”