THE UNIVERSAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR YOUR ENTIRE PRODUCTION
from simple manufacturing cells to complex production plants
Complete networking of your Smart Factory - from automated information exchange between ERP /CAD/CAM systems to the machines in your shop floor.
The production control system is the link between the operator, automation and the connected machines and systems. As the central control point within a flexible, automated manufacturing plant, the production control system performs all tasks that ensure highly productive operation. Our software packages ensure the highest productivity in the production of small batch sizes with a large part variance.
Beginning with tasks like dynamic detailed planning and order control through to fully automated workpiece and operating material provision and tool automation, SOFLEX control systems offer the perfect solution for different applications and areas of use. Production lines equipped with a SOFLEX production control system bring maximum productivity around the clock.
NEUTRAL CONTROL SYSTEM
Integration of all machine and
From batch size 1
Metal cutting industry
24/7 automated production
Automated manufacturing processes
All the tools you need to make your production successful
Handling a project for a demanding customer from the aerospace industry in China in times of the Corona pandemic with different partners from different locations would have to be a big challenge...this is what we feared at the beginning of the project. In addition, it was the first time, when we collaborated with the control system manufacturer SOFLEX. However, SOFLEX expertise and experience proved itself: the recording of the customer's requirements, the definition of the processes, the interface tests with all involved partners up to commissioning and training - everything was carried out remotely from Rottenburg am Neckar. Thus we managed to complete the project 100% successfully.
Gao Junling Product Engineer - Shanghai Aerospace iGen Intelligent Technology Co.,Ltd
The start of our partnership with SOFLEX goes back more than 2 decades. Our first plant was already equipped with a SOFLEX control system. Unlike today, the focus of the customer at that time was not on the software. The initiation of pallet transports per drag&drop on the user interface, the automatic NC program exchange and the tool data management were real highlights.
Meanwhile several hundred manufacturing cells from Hermle/HLS with SOFLEX control system are making a valuable contribution to the productivity of manufacturing companies. Ongoing developments and new features of the SOFLEX control system ensure the competitive edge, also for future innovations and automation concepts.
Gerd Schorpp Managing Director - HLS Hermle Systemtechnik GmbH
The high quality of the SOFLEX software was decisive for a quick production start-up at our flexible manufacturing cell.
Paul Hauner Production Planner - Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
Our production processes are very specific. The flexible adaptation of the SOFLEX solution was the key to higher machine utilization time.
Willi Lyrmann Production Manager - Teepack GmbH & Co.KG
The close coordination with the experts of SOFLEX was essential for reaching our envisaged targets: production without set-up time and unmanned production during an entire shift.
Manfred Kaut Operations Manager - Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH
The goal of our challenging project was a fully automated production of our turbine blades, including an automated supply of operating materials. SOFLEX was our partner from the beginning, with whom we jointly created the specifications for the control technology. Although the manufacturing processes of this individual system required a high degree of software customization, SOFLEX delivered and installed the control system on schedule. SOFLEX fully met our requirements for a professional approach and high-quality product.
Marc Weiß Senior Manager Flexible Manufacturing Systems - MTU Aero Engines AG
The good cooperation between WBT and SOFLEX was decisive for the fast and successful completion of a fully automated plant with four machining centers. We defined together the requirements and the common interfaces at an early stage. In addition, we tested the software and our robot solution extensively before commissioning, so that production started successfully on schedule as planned.
Joachim Burkert Managing Director - wbt-automation GmbH & Co. KG
SOFLEX is our partner for more complex automation projects. The control system from SOFLEX meets our customers’ needs and transforms their manufacturing through digitization. Thanks to SOFLEX support in each project phase we can easily commission our systems independently. Thus, our clients profit of a high degree of automation which enables their competitive advantages.
Stefaan Poppe Managing Director Automation - Gibas Numeriek B.V.
The cooperation with SOFLEX is very professional: they gather the requirements of the end users, analyze the processes and create an individual package with the necessary software functions. Thus, we can calculate our project costs accurately and offer the end user a complete automation solution.
Jochen Zipfler Technical Director - Grassinger Technologies GmbH
The SOFLEX control system makes our workday much easier, starting with my tasks regarding the work preparation and ending with the operating tasks in the shopfloor. Even after the start of production, SOFLEX continues to be a helpful partner. Whenever we have questions or a problem, we can rely on SOFLEX.
Ivan Marceković Head of CAM technology department - TEH-CUT d.o.o.
Our automated production lines with the SOFLEX control system are the showcase projects in our company. Due to the reliability and the performance of the control system, we work with the highest productivity and achieve incredible utilization rates on our processing machines. The outstanding ease of operation of the system is also a big plus and very appreciated by our plant personnel.
Christian Kiechle Head of Department Smart Factory Automation - AGCO GmbH
One of our main goals is to achieve standardization of processes in our production. For this reason, we have SOFLEX control systems in use in many automated cells in different plants. Thus, we have managed to standardize the manufacturing processes and to install identical interfaces to our ERP, PDM and CAD/CAM system. Furthermore, our operators can easily operate different cells, event at different plants. We have been working with SOFLEX for many years and we greatly value our partnership.
Pierre van den Hurk Process Engineer / Key Expert - VDL Enabling Technologies Group
24/7 production has become a reality for us since the SOFLEX control system has been in use in our plant. Together with SOFLEX, we have automated existing machines. A robot system takes over the automated workpiece supply and storage of our raw material. We know exactly which preparations we have to make regarding tools, fixtures and NC programs thanks to the SOFLEX control system, thus we are able to produce also in unmanned shifts.
Siegfried Carl Keck General Manager - Merz Maschinenfabrik GmbH
SOFLEX control systems have been in use for almost two decades in our company, in different production plants. In all this time we benefited from the support of SOFLEX experts. They maintained the systems throughout their entire service life and even took over demanding tasks when retrofitting older systems. We look forward to further innovative ideas from SOFLEX.
Stefan Holzer Factory Planning & Processes - ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
SOFLEX control systems plan and organise the order processing, control the workpiece flow as well as the resources provision (tools, NC data, fixtures, etc.) and transmit the necessary production information to the processing machines or manual workstations.
Small enterprises, globally operating medium-sized firms and internationally operating companies rely on SOFLEX solutions. Worldwide, mechanical and energy engineering, plastics and optical industry, automotive and aircraft construction as well as contract manufacturers and tool/mold fabricators are benefiting from SOFLEX innovations.