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SMEC displays new machinery tools in Seoul

By Shin Ji-hye

Published : April 9, 2014 - 20:43

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SMEC, a local machinery and communications network provider, is scheduled to attend a machine tool show in Seoul to unveil its new products.

The Seoul International Machine Tool Show, one of four global machine tool shows, opened Wednesday. The event is expected to draw 800 companies from 30 nations, along with more than 90,000 visitors.

At the show, SMEC plans to unveil various new products including its 5-axis machining center for high precision and high productivity, and 9-axis multitasking machines for high speed and high precision.

“SMEC will also demonstrate its remote-controlled management solution Moricon using smart devices. We have upgraded the technology since we first introduced it at SIMTOS 2012,” the company spokesperson said.

Moricon monitors the conditions of machine tools and alerts users in real time of problems via mobile applications.

First developed in 2011 by SMEC, the solution allows engineers to control machines remotely and turn them on or off via smart devices such as iPads, iPhones, Galaxy Tabs and Galaxy phones.

SMEC will apply the technology to its high-end products first and gradually expand into other products.

Experts say the machine tools industry is set to be rejuvenated after a long recession. SMEC has benefitted from this, posting 70 billion won in overseas sales last year.

“SIMTOS is a venue where local machinery companies can promote their products globally,” the SMEC spokesperson said. “We also want to tap into the fair as a good opportunity to introduce our products to dealers in different countries,” he added.

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