SOPHIA and the robotic panel handling systems will be in the spotlight at the Biesse stand at Xylexpo, the 26th biennial global trade fair for technologies for machining wood and furniture industry components, set to take place in Milan from 8th to 12th May.

SOPHIA is the Biesse service platform and is a real tool which provides users with an efficient working method, enabling them to tackle everyday challenges, prevent future issues and improve their standards. The software is being adopted in the production sector Worldwide with excellent reports from the industry. SOPHIA offers Biesse customers a production method that can optimise both processes and economic activities in real time, reducing the consumption of all types of resources. The software has been rapidly evolved and the constant expansion of the functionalities it offers in a short space of time, coupled with the investment planned for the next few years, demonstrate Biesse’s awareness of the current and future potential of the software.

The platform is based on the ability to send real-time information and data on the technologies in use, optimising the performance and productivity of machines and systems. The data collected enables the production process and machine functions to be analysed in detail, detecting malfunctions, assisting customers in maintenance operations, ordering replacement parts in less time and ultimately preventing faults. The platform consists of two powerful areas, IoT (internet of things) and Parts. The two applications are already available to download for both Apple and Android devices, and Biesse customers with connected machines are already benefiting from these.

The IoT SOPHIA application provides the customer with full visibility of the production status of their machines, with performance parameters summarised historically and an overview of the machines in operation. Where a machine stoppage occurs, the corresponding ID code is displayed, with the relevant details if the assistance operations have already been taken over by the Biesse Service Team. Parts Sophia allows customers to browse through the documentation for the machines they own and create a spare parts basket and monitor the progress of their orders. SOPHIA by Biesse is a concrete, fully- functioning tool designed to bring about change.

At Xylexpo, 3 different integrated processes with 4 robots will be on display, offering unrivalled levels of system customisation and flexibility. “Biesse’s ability to create digital, automated and interconnected factories has become a reality. We stand by the side of our customers during every phase of their daily work, disseminating the culture of the digital and automated factory across the world of manufacturing” said Raphaël Prati, Director of Marketing and Communications for Biesse Group. Biesse will also present SOPHIA at Holz-Handwerk in Nuremberg in March.