Challenges posed by special-purpose machinery
Applications for industrial machinery range from drilling machines to recycling plants to press brakes and are as varied as their individual requirements. Different elements of mechanical and electrical engineering must interact precisely and yet be flexibly deployable across large-scale plants.
Using the latest automation technology, machines and plants are being designed to relieve human beings of heavy, monotonous and complex tasks, protecting them from hazardous situations in the process. In some application fields, an added crucial factor is the massive impact of extreme ambient conditions.