BAU 2019 - Review

elumatec at BAU 2019: the new SBZ 628 S and 122/70 Plus celebrate their debut!


Mühlacker. At BAU 2019 in Munich, elumatec AG presented its all-round customer-oriented product range to an international audience of specialists. Between 14 and 19 January, over 1000 people visited world market leader elumatec’s stand to discover product innovations in machines for processing aluminium, PVC and steel profiles. There was a particularly enthusiastic response to the new 628 (SBZ 628 S) and 122 (SBZ 122/70 Plus) series models; by the end of the six-day event, elumatec AG had received an incredibly high number of queries relating to both these additions to the company’s product range. Also celebrating its debut at the elumatec trade fair stand was new co-exhibitor Voilàp-Digital, elumatec’s AG’s sister company, which offers a completely new virtual purchasing experience for manufacturers of windows and doors and their customers.


An overview of trade fair highlights:


  • Special anniversary model SBZ 151 Edition 90 profile machining centre: the all-rounder stays on course for success. Thanks to a new design and optimized control system, the SBZ 151 has been enthusiastically welcomed by users across a variety of industry sectors, so it remains in the product range in elumatec’s 91st year.
  • New for 2019 – SBZ 628 S: the SBZ 628 XL’s little brother offers users an entry-level solution with all the important features they need.
  • The new 3-axis SBZ 122/70 Plus: with a minimal footprint, this new model maximizes the total productivity per square metre for entry-level machining centres.
  • Double mitre saw DG 244: the all-round double mitre saw makes sawing tall and wide profiles child’s play, and profiles can be cut without the need for support blocks. With the new E390 Controller variant, it is now even easier to operate.
  • Voilàp Digital, whose virtual sales rooms create new opportunities for manufacturers and customers, joined elumatec as a co-exhibitor for the first time at BAU 2019.
  • elusoft / eluCloud / eluCad 4.1: innovative software solutions for machine control and collection and analysis of machine data pave the way for Industry 4.0.


In total, 250,000 experts from over 150 countries attended BAU 2019 to exchange ideas about new systems, materials and innovations in the industry. The signs point towards growth – and that applies to elumatec AG too: ‘‘Measured by the particularly significant number of leads collected at the trade fair this year, our stand received around 15 percent more visitors than in 2017’’, said Ralf Haspel, CEO of elumatec AG. ‘‘Our mission is to develop and introduce consistent solutions and technologies that improve our customers’ manufacturing processes and enable them to optimize workflows wherever necessary.’’ The current primary focuses of further development are on improving pass-through times and on the opportunities for networking individual procedures and systems in accordance with Industry 4.0.

High visitor numbers: the elumatec AG trade fair stand at BAU 2019.
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Comprehensive advice on site: dependability and proximity to our customers were priorities at the trade fair.
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At the trade fair stand, elumatec AG representatives worked with visitors to develop customized solutions.
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At BAU 2019, elumatec showcased its innovative profile machining centres for craftsmen and industry.
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SBZ 151 Edition 90: the special anniversary model with advantages old and new 


The anniversary edition of the 5-axis centre SBZ 151 was launched in 2018 and continues to capture the imagination. It has impressed customers and users with its all-round capability and wide range of efficient processing options for aluminium and thin-walled steel profiles, versatility which was demonstrated in the construction of the dome for the Louvre Abu Dhabi. And that’s not all: the Edition 90 features the proven advantages of the all-rounder in a new, contemporary design, including a reconfigured hood and user interface, an updated control system and a new clamp concept. With processing lengths of between 6 and 30 metres, the SBZ 151 – including the Edition 90 – enables exceptionally long parts to be machined especially for industrial applications. All work operations, such as routing, drilling, tapping, thread milling, notching and sawing, are performed on the stationary profile bar, ensuring that the profile surfaces are handled as gently as possible. Clamps with height and width adjustments and quick-change support blocks enable optimal profile clamping and full exploitation of the machining possibilities, while an optional angle head also makes it possible to machine profiles from below, ensuring that they can be worked on from all six sides with a single clamping operation. The on-board tool magazine reduces the time required for tool changing, and the robust and low-wear direct drives also deliver impressive speed, enabling rapid acceleration and positioning of the machining assembly. Two separate work zones allow the machine to be used in shuttle operation, and as if all that were not enough, the SBZ 151 Edition 90 is “eluCloud” ready right from the start. In short, the high degree of automation and the advanced control technology featured in the SBZ 151 Edition 90 allow customer requirements in the metal construction industry to be met flexibly, quickly and accurately, guaranteeing the anniversary model its place in the elumatec product range as the company enters its 91st year.




The all-rounder redesigned, eluCloud ready and with a new-generation control system,

ergonomic control unit and optimized clamping concept.

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45 degree saws: the SBZ 151 has an A-axis pivoting range from -110° to +110°

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The new clamp concept for the SBZ 151 enables easy adjustment of the clamp width without requiring tools.

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SBZ 628 S: the efficient alternative for the metal construction industry


Among the successful 628 series is the fully automated SBZ 628 XL pass-through centre, which has become popular with users from the metal construction industry thanks to its ultra-high flexibility and process reliability in production. And now there is a new member of the family: the SBZ 628 S was premiered at BAU 2019 and was very well received by visitors. The SBZ 628 S has four router spindles arranged on the rotating ring, which allows continuous machining of profiles at any desired combination of angles between 0° and 360°. This flexible range of angles also applies when using cutting angles to process profiles in a wide variety of clamping situations. Five to ten profiles with a profile length of 3,000 – 7,600 mm fit in the loading magazine of the profile machining centre. and the patented gripper arm system moves the profile sections into machining position with precision and speed. An extra feature is the 2-axis saw unit, with which profile cross-sections of up to 200 x 160 or 160 x 200 mm can be separated from one another. Separating cuts can be made between 45° and 135° degrees. With the SBZ 628 S, elumatec AG is introducing an entry-level model which provides all the necessary basic functionality and offers a wide range of options for smaller, industry-oriented metal construction customers.



The new elumatec AG SBZ 628 S: a basic model with clever extra features.
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SBZ 628 S: the patented gripper system moves even complex profile cross-sections into exactly the right position for machining. 
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The 2-axis saw unit of the SBZ 628 S allows profile cross-sections
 of 200 x 160 or 160 x 200 mm to be separated from one another.

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The four router spindles of the SBZ 628 S machine profiles in combinations of angles between 0° and 360°.
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SBZ 122/70 Plus: the powerful model for small metal-construction companies and suppliers with two-shift operation


With greatly improved utility and reduced energy consumption, the new SBZ 122/70 Plus profile machining centre is designed to meet the requirements of automated aluminium, PVC and steel profile machining. The minimal footprint of this cleverly developed basic model maximizes the total productivity per square metre, and innovative control technology means it even uses less electricity. The SBZ 122/70 Plus, equipped with three axes, also has a dynamic servo drive which positions the machining unit at up to 60 m/min and automatic clamp recognition and positioning to prevent collisions. eluCam, the convenient user interface, allows manual alternations can be made even during operation, while remote maintenance can also be carried out via TCP/IP using an internet connection. This new addition to the 122 range was premiered at BAU 2019 to overwhelmingly positive feedback, which was reflected in the high number of queries received over the course of the six days. 

Maximum performance, perfect ergonomics: at BAU 2019 elumatec showcased the latest addition to the 122 range.
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The SBZ 122/70 Plus machining unit is positioned using dynamic servo drives at up to 60 m/min.
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Easy cleaning, better ergonomics: the inclined bed of the SBZ 122/70 Plus makes life considerably easier for its operator.

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Innovative purchasing experience: Voilàp Digital joins elumatec as a co-exhibitor at BAU 2019


With its virtual platform for sales and marketing of windows and doors, Voilàp Digital has already won over a number of users in the industry. The digital company was founded in 2014 and, like elumatec AG, belongs to the global Voilàp Holding. As a co-exhibitor at BAU 2019, Voilàp Digital will be showcasing its three different options for virtual sales rooms: Sight, View and Core. Digital realization offers manufacturers innovative options for displaying and selling their products and gives customers the unusual experience of seeing the product before it has been manufactured.

New co-exhibitor: at BAU 2019, Voilàp Digital was represented at the elumatec stand.

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Innovation never stands still: for 90 years elumatec has impressed customers and users as a global leader in the manufacture

of machines for processing aluminium, PVC and steel profiles.

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elusoft: reduce costs, safeguard operational readiness, optimize production


Elumatec subsidiary elusoft presented its eluCad 4.1 and eluCloud software solutions in Munich. Developed jointly by elumatec and elusoft, eluCloud is a solution for collection and analysis of machine data in order to provide manufacturers with information about potential optimization, which lowers costs and safeguards the operational readiness of their machines. The data gathered by eluCloud and the real-time processing and analyses show what is currently taking place in production and what has already been accomplished. Machine, part and production data is captured by eluCloud, paving the way for Industry 4.0, the Smart Factory and the Internet of Things. The eluCad software used in work preparation allows users to configure their profile machining centres and write programs without having to use programming languages. We presented the latest version (4.1) of the software at the trade fair.



Industry 4.0: the elumatec subsidiary develops digital solutions tailored to elumatec technology for more efficient workflows.

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Data power for efficient workflows and cost reductions: eluCloud provides information on potential optimization measures

of its own accord.

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About elumatec AG

elumatec AG is a global leader in the manufacturing of machines for processing aluminium, PVC and steel profiles. With its extensive product range, the company covers the entire spectrum of applications from small craftsman’s businesses to industrial profile processors. Custom-designed and modular machinery concepts provide flexible and individualized industry solutions for all groups of customers. The company, which is headquartered in the Swabian town of Mühlacker and was founded in 1928, has subsidiaries and dealers in more than 50 countries, employs over 700 people worldwide and achieved consolidated sales of over 130 million euros in 2017.