Erlanger,  KY 
United States
  • Booth: 1524

BURKHARDT+WEBER - Machines and Methods

Strong. Precise. Customized. Digital.

BW is producing machine tools in Reutlingen, Germay since 1888, and have repeatedly gained international recognition as a driving force in our industry.

BW built the first transfer line in Europe in 1951, introduced the world's first NC-controlled machining center in 1959, was one of the pioneers in digital control technology, introduced the first true rack type tool magazine and continues leading this technology today, – often copied, never equalled. Many other inoventions, like the automatic tool extension are what make BW customers more flexible, more productive.

Today, 250 employees continue the long tradition of producing large, high-precision, rigid CNC machines, with customizing advantages. Continuous training and use of CAD and ERP systems ensure our technical edge.

Since 2012, BW is part of Indústrias Romi S.A., Brazil's largest machine tool manufacturer.

One tradition we maintain in particular: We are always open to suggestions from our customers, while improvements and special requests are successfully implemented with the greatest of motivation and expertise.


  • Variable Matrix Style Tool Storage
    Feature upgrades:
    more tool weight capacity
    larger low cost tool storage
    field-variable storage layout
    tool migration options
    adaptable to all tool types
    smart for today's IoT and networking
    already field proven...

  • New 2017 BURKARDT+WEBER machines are equipped with an upgraded

    Variable Matrix Style Tool Handling.

    Feature upgrades of the tool magazine and tool handling system deliver more universal flexibility with BURKHARDT+WEBER machines. First introduced into the world market in 1986 this industry leading tool management design has undergone many revisions and upgrades since. While maintaining its innovative and direction setting features, it is greatly benefitting the overall machining economics, the universal machine uses, and the overall flexibility. The design is proven since decades and all new upgrades have undergone already field testing in production uses to maintain the extremely reliable concept.

    The new benefits increase the overall tool storage capacity, for tools and machining heads weighting up to 75kg (163 lbs). The variable matrix style tool storage is highly economical, compact and field adaptable to handle changing tool requirements within two basic sizes for up to 608 tools. Your engineering changes or new product introductions, or changing orders for job shops can demand increased tool volumes or a change of tool sizes or more tool types needed, outside the capacity installed. The BURKHARDT+WEBER concept allows a cost-effective field expansion of the tool storage, or a modification to the automatic tool handling capabilities to the new requirements while maintaining capacity for boring diameters of up to 900 mm (35.4 inch). Factory assistance is not demanded, even when the machine is already delivered. In addition, options for handling extra-long tools with up to 1,200mm in length make any BURKHARDT+WEBER machine ultra-flexible.

    And the overall networking features for today's smart manufacturing are also provided, and options for tool migration with external tool storage are offered.

    The upgraded design features provide for a wider range of angular heads, special tooling, like feed out boring bars or facing heads, or deep hole drilling tools. More tools are economically stored at the machine, ready for use to keep the machine cutting.

    Full tool management features, like sister tools, automatic tool data loading, and tool forecasting together with safe, operator friendly tool loading add to your productive spindle cutting time. And the large tool weight capacity eliminates manual tool handling requirements, freeing up operator attention, while adding capabilities for unattended machining.

    Please visit our Booth at the Houstex 2017 to learn about the details, the limits and your benefits of this extraordinary BURKHARDT+WEBER design.

    BURKHARDT+WEBER - The money-making machines.

  • NEW 24” Multi-Touch Operator Panel
    Next-Gen 24” multi-touch panel, 3 display areas & smart software features for perfect operator control. Parallel view CNC screen, cutting video, and other functions. Streamlined operator, maintenance & service tasks benefit spindle up-time & productivity...

  • Smart Manufacturing depends on modern visualization tools. It starts at the new BURKHARDT+WEBER 24” BW-Multi-Touch Operator Panel. Modern CNC control functionality, video monitoring features, networking, and integrated maintenance, or diagnostic tools, or online documentations help you achiving more effective in-cut times.

    • Touch screen or keyboard
    • Fully enclosed operator contols with 24" display
    • Three overrides shorten part run-off, process recovery and quality checks
    • Three touch-screen areas for combined or individual displays uses
    • Software functionality betters operating, maintenance, and diagnostic tasks
    • Example: Manuals are viewed and quickly searched while keeping full process control
    • Networking to access company manufacturing data
    • Visual tools shorten process monitoring and quality checks
    • Height adjustment and swivel improve operator safety and convenience
    • Eaxy to keep clean, heavy duty, scratch resistant glass surface withstands the plant environment

    A perfect fit for today’s smart manufacturing, the 24” Smart-Panel puts you in control, fast. For more, please see us at our booth.

    BURKHARDT+WEBER - The money-making machines.