GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -  Stiles Machinery Inc., in partnership with Homag, will present digitally-driven applications to increase efficiency and reduce downtime during production at AWFS Fair 2017.
The tapio system was announced at the Ligna show in Hannover, Germany in May. It is a digital platform designed to coordinate the entire value chain of the wood industry, along with many other smart manufacturing solutions.
Using an open platform, tapio is poised to revolutionize the woodworking industry, says Stiles, by leveraging digital innovation to access important data for every stage of the manufacturing process. With tapio, operational data is centralized in one platform designed to increase the efficiency of production management including production optimization, plant and machinery operation, predictive maintenance and much more.
Along with the introduction of tapio, Stiles will also show at AWFS Fair its first intelligent operator assistance system in panel sizing, the intelliGuide. The intelliGuide system supports the operator visually by guiding them with an LED light strip and new laser technology projected directly onto the workpieces during cutting operations.
This is achieved through a unique camera system located on the top of the machine that monitors the operator’s exact movement and reacts in real time achieving new levels of quality, accuracy, and performance, while simultaneously offering more flexibility to the operator, who is no longer bound to a specific order of operation.
In addition to these technologies, Stiles Machinery, in conjunction with RSA Solutions and Schuler Consulting, offers a number of smart solutions that are helping manufacturers worldwide achieve higher levels of quality, efficiency, and productivity. 
For more information about Stiles’ smart manufacturing solutions, visit StilesAWF.com or stop by Stiles’ booth #7411 at AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. 


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