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The Paradigm Shift in Automated Manufacturing

Karl Erik Neumann

Founder & CEO

Inventor of the Tricept & Exechon PKM.

Behind Exechon

Exechon Enterprises L.L.C. is a Joint Venture between Lockheed Martin, Tecgrant AB (formerly Exechon AB), a Sweden-based technology company and Abu Dhabi-based Injaz National.

Exechon is committed to providing the most advanced Parallel Kinematic Machine technology capable of transforming manufacturing processes and adapting to integrated factory workflows.

Our patented technology is designed to provide full turnkey solutions; allowing our customers to leverage an advanced manufacturing platform that meets their future needs and requirements.

 

HISTORY

OF EXECHON PKM

The Exechon PKM (Parallel Kinematics Machine) technology is invented by Exechon AB of Sweden and is patented with the PCT as class A invention. The technology made significant breakthrough in machine rigidity, functionality, and user friendliness for the PKM. It also broke critical bottlenecks for PKM development and for the first time made it practically possible for the PKM technology to be widely accepted and adopted in variety of manufacturing industries.

Also as creative and a breakthrough for the machine tool industry is that the Exechon PKM technology is promoted as an open technology platform for licensing. A manufacturing structure of a complete Exechon solution is illustrated below. As of this time, there have been a considerable number of enterprises licensing the technology for worldwide applications.

The first Parallel Kinematics Machine (PKM) patent based on three actuators mounted around a stabilizing centre tube was developed by Karl-Erik Neumann.

1985

Neos Robotics AB was founded by Karl-Erik Neumann and at the same time Comau Robotics in Italy launched the first commercial Multi Processing Controller in the world called the C3G. A cooperation between Neos and Comau took place to develop the SW for the Tricept.

1992

After intense marketing activities, convincing new customers on a new market, Boeing purchased their first Tricept machine to machine parts for the Boeing 737.

1996

GM placed an order to Comau of four (4) Tricept machines to be placed in a transfer line for assembly of cylinder heads. GM have purchased several Tricept machines for this application since then.

1997

Volkswagen declared that the Tricept machine was the only machine on the market that could perform High Speed Laser Welding and purchased several machines for this application.

1998

One of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the International Golden Robot Award, was awarded to Karl-Erik Neumann, the founder of Neos Robotics and the innovator of the Tricept. The first award was issued 1984 to Mr Wilhelm Kirch at Ford and the year before Neumann it was awarded to Mr Hisanori Nakamura at Toyota.

1999

This year the company Loxin from Spain was founded and entered a successful cooperation with Neos Robotics within Aerospace Integration. So far more than 20 Tricept machines has been successfully installed at Airbus and several more are planned for.

2000

Due to the positive results in previous years, it was decided that Neos Robotics should grow faster trough acquisitions so it merged with SMT Machine and changed the name to SMT Tricept AB.

2002

Karl-Erik Neumann founded Exechon AB around the following Business Idea: “To develop the latest technology in Parallel Kinematics Machines and make it available to the market through licence agreements”

2004

Exechon has signed up a considerable number of licensees and is on its way to develop the Exechon PKM technology for world-wide applications.

2005-2008

Exechon joined with Lockheed Martin and local partner Abu Dhabi-based Injaz National to create the new joint venture.

2014

Exechon technology opened a new factory in Abu dhabi Business Hub and expanded the XMini manufacturing operations for aerospace and defense industries.

2019

The PKM technology is positioned to meet increasing demand for flexible manufacturing, and the Exechon Enterprises joint venture introduces the new portable XMini light weight PKM system, with the capability to automate a number of currently manual manufacturing processes

Karl Erik NeumannInventor of the Tricept & Exechon PKM