Charlotte, N.C.  (November 27th 2018) – Intermac’s latest contribution to realizing the strength and power of Industry 4.0 made quite an impression at the last Marmomac Edition in Verona. Now the new Master One CNC router promises to transform what’s possible in North America as it debuts at TISE StonExpo in Las Vegas, Nevada January 23-25, 2019. Intermac will also power up three other machines for demonstrations at the show -- the Donatoni Jet 625 CNC bridge saw and two Montresor, the vertical flat edge polisher Vela and the horizontal bullnose and flat edge polisher Luna.

            As the newest machine in a series of exceptional routers, Master One is designed to work in a cell with Master Loader, a robotic arm designed and built to optimize loading and unloading times for work centers and water-jet machines. Intermac booth visitors can also experience the performance of EasySTONE by DDX, a new CAD/CAM software option that offers seamless integration between the new Master One CNC router and the Donatoni Jet CNC bridge saw. “EasySTONE provides software integration between multiple machines,” said Michele Ragno, vice president of stone. “With one software program, countertop fabricators and stone shops will be able to program both the cutting machine and the profiling machine, all from the office.”

            Intermac will also showcase the new SOPHIA IoT platform at the show. It provides information and data from machines in real time and through intuitive dashboards. SOPHIA speeds Industry 4.0 automation by making it easy for facilities to monitor production, analyze how machines are functioning, identify malfunctions, assist clients in maintenance operations, order replacement parts in less time, and conduct predictive maintenance. The new SOPHIA IoT platform will be available on all Master Series machines starting in January.

            According to Ragno, “The benefits of our higher level of automation are lower labor costs and increased efficiency through loading and unloading without human intervention. In addition, the new software will save time -- not only by drawing and generating the program for both machines -- but by streamlining the learning curve for operators. They will only have to learn how to use one software package, instead of two.”

             When you stop by the Intermac exhibit at TISE StoneExpo, you’ll also learn more about a $3 million expansion of the Biesse Group Campus in Charlotte, beginning with Diamut America’s new tool redressing facility that began operation last fall. Expansion plans also include a 12,000 square-foot office addition and a new 10,000 square-foot Diamut manufacturing facility equipped with sophisticated and high-tolerance machines to produce tools for the stone and glass industries. It will go down in history as Biesse’s first manufacturing project in North America.