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Komet, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary here in the United States, has a revamped booth design compared to last IMTS, and visitors to Booth W-2400 also will note ways that the company is striving to be more than just a provider of quality tools.

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Komet, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary here in the United States, has a revamped booth design compared to last IMTS, and visitors to Booth W-2400 also will note ways that the company is striving to be more than just a provider of quality tools.
 
Company officials say Komet not only offers precision cutters, but has a strong engineering capability, making it more of a solutions provider than simply a tooling supplier. (Hence, this year’s IMTS theme: “Great Tools, Great Ideas.”) This capability is highlighted in hourly live cutting demonstrations at the booth, including drilling, reaming, threading, tapping and finish boring operations on a five-axis DMG/Mori Seiki machine. It’s also shown through industry-specific booth areas that feature customer parts and the special tools used to make them. Industries represented include aerospace, automotive, energy and off-road.
 
New to this year’s booth is an interactive area featuring a Zoller presetter that enables visitors to appreciate the accuracy and easy adjustability of Komet’s tools. Komet also has relocated its VIP lounge to a new upper level, where visitors can relax, discuss projects with company experts and watch the machining demos on a flat-screen TV. Moving this area to a second floor opened up 600 square feet of floor space for other attractions, including an area dedicated to the introduction and launch of the company’s Komet Service division for the North American market. The division is a network of service partners that offer tool refurbishment. It currently is offered in four European countries, and the company is building its stable of partners in North America.
 
Komet also is introducing its Komet Brinkhaus division, which will launch next year and offer complete process monitoring capabilities. The company’s goal is to provide customers not only with quality tools, but also with a complete process, enabling those tools to run at peak levels. Komet is featuring process-monitoring demonstrations in this area.

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