Comau + REFMEC IMPIANTI for KIMBO (case020)
Robotic station for palletizing boxes containing coffee packs. Operational flexibility, high performance and reliability are the most appreciated features of this solution.
“The need to use this robotic station,” explained Johnny Frank Baldoni, manager of the Kimbo plant in Melito di Napoli (Naples), “was dictated by an existing solution whose efficiency no longer complied with our business needs. So we had to redesign this operational phase, while complying with limitations in terms of space and height. At the same time, the system had to guarantee high flexibility, operational continuity and a low-maintenance impact in the broadest sense, while being easily programmable with an extremely user-friendly interface.”
Two separate conveyors that load the robotic station with heat-sealed packs
Packs are stored on pallets that have been previously indexed by lot or treated with other traceability parameters.
The cycle plan calls for the use of the robot’s pneumatic gripper, which creates a vacuum and collects a variable number of packs depending on the mapping or the stacking requirements for the handling of the current batch.
A further peculiarity of the Comau solution is the opportunity to pick and place pallets or footboards stored behind the robot with the very same gripper.
Despite limited space (also in height), the Comau solution has proven successful and has satisfied all production needs in terms of accessibility, reach and frequency/cycle times.
REF.MEC Impianti S.r.l. Industrial automation was fouded by two partners, Giuseppe and Raffaele Pellegrino, and grew thanks to their effortless commitment in developing solutions for the mechanical and industrial automation sector. All this makes REFMEC Impianti a flexible and versatile partner for their customers, always operating with high quality standards, customized solutions, punctuality and precision. Today REFMEC Impianti operates in Italy, boasting among their customers some of the largest companies on the Italian industrial scene.