Comau + SISCODATA (case112)
An innovative robotic system has been installed at the main plant of ZEISS Vision Care to automate the handling of lenses and their subsequent packaging and sorting for delivery to Customers.
Comau’s Racer-7-1.4 robots, integrated by Siscodata, ensure an impressive level of efficiency.
A “VISION” OF INDUSTRY 4.0
LOGISTICS AND AUTOMATION / INNOVATIVE FACTORIES
Progress in automation and digitalisation has fuelled the advance of Industry 4.0 systems in modern factories.
This system is designed to optimise intralogistic activities by automating the movement of lenses and their subsequent packaging and distribution in preparation for delivery to end customers.
Two leading names in factory automation worked closely with the Varese-based company to develop the application.
The first is Comau, specialists in Industry 4.0 compatible systems, products and services. The second is Siscodata, an automation integrator that supports the manufacture of finished products right up to assembly, packaging and palletisation.
For this particular application, Comau supplied three Racer-7-1.4, 6-axis anthropomorphic robots while Siscodata developed the robotic islands and integrated them in the plant’s automated movement system.
Extremely efficient logistics organisation to coordinate product movements and to satisfy the demand for rapid deliveries.
A robotic system to maximise flexibility and to achieve higher levels of efficiency.
Information systems, machines, processes and human operators can now all interconnect and interact.
The company was established in 1974 and started its activity as terminal and equipment producer for Siemens and Philips, and manufacturer of sets for nuclear physics and aeronautical electronic systems. From 1978 onwards, it has developed systems for the textile field, growing at first in the domestic market and afterwards in the international arena, with plants sold and installed all over the world. The company, which is located in the north of Italy about 50 kilometers from Milan, produces customized systems for many automation requirements and is organized in the following divisions: Research and Development, Software and Electronics, Mechanics, Engineering, and Consulting.