Comau + SISCODATA for GOGLIO (case008)
Extreme automation applied to flexible packaging
Siscodata, in collaboration with Comau, designed a robotic island made up of four Comau NS-16 articulated robots (16kg payload and 1.65m reach) and two Comau NJ-40 robots (40kg payload and 2.5m reach) which fold bags transversally and put them into boxes.
6 robots, 3 steps
The robots are positioned on a steel base and are connected to the case erector (which forms boxes equipped with an internal aseptic container) and a taping machine.
The four folding robots are equipped with a special gripper and synchronized motion control to collect the bags that have been laid on an inlet conveyor.
The latter robot also features a stacking machine and an aligner unit for the spouts, which are assembled on the bags before the folding process.
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.