Campetella intensifies IML performance with latest robot generation and autonomous mobile robot (AMR) support
Campetella Robotics Calling! 30 days Open House starting 1st October 2020, Montecassiano/Italy. Two complete automation cells permanently at work
An expert of the scene once said: "When times aren't easy, robotizing is safer, no matter the circumstances!” With a certain amount of interpretation this would mean: people should keep their hands off some critical applications - leave them to robots - in the fields of food, electronics, medical device and pharmaceutical technologies, aerospace, etc. Whenever it is hygienically indispensable, dangerous or complicated. Today and in the future, robots are the only workers who handle, complete and finish products more safely, reliably, persistently, sustainably, economically and quickly. Requirements: sensible use and precise programming.
Campetella Robotics Calling! Trade visitors and media representatives are welcome to visit the 30-day open house "Campetella Robotics Calling", which starts on October 1, 2020.
At the Campetella Robotic Center Srl facilities in Montecassiano, Italy, two special applications will attract the interest of trade visitors, also because they are Industry 4.0 compliant:
Cup Championship: An X-Series Mini-MODULA compact side-entry robot from Campetella is used for IML (In-Mould-Labelling) of plastic yoghurt cups made of polypropylene (PP). The robot is equipped with a quick and compact horizontal arm, responsible for very fast label inserting and product take-out operations. A tilting axis guarantees a hygienic process which ends with the cups being stacked upside down with their openings on the conveyor belt. An additional advantage of the Mini-MODULA is its extremely small footprint. As if that was not enough, it cooperates with the new X-Series CO1 Cartesian robot. Its electric servo axis is the right hand to move the stacks of cups from the conveyor to a storage box. An Omron AMR (autonomous mobile robot) takes care of transporting the boxes to the finished goods warehouse. Full to the warehouse ... empty back to the belt! The entire system is a four-cavity application with a total cycle time of no more than 2.0 seconds. The IMM interlock time is 0.6 seconds only. The two Campetella robots work hand in hand, thereby serving an Arburg Allrounder 570 H hybrid injection moulding machine (an IMM with a clamping force of 1800 kN) and the inherent four-cavity mould from Simon, France, respectively. The renowned Italian label manufacturer Viappiani is responsible for the "L" in the IML. Cup coefficients: height = 43 mm, diameter top = 73 mm, weight = 4 grams.
Watching Perfection: An X-Series MODULA high-speed side-entry robot from Campetella is the top solution for labelling plastic cheese spread tubs in Bazigos' four-cavity mould. Four Mevisco cameras monitor the product quality inline and continuously. A very fast label feeder with servo drive is used on the robot, which manages the 5-sided Viappiani labels. Here again, the tilting axis performs hygienic upside down stacking of the tubs on the conveyor belt. With its high payload reachability an X-Series SPIN3 Scara* robot grips the labelled stacks and quickly deposits them in a transport box. Finally, another Omron AMR is in charge of storing the boxes filled with cheese spread tubs in the warehouse. The entire automation system is used in and on an Arburg 630 H hybrid injection moulding machine (IMM) with a clamping force of 2300 kN. Labelling takes place within a 4-second cycle and/or an IMM interlock time of only 0.9 seconds. The polypropylene (PP) raw material treatment is carried out by Moretto ancillary equipment together with the centralized cooling systems for the event. Product parameters: length = 132 mm, width = 89 mm, height = 33 mm, weight = 7.55 grams.
Magic Speed: Campetella has designed the robot components in lightweight construction by making use of special materials originating from the aerospace industry or from competition vehicle construction. The robots are characterized by absolute precision, reliability, robustness, permanent load capacity and very high operational speed.
Warm-up Lap: The first "Campetella Calling" day (October 1, 2020) begins at 10:00 o’clock with a 25-minute multimedia presentation about the company, its teams of experts, its competences and potential in the field of production automation. For safety reasons the 40 visitors per day will divided into the smallest possible groups. The participants will thus experience a guided tour through the workshops to understand how future-oriented robot designs are generated, assembled and tested in practice. Moreover, the guests can witness the work of the two IML systems. During this session and afterwards, Campetella’s experts will be available to the participants to answer their various questions.
Performance at Pole Position: "We have spent the past months bringing new robot developments to series production readiness," explains Elia Campetella, "The focus is on precision, speed, versatility, reliability, application-specific programmability and safety."
"Safety First!", adds Marco Marconi, Area Sales Manager, "this is an indispensable part of the 30 Campetella Calling days: 40 registered guests per day, obligatory masks, social distancing, reserved seats and more - to protect our guests and our own teams."
Link to registration: https://cutt.ly/Event_CRC
*footnote Scara robot: abbreviation for Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm), which is a horizontal articulated-arm robot. Its structure resembles a human arm.
IML application - the integrated system
IML product 1- decorated yoghurt cups
IML product 2- labelled cheese spread tubs