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A smart integrated solution to manage the screwing process on production lines.
Once the tasks are loaded from the MES (tailored by Microtecna), an hybrid system (PLC/IPC) guides operators using a Poka-Yoke approach on multiple touch-screens. The system controls external screwing devices in real-time and stores all the data on an internal database. Once each operation is finished all the data are synchronized with MES to guarantee fully traceability of the screwing process. 

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATOR

Automatic Screwing System

Keywords: SCREWING, QUALITY, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A complete software solution tailored to manage and control brake-calipers coating lines.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/IPC), this system manages multiple automation devices (robots, handling systems, safety devices, rollers, …) and external machines to guarantee the maximum production output and quality. The operators interact with the system using GUIs on multiple touch-screens. The system stores all the process-data on an internal database. The solution can be integrated with MES to guarantee fully traceability of the production process. 

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOT, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATOR

Calipers Coating Plant Control & Management

Keywords: COATING, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to control different types of CNC-based hairpin-forming machines with a single software framework. Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/CNC), this system manages various automation devices (robots, handling systems, safety devices, …) to guarantee the maximum production output, safety and quality. The operators interact with the system using a PC-based GUI that can integrate a custom-built CAD/CAM software (developed by Microtecna). Different optical sensors and lidars recognize operators’ presence and automatically manages safety and manual operations (using SLS and STL technologies). The system stores all the process-data on a local database. The solution can be integrated with external MES systems to guarantee fully traceability of the production process and perform condition monitoring on each machine. 

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOT, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY, CNC

Control & Management of Hairpin Forming Machines

Keywords: HAIRPIN, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

Using the powerful Microtecna’s MLP Platform, we created automated guided vehicles able to transport automotive bodysheels on proper skids. These AGVs have omni-directional capabilities and can operate safely with people around it. Our Natural Navigation System allows simple plant deployments with minimum impact on the industrial environment where it will be used. The system is controlled by a single Control Station that automatically manages process flows, missions, traffic issues and ERP integration. The plant can be integrated with built-in control system that manages the production lines using additional PLCs provided by Microtecna.

The system can be integrated with external MESs and ERPs.

Technologies: IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS, SENSOR FUSION, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, WIFI, LIDARS

Industrial AGVs for Bodyshells Transport

Keywords: LOGISTICS, AGV, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, TRAFFIC CONTROL , ERP/MES INTEGRATION, PDA

Microtecna has been involved at different levels (from system architecture design, to software development and integration into custom hardware, to RTOS porting and BSP optimisation) to projects related to the design and realisation of on-board devices and ECUs, for cars, sport cars, high-performance cars (Formula 1), motorbikes, sport motorbikes and industrial automotive vehicles.
The following themes have been touched: on-board high-perf computation, true-real-time platforms, multi-sensors high-bandwidth acquisition, inertial sensing, sensor-/data-fusion algorithms, real-time multi-sensing, vehicle bus speed optimisation, RTOSs/BSPs port and application development (Assembler, C/C++), …
Due to confidentiality applied to such projects, please ask directly Microtecna to get specific details.

Technologies: MPC, DSP, RTOS, SENSORS, CAN2.0

On-Board Devices and Units

Keywords: ECU, PERFOMANCE, EMBEDDED, MULTI-CORE, MOTOR SPORT

An hybrid (PC/PLC) solution to perform automatic in-depth visual analysis of tyres.The system integrates with many rollers, robots and industrial vision devices and is tailored in order to guarantee the maximum analysis accuracy and minimum turn around time. All process data are stored on internal databases and the platform is interfaced with an external MES solution.

Technologies: WINDOWS, RDBMS, SENSOR FUSION, POINT CLOUDS, MOTION CONTROL, SAFETY, COMPUTER VISION

Tyres Quality Control System

Keywords: QUALITY, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, TRAFFIC CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA