Microtecna Engineering Via Roncaglia, 5 CH-6883 Novazzano

MACHINE ENGINEERING & CONTROL

Microtecna interdisciplinary team-skills show here the best benefits for OEM companies or for End Users that need special machines.


We are able to create (in collaboration with your technical departments) uniques and innovative machines architectures in order to reach new and challenging goals.


Our vast experience in different industrial sectors gives a boost in the choose of the best technological and mathematical approach for each engineering problem.


Once a machine architecture is set, our team is able to design, develop and release the prototype for you.
On the other hand, if you don’t need this kind of service, we can help you with the mechatronics and software development only.


Once a prototype is deployed, we are also specialized in following you with all the required maintenance and with the management of the industrialization process of the new machines.

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

A complete HW/SW solution tailored to manage and control different types of glass working machines (e.g. squaring, drilling, milling and washing machines, …) with a single software framework. Based on multiple technological layers (SAFE/PLC/IPC), this system manages multiple automation devices (robots, handling, safety devs, rollers, …) to guarantee the maximum production output, safety and quality. When necessary the solution can be integrated with a custom CNC solution (developed by MTE) and CAD/CAM softwares. The operators interact with the system using multiple GUIs. Different sensors recognize operators presence and automatically manages safety and manual operations. The system stores all the process-data on database. The solution is integrated with a PDA module (developed by MTE) to guarantee fully traceability of the process and perform condition monitoring on each machine. The solution can be integrated with external MES systems.

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

Control & Management of Glass Working Machines

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

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to manage and control different types of wood-panels production machines (e.g. composition lines, squaring machines, ovens, …) with a single software framework.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC), this system manages multiple automation devices (robots, handling systems, safety devices, rollers, …) to guarantee the maximum production output, safety and quality. The operators interact with the system using multiple GUIs. 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 remote database. The solution is integrated with an external PDA system (ACDL: developed by Microtecna) 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

Control & Management of Wood Panel Production Machines

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

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to manage and control multiple different winding machines with a single software framework.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/IPC), this system manages multiple automation devices (robots, handling systems, safety devices, …) to guarantee the maximum production output, safety and quality. The operators interact with the system using a SCADA-based GUI. 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 remote database. The solution is integrated with a MES (developed by Microtecna) 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

Control of Winding Machines for Electric Transformers

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

A complete PLC software solution tailored to control glasses-support-rods coating lines.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC), this system manages multiple automation devices (robots, handling systems, safety devices, rollers, …) and interfaces with external machines to guarantee the maximum production output and quality. The system is provided with an automatic paint-flow management system based on sensor-fusion technologies and  algorithms developed by Microtecna’s engineers
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: PLC, RDBMS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOT, FIELDBUS, SENSOR FUSION

Glasses Support Coating Control & Management

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

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to control automatic sectional warping machines.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/IPC), this system manages various automation devices (robots, handling systems, Jaquard machines, 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 software (developed by Microtecna) to manage spool racks and organize operation sequences. Different 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, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY, CNC

Control & Management of Automatic Warping Machines

Keywords: WARPING, THREAD, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

A complete hardware/software solution tailored to manage and control different types of flowpack machines using a single software framework.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC/IPC), this system manages multiple automation devices and sensors to guarantee the maximum packaging performances and quality. 
The operators interact with the system using multiple GUIs. The system stores all the process-data on an internal scalable database. The solution is integrated with an internal PDA module (developed by Microtecna) to guarantee full traceability of the production process and perform condition monitoring on each machine. The solution can be integrated with external MES systems.

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, FIELDBUS, SENSOR, ACTUATORS, SAFETY

Control & Management of Flowpacks

Keywords: FLOWPACK, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, 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

Many hardware/software solutions tailored to manage and control different types of sheet-metal handling machines (e.g. nesting-unloaders, carts, Automated Warehouses, …) with optimized software frameworks.
Based on multiple technological layers (PLC/SAFE-PLC), these system manages multiple automation devices (robots, handling systems, safety devices, …) to guarantee the maximum production output, safety and quality. The operators interact with the system using multiple GUIs. Different optical sensors and lidars recognize operators presence and automatically manages safety and manual operations. The system can archive all the process-data on databases. 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

Control & Management of Sheet Metal Handling Machines

Keywords: SHEET METAL, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

Complete PC/PLC solution that manages label creation process using laser-marking technologies.
Once the labels are programmed and loaded from the MES (tailored by Microtecna), a hybrid system (PLC/IPC) controls an external laser and all related automation to create custom labels on aluminium plates. The sy
stem archives 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 labeling process. 

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

Labeling Machine Control and Management System

Keywords: LABELING, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION

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