MECHANICAL

Automatic Plates Refurbishing Platform

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

Keywords: REFURBISH, QUALITY, MACHINE CONTROL, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION, PDA

An hybrid (PC/PLC) solution to perform automatic refurbish of industrial plates.
Once the jobs are loaded from the MES (tailored by Microtecna), an hybrid system (PLC/IPC) controls robots and cranes to perform refurbish cycles through acid/soda baths. When the plates are cleaned, the system automatically checks the quality of the results using an advanced hi-resolution computer vision system (tailored by Microtecna) and consequently sorts each plate in piles for operator unloading. Once each job is completed all the data are synchronized with MES to guarantee fully traceability of the process. 

Automatic Screwing System

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

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

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. 

Control & Management of Sheet Metal Handling Machines

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

Keywords: SHEET METAL, TRACEABILITY, MACHINE CONTROL, CONDITION MONITORING, 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. 

Heavy AGVs for Sheet Metal Transport

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

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

Using the powerful Microtecna’s MLP Platform, we have been able to create automated guided vehicles tailored to transport sheet metal between warehouses and production machines (laser-cutting, punching, …). These AGVs can operate safely with people around them. Our 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 systems that manages the production lines using additional PLCs provided by Microtecna. The system can be integrated with external MESs and ERPs.

Industrial AGVs with Rollers

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

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

Using the powerful Microtecna’s MLP Platform, we created compact automated guided vehicles able to transport production materials on proper (and customizable) rollers. 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 is also integrated with a built-in roller control system that manages the production lines’ rollers using PLCs and Inverters provided by Microtecna. The system can be integrated with external MESs and ERPs.

Labeling Machine Control and Management System

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

Keywords: LABELING, TRACEABILITY, PROCESS CONTROL, MES INTEGRATION

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), an hybrid system (PLC/IPC) controls an external laser and all related automation to create custom labels on aluminium plates. The sustem 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. 

PDA & CNC Programs Management Platform

Technologies: WEB, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS

Keywords: PDA, TRACEABILITY, CONDITION MONITORING, STATISTICS, ERP/MES INTEGRATION, LOGISTICS, QUALITY

Fully extensible Hybrid Platform (PLC/IPC) capable to manage process data acquisitions and CNC-machines programs inside complex industrial environments. 
This platform is entirely integrated with production machines via fieldbuses, sensors (on old machines) and acquisition nodes in order to automatically perform process data acquisitions. CNC programs can be easily organized using the system as a repository and can be automatically dispatched to single machines. The system offers a web-based user interface. The platform stores all the data in hi-performance databases and offers extended process control and traceability featu
res, condition monitoring, statistical and quality analysis. This platform can be fully integrated with existing ERP/MES applications.

Warehouse Picking Collaborative System

Technologies: WINDOWS, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, FIELDBUS, AGV

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

A smart integrated solution to manage the part-picking process in order to supply multiple production lines.
Given the extreme differences between parts sizes, this operation is performed by human workers. The system automatically sinchronize the joblists from MES and creates an optimized picking schedule for each distributed warehouse and connected operator. Operators, guided by proper blinking lights and screens, pick-up the required parts and place them inside proper containers (with light indicators and touch-screens) on AGVs. In the end the vehicles manage the parts deployment to the production lines and the system notifies the processed data to MES. 

yMES Platform

Technologies: WEB, IPC, PLC, RDBMS, WINDOWS, FIELDBUS, SENSORS

Keywords: PDA, TRACEABILITY, CONDITION MONITORING, PROCESS CONTROL, STATISTICS, ERP INTEGRATION, LOGISTICS, QUALITY

Fully customizable Web-based Manufacturing Execution System capable to manage production, quality and logistics related to motor producers. This platform is entirely integrated with production machines via fieldbuses and acquisition nodes and offers various distributed user interfaces on both stand-alone and mobile UIs. The platform stores all the data in hi-performance databases and offers extended process control and traceability features, condition monitoring, statistical and quality analysis and optimizes the internal logistics and warehouse management. The system gathers production orders and requirements from an industrial ERP.

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