leading European manufacturer of ceramic sanitaryware, has installed its third SACMI robotized glazing line
as part of its continued production expansion plan being carried out at its factory based in Tocha
At the forefront of automation and technology, Sanindusa has chosen SACMI RobotGlaze
for its innovative production philosophy which, alongside complete automation
of the sanitaryware glazing process, also includes the total automation of handling
operations and direct loading into the kiln
, without storage times and intermediate transfers.
As with the two previous lines started up in 2019, this glazing line has been configured to allow for automatic handling
of the pieces picked up by the LGV
as they come out of the drying department. Picked up by the robot, the pieces are sent to two inspection booths installed parallel and with an operator. Next the piece is moved on a shuttle and sent on for semi-automatic glazing of the inside of the WC bowl and siphon
which is carried out by an anthropomorphic robot.
At the heart of the system, further downstream, is the GA2000
robot, able to work with self-learning and equipped with the latest edition of the SmartOffLine
software which, through the digital simulation of the glazing paths and application, ensures optimization of the operations and punctual checking of all the sanitaryware glazing process parameters.
Interconnected with the HERE SACMI
supervisor software, the cell guarantees the most advanced quality and performance monitoring, maximizing efficiency
and reducing glaze and raw material wastage. During the final stage of the process the pieces are moved along thanks to the bar conveyor
, running parallel to the kiln
, without further intermediate storage, thus facilitating the loading-unloading operations performed by the operator thanks to the distances
and the optimized footprint
Already installed at the Tocha production plant, the line will be started up by the end of February, guaranteeing to Sanindusa an increase in production capacity of around 200 thousand glazed WC bowls per year.