The exact cutting length of profiles and machining locations are secured by using a linear servo technique. This clearance-free technique can be used to ensure that the same accuracy is maintained throughout the life cycle of the machine without any clearance compensation. This particular technique also enables high accelerations and workpiece transfer speeds (at a maximum of 8 metres per second).
The sawing line delivered to Lumon in autumn 2020 also includes automatic handling equipment, for both the workpiece to be fed into the line and the fully finished product. At the end of the line, the finished product is turned to the desired position and location.
Suomen Visor Oy
The profile workpieces are lifted into the feeding magazine of the production line. The machine saws four profile workpieces in parallel at the same time and optimises the production batch so that production loss is kept to a minimum.
Accessories are added to cut profiles. These accessories are automatically attached to the profiles on the production line. The finished product is laser marked at the end of the line.
Charmia Group Oy
The main equipment of the robot cell consists of a KUKA robot moving on a fast linear track and a versatile machine vision system. This system recognises the pre-cut board parts that are in a layer, compares the identification data with the data provided by the production management and palletises items in accordance with this, either directly or through a temporary storage that positions items automatically.
The robot cell applies a technology patented by Siipotec, which allows non-interrupted and smooth handling and processing of all available shades of colour. The vacuum gripper used to pick up the items also includes technology which is tailored to suit this robot cell implementation.
Kaskipuu Oy has built an efficient and modern production line for their window production in Viitasaari. The firm applies new methods in manufacturing still respecting their tradition at the same time.
Siipotec has participated in Kaskipuu’s automatization project in Viitasaari plant since 1995. The deliveries have included e.g. CNC working centers. The more detailed descriptions are not possible because of trade secret.