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Maximising productivity through automation

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Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) has revealed its newest automation innovation at drupa, underlining the company’s commitment to developing digital solutions that maximise productivity. 

 

Boasting a significantly larger vacuum plenum plate and several new features that minimise set up and the need for manual adjustments, the upgraded Kongsberg Feeder & Stacker v1.2 helps substantially reduce downtime and enable quicker turnaround to significantly boost throughput. 

 

Nimil David, product manager for automation and robotics, said: ‘The feeder and stacker was developed specifically as a pallet to pallet solution to seamlessly increase productivity. Its combined automatic loading and unloading significantly speeds up short run production by eliminating one of the most common bottlenecks in the process, removing the need for operators to manually handle materials and enabling continuous production. With this updated version we have maximised the plenum plate size and reduced other components to deliver optimum efficiency during loading and unloading. 

 

‘An active coverage area of more than 95% eliminates the need for the plenum plate to be adjusted for each job, improving setup to further supercharge production and deliver even more speed – and value – throughout the entire job cycle.’

 

‘As customers look to the future of their own businesses, they are focusing on automation to maximize their own potential,’ added Nimil. ‘The removal of any manual handling between steps not only increases speed and accuracy of locating and removing materials, but also eliminates any chance of human error that can lead to damage and costly errors. These latest advances in our feeder and stacker technology serve to deliver an automation solution specifically designed to address these pain points and empower converters to maximise throughput.’

 

Able to handle sheet sizes of up to 3200 x 1600 mm, as well as all typical packaging and display material, incorporating the Kongsberg Feeder & Stacker into the production workflow means fewer pallet changes and continuous handling of materials. 

 

The latest Kongsberg automated feeder and stacker is in action on stand B43 in hall 8A at drupa.

 


 

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