Visitors to Intermac at Vitrum 2019 in Milan were treated to an up-close look at automated process solutions and robotic cells capable of adding personalisation, modularity and flexibility to the plant.
Master 33.3 with ROS
Intermac constantly redesigns the future of production and at the Vitrum trade fair, the company showed the benefits of integration of technology with ROS (Robotically Operated Systems). The ROS guarantees limitless and effective production and consists of an anthropomorphic robot at the service of the Master 33.3 3-axis machining centre. Dedicated to processing glass, it’s capable of performing the full range of machining operations without compromising on performance. It’s the ideal solution for those who need automated solutions for the production of large batches.
Genius Comby Plus R-A37 with Swift shuttle
The Comby Plus R-A37 version of the Genius CT-Plus was also seen in action at the Intermac stand. It’s made for customers who wish to achieve ultimate productivity with a minimal footprint and in less time, while maintaining elevated cutting precision. The cutting line integrates with the Movetro handling and storage systems: thanks to the Swift shuttle with 4 regular positions, this is the perfect technology for storing and handling sheets of glass in a very small space. The Movetro line is a cutting-edge adaptation of the classic model: a solution that can be personalised and configured, capable of feeding multiple cutting lines at the same time after collecting the sheets from fixed racks or from automatic classifiers – with the option of returning the unused section of the sheet to its original position or to specific stations.
Among the innovations launched on the market in 2019, the Aqua range of products is of particular note; it consists of a series of vertical washing machines that can be fully integrated with Intermac Vertmax vertical machining centres, allowing processed glass to be washed and dried to the very highest standards. Integrating the Aqua washing machines enables the glass sheets to be perfectly prepared for the next machining operation, or for leaving the processing cycle.
Busetti F-Series – Rapid Tooling
Vitrum hosted the launch of a innovative technology for the rapid tooling of corner-rounding units with the Busetti F-Series double-edging grinding range of products. Thanks to the revolutionary chamfering and radius execution system, the Busetti range offers the opportunity to redesign the production process, opening new application horizons for traditional double-edging lines. The radiusing units are patented Intermac devices for making rounded or chamfered corners, both matt diamond-edge and polished, from 1 to 5 millimetres (for radii) and 1 to 7 millimetres (chamfers). With this innovative system, it is not necessary to stop the glass in the machine; the rounding or chamfering operation can be performed while the glass is being machined, with no need for additional equipment.
The Digital Hub – IC and SOPHIA
The Intermac stand was centred around the Digital Hub, which served as the link between the software packages, a place where visitors could experience the true heart of the applications installed on Intermac technology. At the Digital Hub, all the functions of the software installed on Intermac machines were on display, including SOPHIA, the IoT service platform that provides real time information and data through intuitive dashboards with the aim of improving personalised interaction on a per-machine basis and reducing assistance times even further. Vitrum visitors saw the launch of IC – THE EVOLUTION OF ICAM, featuring a fresh interface that’s easy to learn and use: a new approach to programming based on a robust and reliable platform that offers optimised calculation power thanks to the use of the latest technology for development.