Cutting machine upgrade
Automation of the cutting process at Industriprint has meant an upgrade of our current S3 L1200 cutting machine to a fully automated cutting system with sheet feeder and a Robot PortaTable 130.
The system is used to cut items both from sheets and from rolls, and both a standard gripper and a poster gripper are used to pick the items. All kinds of items are cut in many different sizes – mainly foil and plastic, however.
A big boost in efficiency
A lot has happened on the efficiency front. With the old setup, we manually placed sheets on the table and started the cutting machine.
It was a little random how long it took before we got back to the machine and could start the next task. With our new system, there are no breaks in work, so it goes without saying that efficiency is much higher. We have had the robot since early summer 2023, and it has been at work pretty much from day 1.”
The system works every day all day. We start it when we arrive at work and often when we go home. We have set up a camera so we can monitor the work from home. When it has finished the job, it shuts itself down and is ready until we meet the next morning.
Especially when we put a roll on and use the poster gripper, it can work for many hours after the rest of us have spent the evening.
“It’s really easy to get the robot and cutting machine working, and requires very little from us. The fact that we got both feeder and robot connected to our cutting machine has been nothing short of brilliant.”
Claus Iversen, Tegnestudeleder
It’s really easy to get the robot and cutting machine working, and requires very little from us. The fact that we got both feeder and robot connected to our cutting machine has been nothing short of brilliant.
Jacob from Zünd helped us in the design studio by showing how the jobs should be prepared for the robot – and it has worked really well.
We mostly get our print files/drawings directly from the customers, but of course it has to be prepared for cutting and picking. We do this by adding a cutting and robot layer. Based on that, the system knows where to cut and pick in relation to the pressure.
We also have an older Zünd cutting machine from 2003. It is a grinder from another world. Apart from regular maintenance and replacement of worn parts, there has been nothing.
Such is Swiss quality.
Even though a new cutting machine has been added, we are still very happy with the old one, especially when the new system is running long-term jobs from rolls that cannot be interrupted. Then new jobs are moved out to the old cutting machine, which must be operated manually.