Maximum levels of automation for Anzani [SIMAC 2018]The company from Parabiago (Milan) has presented two important innovations that continue the path towards automation, which is increasingly requested by the footwear industry.
In collaboration with Robot System, Anzani has developed the new A.T.S. line (Advanced Tracking System): a timed chain conveyor, suitable for all the phases of the footwear production, from lasting to finishing. The technological revolution brought by A.T.S. is the chance to carry out some operations automatically with robot stations and directly on the chain conveyor. Operations such as roughing and glueing will reach high levels of productivity thanks to the operative times of robots, which set the rhythm also for manual operations. This new conveyor efficiently replaces pallet conveyors (usually used with robots) being more flexible, cheaper and more versatile for all operations.
Also very interesting is the RPL work module, which carries out all the operations between the heel seat lasting and the press (ironing, roughing, cementing, cement drying), fully automatically, without any operator.