Bramac to design the future of shoe-making machineryBramac is a company specialized in manufacturing and selling sewing machines and machinery for the footwear industry. The company was […]

Mar 09, 2018

Bramac is a company specialized in manufacturing and selling sewing machines and machinery for the footwear industry. The company was founded in 1965 and was born from the far-sighted mind of Masiero Bracalente who, during the years of footwear boom, decided to start a trading business of shoe-making machines.
Today Bramac is a company seated in Montegranaro (in the province of Fermo, Marche region) having a subsidiary in Trani (in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, Puglia region), run and managed by the founder’s son Alessandro Bracalente, who has managed to expand its customer base, skills and turnover thanks to a widely diversified range of products and services. In 2017 the main headquarters of the company have been further enlarged, redesigned and adapted to the most severe efficiency standards, thus enlarging the warehouse and workshops and creating a new showroom, accounting for an overall covered area of over 3,000 sqm.
A similar surface is covered by Bramac’s subsidiary in Trani, which is constantly supplied from its parent company and which occupies a strategic position, Trani being a landmark for the several footwear districts present in Southern Italy as well as an appreciable commercial hub with foreign markets, more specifically Albania and the neighboring areas.
Bramac’s main mission is to offer machines that are adapted to its customers’ needs, enabling them to obtain finished products meeting ever-increasing quality standards. This goal is obtained thanks to a team of automation designers and engineers making up Bramac-Lab. The only aim of this Division is to reinvent production processes and design new machines adapted to the industry of the future, thus anticipating its customers’ requests. Bramac can devise next-generation complete production systems, as well as provide after-sale, assistance and staff training services, figured out and tailored to the needs of each single customer, both in Italy and abroad.

xdraw-1Among the flagship products offered by Bramac is the X-Draw printing modular system used to plot (erasable) guide lines on leathers and other fabrics, composed of two main stations (model acquisition and plotting) and any accessories, configurable according to customer needs (drying station, return conveyor, etc.).
The whole automatic system is managed and coordinated by a computer equipped with a custom software. X-Draw derives from the need to automate the marking process in order to guide the operator during the binding with precise marks accurate to the millimiter.

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A scanner acquires the correct model (typically from a cardboard and also from a CAD file via USB) from which the system automatically extracts the different type of “marks” (lines, marks and points) that must be replicated on the raw piece.
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Once acquired the model, the system activates the plotting station. The user can randomly put the raw pieces to be marked on a suction conveyor belt that leads them automatically into the working area. At this stage the system detects shape and position of the raw pieces (even of multiple ones) and performs the roto-translation on each of them, centering the relative coordinates of the marks to be replicated.
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Carrying out of markings.
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