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INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION FOR THE FOUNDRY SECTOR

From large steel mills to small goldsmith companies, the foundry plays a central role in the quality of the products introduced into the industrial and commercial circuit. And when we talk about casting, it is linked to a harsh work environment, with high temperatures and the need for special Personal Protective Equipment to prevent any type of risk.

How much does it cost to automate a business?

In practical and investment terms, automating a manufacturing facility by purchasing robots or new digitized and networked machinery almost always involves a relatively large outlay. However, the move toward industrial automation can also be less costly.

 

ROBOTIC CELLS FOR LEATHER GOODS

Tuscany, our land of origin and where Tera Automation is based, is the cradle of leather accessories manufacturing. This long-standing tradition began in the mid-nineteenth century in artisan workshops. The modern and innovative turning point came thanks to Guccio Gucci, founder of the homonymous fashion house, and it is thanks to this evolutionary path that the latest generation of robotic cells can really make the difference in the production line of leather and leather accessories and items.

Industrial automation for quality control

The quality control of a company is a useful tool to prevent any kind of problem that could occur on the finished product. The processes of quality control are also functional to the management of relationships with suppliers, called to ensure the quality standard required to meet, and satisfy as much as possible, the demands of customers.

Industrial automation: what it is, benefits and applications

Industrial automation can be described as a discipline or as a set of technologies and functions. Its advantages, characteristics, and peculiarities, however, are many and depend to a great extent on the fields of application.

Industrial automation and ingot production: minting vs casting

Minting and casting are two different ingots production processes in which industrial automation can bring significant advantages and invaluable automatic process control. But let's see first what their main characteristics are.

ROBOTIC CELLS FOR WELDING

Welding is an extremely demanding process, and today industrial robotics is making daily strides in the evolution of robots that can replace humans in a complex and risky task.

ROBOTIC CELLS FOR THE GOLDSMITH SECTOR

Jewelry is a product that never loses appeal in the market, both for its value as a luxury good and as an investment, and as a source of gratification. The prospects for the future, even if to be remodeled compared to what was the past, are therefore there, considering the important role that the luxury sector, and therefore also the goldsmith sector, has made in the Made in Italy industry.

ANTROPOMORPHIC ROBOTS: WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THEM?

Antropomorphic robots with six degrees of freedom are the most commonly used industrial robots in industrial robotics solutions, because of their design which guarantees maximum flexibility.

ROBOTIC CELLS FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY

Industrial robotics, born with the automotive production, found a big and positive expansion in the food industry. Food industry means both food and beverages production and today in Italy is in first place for global turnover in the manufacturing sector.

ROBOTIC CELLS FOR CNC SUBSERVIENCE

Robotic cells for CNC subservience are created with the aim of maximizing the efficiency of CNC machine tools and optimizing the production flow, thus obtaining better performances.

But what exactly do robotic cells do in this field? And how can industrial robotics help men in their tasks?

Productive cycles and robotic cells

A robotic work cell is really able to take a production reality to another level. The greatest advantage of installing a robotic island in a company is certainly that of having a considerable increase in production that can be measured immediately. But how can a robotic island really revolutionize the company's production cycle? Let's see it together.

INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS AND THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

The pharmaceutical industry is the manufacturing field with the highest growth in the decade of 2008-2018 in Italy. Exports increased by 100% while production increased by 22%, as opposed to the rest of the Italian manufacturing industry which suffered a -14% decline over the same period. The data, therefore, speak clearly.

INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS’S RESPONSE TO E-WASTE

E-waste, also known as  RAEE (Rifiuti di Apparecchiature Elettriche ed Elettroniche) in italian or WEEE (Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment) in english, consists of electronic devices that must be disposed because they’re broken or no longer working.

INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS AND PALLETIZING: ADVANTAGES AND EMPLOYMENTS

Industrial automations for palletizing activities are useful tools for many productive sectors. But what exactly do we mean when we use the term “palletizing”? What is industrial robotics help when it comes to this type of activity?

EMPLOYEES’S SAFETY WITH ROBOTIC CELLS

Those who work in automation and industrial robotics known that the innovation they propose with their technologies and machinery must comply with precise safety standards. According to the “Consolidated Act on Health and Safety at Work”, indeed, Whenever the use of robots and robotic islands is foreseen in the production cycle, workplaces must comply with precise safety criteria.

ROBOTIC CELLS FOR MANIPULATION: ADVANTAGES AND APPLICATIONS

When an industrial robot is programmed for a specific use and is placed in a robotic cell, it performs continuous work without interruptions, without the aid of lighting and, most importantly, without the supervision of any operator. These three details are enough material to understand right away the great advantage of industrial robotics in many fields.   

Industrial robotics for the automotive sector

The historical field of application of industrial automation is undoubtedly that of the automotive sector. Only a couple of decades passed from Henry Ford's assembly line to the first welding and painting robots, and even today the production chain of cars and motorcycles enjoys the benefits of these ingenious technological developments

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THE VALUE OF VISION SYSTEMS IN ROBOTIC CELLS

When referring to industrial automation, artificial vision systems are an essential tool. But what is an artificial vision system? What advantages can it provide when installed in a robotic cell?

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Types of industrial robots: what they are and how to choose them

ISO TR/8373-2.3 norm defines industrial robot as: "automatically controlled, reprogrammable, multipurpose manipulator, programmable in three or more axes, which can be either fixed in place or mobile for use in industrial automation applications".