05/19/2011

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New automation patent for easy stacking

Aside from being expensive in terms of the equipment used, there is also a need for the operator to recharge the feeding cassettes by entering the protected parts of the machinery with consequences for cycle time and safety.OMS Automation from Italy has now developed a solution to this problem with the introduction of a block insertion unit which allows the operator to fill a feeding cassette from outside the protected area and which requires only one hot melt adhesive applicator, irrespective of the number and spacing of the support blocks needed.This "intelligent" patented system moves the panel stack under the block feed station according to the length of the stack and the required support block spacing. The use of a single hot melt gun keeps it in prime condition and much less likely to block and, by avoiding the need for the operator to enter the protected area of the machine, enables shorter cycle times.This solution has recently been installed at Italian panel producer Stiferite.

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