The first fully automatic knife sharpening system in the world for refining mills up and running and operating to expectations.
This innovative system, which has revolutionised the concept of knife sharpening, is fully operative at the Galliate facility (30 km from Milan), transforming knife sharpening into a fully automatic process that is closely monitored throughout all its various stages.
The system consists of a 6-axis robot, designed to carry out all the operations in a highly flexible manner and to handle an infinite number of sharpening programmes and work process variants.
The process commences with a unit which sprays the knife ring automatically with moving jets of water, after which it is brushed and dried with compressed air.
Each knife is removed automatically and then checked by an optical scanning system to determine the relative profile and how much material needs to be sharpened away.
All the operations are handled automatically and details on knife wear and wear on the knife mount plates are utilized to optimize the mill refining process.
Total repetitiveness of the mechanical tightening/loosening knives bolt and knives set-up (avoid destruction of at least one, two or more ring per year).
Automatic optical check of wear plate to grant thickness and wear control per individual plates (taking care of these measurements for the protrusion angle set-up)
Robots are programmed to faithfully carry out specific actions over and over again (repetitive actions) without variation and with a high degree of accuracy. These actions are determined by programmed routines that specify the direction, acceleration, velocity, deceleration, and distance of a series of coordinated motions
All sharpening operations are concentrated in a single enclosed secured chamber controlled by an independent automatic system.
As a result of all the a.m. points you'll have a better quality flakes, great advantages to produce lighter boards !