automated material supply with integrated robots
AUTOMATION – FIT FOR THE FUTURE
At the centre is the person, whose capabilities are expanded by DESMA automation. This includes a network of individual production units connected via interfaces as well as the compilation and management of large data sets. The production of shoes occurs via automated material guiding and integrated robots.
- REDUCTION IN OPERATING COSTS
- IMPROVEMENTS IN PRODUCT QUALITY
- BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS
- INCREASE IN PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE
- INCREASE IN MANUFACTURING STABILITY
- REDUCED MATERIAL INPUT
DESMA CONTROL CONCEPTS FOR AN EASY OPERATION
DESMA machines are equipped with the most modern control concepts. Control systems are designed especially for the DESMA processes, enabling almost all demands in manufacturing to be met. DEScan® control systems offer highest transparency and flexibility.
Most modern controls
All data sets may be stored in DEScan® and quickly called up at mould change. Injection data is also thus stored.
Using a scanner, stored machine data can be retrieved and automatically applied to the appropriate tool.
DEScan® MACHINE CONTROLS
- human machine interface (HMI)
- graphical operator touch screen
- long-distance maintenance and diagnosis
- teleservice via internet
Always in touch
The seventh DESMA machine:
36 stations, A High degree of automation
With 36 stations, a highly-automated amir production line and a total of seven robots, the new DESMA rotary table is currently the largest and most modern direct soling machine offered by DESMA.
It is the seventh machine that DESMA has delivered to ATLAS, its partner for many years, a clear sign of the trust that has grown steadily over the 40 years in which these two successful business enterprises have worked together.
On purchasing this latest machine, ATLAS has entered a new dimension. “The new machine will make our traditional production methods more flexible; the individual work stages are more precise and the production process as a whole more efficient,” explains Dieter Bade, DESMA Sales Manager.
Robots perform individual steps such as roughening the upper, placing steel soles, applying release agent, trimming sole edges and picking and placing, i.e. automated parts supply from the amir system to and from the rotary table. This eases the workload of the employees, who no longer have to perform these laborious and often monotonous tasks.
The web-based “Smart Shopfloor” system is a new innovation which permanently collects all machine and operating data and stores it in a database which can be accessed via smartphone. This enables the customer to obtain information about their order at any time and to view the ongoing production data online. ATLAS is one of the first companies to use this software and they are highly satisfied: “No matter where I am, I always know exactly what is happening at the production plant, can check the details about individual stations or simply request an overview. It is really practical,” says Hendrik Schabsky, ATLAS junior partner.
“Smart Shopfloor” enables 24/7 production monitoring
The new amir®-line now operates in three shifts, six days a week, with an output of 3,000 pairs of shoes in 24 hours.
“The machine allows us to optimise production in terms of quality, productivity and ecology. That is both our target and our claim. Because we make everything ourselves, from the sole to the uppers, we can also cope with peak order volumes and deliver to the exact day,” says Hendrik Schabsky proudly.
Whether fashionable women’s footwear with a steel toecap and three centimetre heels, special boots with heatproof outsole for welders, or smart everyday shoes with pierce-resistant sole and 3-D cushioning, with its range of 500 different products, ATLAS can satisfy the requirements of all industrial customers. It goes without saying that all models meet the requirements of EN ISO 20435, which guarantees that the soles are non-slip, resistant to oil and chemicals, antistatic and pierce-resistant. High-tech polyurethane soles made by DESMA ensure that the shoes are comfortable to wear, lightweight, elastic and ergonomically shaped. “Direct soling allows us to deliver customised footwear in terms of shape, materials, stability, size and colour. The question is always: What does the customer need?” states DESMA Sales Manager Dieter Bade.