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New Advanced Automation in Extrusion Working and Assembly

Mario Conserva – Alfin spa and
Enrico Perego – Emmegigroup

Track: VALUE-ADDED PROCESSES - Fabrication

ABSTRACT ---  This paper introduces Dot.Lab, a new concept for aluminum windows
fabricating, designed with the integration of automation, robotics, and
telecommunications. The “ideal factory” is organized vertically, which lets it place
profiles, accessories, and small parts on a limited surface, simplifying loading and
unloading operations. Warehoused materials are transferred to the first machining
stage, a cutting operation performed with an electronic high precision cutt-off
machine. Milling is based around machining centers working on three sides of the
profile, as well as with the option of using the same software for the machining
programs. The cut and milled pieces are transferred to the corner-crimping
machine, to rapidly and accurately join the corners, with its superior adaptability and
ease of use. The materials are transferred on a wide selection of specifically
designed trolleys, which include the laser-guided vehicle (LGV). At the end of the
line, the completed door or window is packaged by a wrapping machine, labeled to
be identifiable during installation, and is then ready to be delivered. DOT.LAB is
based on tremendous advantages of reliability and flexibility, and it represents the
state-of-the-art product within the concept of an “ideal factory” for aluminum
extrusion systems manufacturing.

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