Highly flexible line for steel radiators
Tecno Logica designs custom made automation solutions for a wide variety of radiator customers. We take on the constant challenge of increasing productivity and decreasing cost at the same time.
In this case we were asked to enable a highly flexible production line for premium steel radiators in Switzerland with the additional challenge of tight manufacturing tolerances of ±0,1 mm.
The flexibility requirement arrived from the enormous variety of product features: horizontal vs. vertical, with or without convection fins, single, double or triple tube layers.
- 24/7 production with an efficiency > 95%.
- Increasing production capacity on the same space by 100%.
- Development of production planning software to optimize material usage in combination with a hot lot insertion in case of urgent requests.
- All processes combined into one single line with the individual work cells connected by flexible buffer stations for uninterrupted production.
- New fully automatic process sequence with increased production capacity by 100% while reducing the number of operators from 35 to 7.