In summer 2020, Alfa Acciai awarded the contract to Automazioni Industriali Capitanio (AIC) for supplying and installing two advanced robots for tagging process at the wire rod rolling mill, in Brescia (BS, Italy).
The activities had involved a robotic island in the evacuation area for applying tags to the wire rod rolls. The entire supply included testing, commissioning and remote assistance.
This system helps its customer to improve the identification and the traceability of materials, as well as reducing human faults.
The automation system level 1 acquires the weight of the wire rod rolls before that they reach the robotic island.
There, through the support of a 3D vision system, the tags are placed on the feeding lines cradles 1 and 2. A mobile carriage allows the robot to reach both lines from right to left sides. Moreover, to prevent plant downtime, two different backup printers are installed on the site.
AIC is a global system integrator providing advanced and tailored automation and robotic solutions for the steel industry, with the aim to continuously improve both efficiency, competitiveness and safety of the production processes.