RAK Ceramics India Continues to Invest with Sacmi
As part of its ongoing modernization process, the RAK Group has installed a new glazing line.
As part of the ongoing process of modernizing and automating its sanitaryware manufacturing plants, the RAK Group has installed and initiated a new robotized glazing line at its facility in Samalkot, Andhra Pradesh, India. The new line became operational about two months after assembly work began. Tested in October, it has reportedly provided excellent results because of the self-learning system on the GA2000 robot. The new glazing line consists of a four-position carousel with an eight-axis Gaiotto GA2000 robot, interfaced with a glaze flow feedback control (Mass control) system. The system provides manufacturers with personalized spraying parameters (e.g., glaze flow rate, spray aperture, misting) to suit the different models being coated.
The system also includes a bar-type conveying system. Bar conveyors ensure automatic loading and unloading of pieces at the four-position carousel through the use of an angular transfer unit with three electrical axes. The various working positions are controlled by an encoder and safety limit switches. Handling is inverter-controlled by the integrated production centre PLC. The integrated production center is Ethernet-interfaced to provide Sacmi-Gaiotto tele-assistance services.