The Lasselsberger Group, one of Europe’s leading ceramic tile manufacturers and best known for the Rako brand, has signed a major agreement with System for the technological upgrading of two of its production plants in the Czech Republic (Chlumčany and Rakovnik) and one in Hungary (Romhany). The order includes state-of-the-art automation for decoration and the end-of-line stage of the production cycle.
At Chlumčany, two new digital printers have been installed on the new line for production of Rako brand large-format porcelain tiles. These consist of a Creadigit E for printing high-resolution graphic designs on products up to 600mm wide, and a Creadigit XLE for the decoration of surfaces with widths of up to 900mm. In addition to the Dimatix1024 model M printheads, both printers have been equipped with High Flow printheads for application of digital material effects. Rotocolor units complete the graphic design project.
Robofloor storage units from Nuova Era have been installed in the same factory at the entrance and exit of the rectification and polishing lines, and at the infeed to the end-of-line system. The order also includes two complete sorting lines equipped with Qualitron quality control system, a Liner2000 for dimensional checks and rectangularity analysis, a Planar unit for acquisition of data on the curvature of the surfaces, a Multigecko sorter, a Multipack packaging machine which reduces the use of cardboard even for large sizes, and a Griffon palletiser.
In the first stange of the modernisation of the factory in Rakovnik, System supplied two new sorting lines consisting of a Multigecko, an FV08 packaging machine and a Falcon palletiser.
The Lasselsberger Group has replicated this technology upgrade of the end-of-line department at the Zalakeramia factory in Hungary.
A Connector package for the Prime software platform developed by System has been introduced at the Rako factory in Chlumčany. This facilitates complete interfacing with System automations, acquisition of all production and machine status data, and data logging and integration into the ERP management software.
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