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Raimondi's robot takes the strain of large ceramic slabs

February 2018

Raimondi has come up with a way to handle mega-format gauged ceramic panels safely and securely on site.  The Roboslab system allows users to lift (from a case/pallet or an A-frame) large ceramic panels up to 200 Kg in weight; and then position them accurately, on both floors and walls, prior to final installation.

Roboslab is an hydraulically-operated mobile lifter, designed to improve efficiency and productivity of tile fixers, as well as reducing daily fatigue. Any type or size of ceramic slab can be safely installed in both transverse and longitudinal positions. For wall installations, Roboslab is capable on achieving the third tier of a 1,500mm wide slab laid horizontally, with the long side of the tile parallel to the floor, and the forth tier of a 1,000mm wide slab.

The boom frame attachment is equipped with six large 300mm vacuum suction cups, that can be individually positioned to suit any slab size, or any shape after cut outs.  A control unit drives the boom (up/down) as well as tilting the frame attachment from horizontal to vertical (or vice versa). This facilitates back-buttering and installation on either walls or floors. The control unit is removable to allow the tile setter to operate the machine while standing next to the slab, which facilitates accurate positioning. 

The boom frame attachment is capable of horizontal rotation, so that the slab can be positioned sideways and transported in a safe position. This is vital when restricted access has to be negotiated on site.

The introduction of Roboslab underlines Raimondi’s on-going commitment to supporting tile contractors with the installation challenges posed by large format tiles and slabs which are becoming ever more popular.  

More at: http://www.raimondispa.com/en/

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