Conversion of the wet side in the Bad Neustadt plant for two presses from a rotary table to a robot. This also included the replacement of the adjusting and scrap bands, the pallet transfer belt and their segregation setup, and the existing pallet stores were expanded. Thermoplan supplied all the requisite physical equipment, including a brand-new low-voltage switchgear plant with cabling. The new S7 control system has an integrated plasticity control function for shaping (Thermoplast) with controlled material flow and plasticity. Both projects were approached with particular attention being given to finding customized solutions with close deference to the plant's maintenance needs. But then, this applies just as well to Thermoplan's entire product array. Naturally, both projects' reconstruction measures also included a machine-safety upgrade to state-of-the-art status.
Complete conversion of the setting system in the Malsch plant and additional replacement of the three clearing/relocating grippers with a robot. The grouping belt and setting gripper were replaced at the same time. In addition to markedly reducing the number of moving parts (= less maintenance required), the change even increased the throughput a little and improved product quality by reducing the line-up loads and times. Thermoplan not only did the mechanical engineering and installation work, but also replaced the out-dated control system while retaining the switch cabinets and cabling.
Integration of mechanical solutions for U-block production
A new grouping pusher was integrated in the existing setting station, which had previously only been equipped with an aligning bar. Thermoplan undertook the mechanical planning and installation as well as integration into the control system installed. In the next step, the packing plant was extended. The mechanical components including robots were dismantled in the previously shut-down plant and successfully integrated into the packaging line in the Eisenberg plant with a new design and spatial arrangement. With intelligent utilization of existing components in the mechanical and electrical systems, despite limited space, an interesting integrated concept could be supplied.