Tecno Center has developed a range of specific products for the white good sector, optimizing speeds and accelerations and notably reducing the cycle-time.
Technology and aesthetics are two aspects of the white good industry that are exponentially evolving over the last few years, demonstrating a stricter and stricter correlation. Both demanding and conservatory buyers are more and more tending to request products that are well outlined from the aesthetical point of view but also innovative and functional.
Keeping in mind the latest trends of the world market, for over forty years Tecno Center has been designing and implementing suitable linear modules for all customer requirements, creating competitive applications in each sector of automation and machine tools. Customization is the bearing pillar in the management of the relationships with customers: modules are studied and optimized upon demand, according to preventive studies of feasibility, sizing of transmission components and analysis of the process diagram, with complete supply of plates, accessories and fixing support for the assembly of more axes, and to the eventual customized machining operations on carriages and steel structural works.
Key characteristic of the activity at Tecno Center is also the development of an intense collaboration relationship, aiming at establishing a constructive dialogue and an exchange of information targeted to the creation of co-design. To obtain the best from this collaboration and to create a relationship of mutual confidence with customers, it is therefore indispensable a strong adaptation capability and to exert a strong interpersonal flexibility.
The reduction of “idle times” in productive cycles is the target shared by all producers of industrial automation. To meet this need, Tecno Center has developed a range of specific products for the white good industry, optimizing speeds and accelerations and notably reducing the cycle-time. It was so born the “Interpressa Tecno Center” application, able to match wisely innovation and aesthetics. The name itself derives from the assumption that the supplied axis is no more considered external to the machine, but integral part of the same and sharing in its cycle time: the interpress is in fact “inside presses”.
The systems are composed by dual axes (Y, Z), therefore while the vertical translation is entrusted both to screw modules and to modules with pneumatic compensation cylinders, the horizontal one is performed by a belt with omega transmission (the belt transmission maintains the fixed motors and consequently eliminates the weight of the motor on board of the carriages).
The quantity of modules depends on the axis length. Thanks to an attentive care in the reduction of the involved masses, it is also possible to reach accelerations exceeding 10 m/s2. The horizontal bar has optimized sizes to maintain a reduced axis thickness, permitting to limit the press sizes. The reduction of the masses at stake is also enabled by the use of plastic materials, and the use of tie rods joining the carriages performs also the function of cable passage.
A further innovation concerns the creation of the vertical ZMCHH module (structural work section 105×105 and 80×80), simple and compact, devised paying particular attention to energy saving. It is a single integrated whole that, thanks to the force of the pneumatic load compensation cylinder, hidden inside the structural works and directly controlled by the driving head, allows lifting notable weights with a high acceleration in vertical. The gear motor entry is possible on both sides and is equipped with high-performance guides with permanent lubrication.
Available also in the version without cylinder, it is suitable for all uses and, upon demand, a version with anti-corrosion treatment is supplied. Still upon specific customer demand, it is possible to add a tool attachment plate. To improve the aesthetics and to free the system from encumbrances, the wiring for the tool automation is housed inside the module.