26 March 2007

Prima's new CompactServer provides increased productivity and fast payback

CompactServer, the latest automatic work handling system from laser cutting equipment specialist Prima Industrie UK Ltd, provides increased productivity and fast payback by enabling its Platino, Syncrono and Domino series machines to be operated as independent, unmanned manufacturing cells.

Equally suitable for OEM and sub-contract manufacturers, the CompactServer is designed to integrate with the laser cutter's automatic pallet changer to provide highly efficient automatic operation, even under ‘lights out' conditions.

With all components fitting above the machine's pallet changer, the new CompactServer requires no additional floor space. It is available as a factory-supplied equipment option or can be quickly and simply retrofitted to existing installations without the need for foundations.

In operation, the new unit uses vacuum cup grippers to transfer unprocessed sheets to the pallet changer during the machine's cutting cycle – enabling downtime during the load/unload sequence to be minimised. The CompactServer is controlled directly by the machine's CNC system and incorporates a wealth of safety, referencing, sheet separation and measuring features to ensure safe and trouble-free operation over an extended service life.

Suitable for standard sheet sizes up to 1500 mm x 3000 mm and up to 20 mm thick, the CompactServer offers a maximum single shelf payload of 3000 kg, with a maximum raw or finished material stack height of 150 mm. In addition, each of the unit's two shelves can be replaced by guide-mounted motorised pallets to allow stack handling by a bridge crane.

Contact: Joe Attuoni

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