Industry 4.0 offers many benefits. It contributes to increasing the productivity of people and machines, process efficiency and output quality. That is why Chemosvit Strojchem has carried out several investment projects, including the implementation of the elements of Industry 4.0. The machine park has been expanded by a CNC machining centre, which has already been put into operation.
Unlocking the potential for Industry 4.0
The impetus for this investment project was the increased demand for dimensional workpieces. An analysis of the technologies on the market enabling the introduction of Industry 4.0 elements and an analysis of the competitive environment showed the potential for the possibility of expanding the machining of workpieces with dimensions of up to 20 metres.
As the company has started to focus on the production and machining of larger welded structures in recent years, it can offer existing and new customers a complex production of machined welded structures, including surface treatment, up to a minimum of 10 metres.
CNC machining centre increases the level of automation
The CNC machining centre from the Czech manufacturer Strojírna Tyc is designed for machining workpieces on five sides with dimensions up to 11 x 4 x 1.5 m. A milling head with continuous indexing extends the machining possibilities. Thanks to it, high-speed machining for complex shapes is possible too. In addition, the machine’s fixed table design allows machining parts with length up to 20 metres.
The collection of process data is an important feature of the machine, which contributes to an increased level of automation of machine operations. This will gradually translate into improvements in production times and the level of measurement of key indicators, thereby speeding up processes and increasing the quality of outputs.
Ceremonial launching of the machine
Investment thanks to the EU
The automated gantry-type machining centre required significant funds not only for the purchase itself, but also for modification works to the infrastructure and premises. To carry out a project of this magnitude, an application for a non-repayable financial contribution from EU funds was processed to finance it.
The project implementation started in November 2021 and resulted in the commissioning of the centre in February 2023 in the presence of representatives of Strojírna Tyc and Chemosvit Strojchem.
Industry 4.0 is fundamentally changing the way companies manufacture, improve and distribute their products. If we want to continue to bring customers solutions that meet their needs, it is important that we embrace these changes. For example, also in the form of investment in machinery.