Tecnoferrari

TecnoFerrari: innovation in automatic handling and storage systems

Over 3,500 AGV automatic guided vehicles installed worldwide.

Author: Gruppo TecnoFerrari SpA

Managing complexity is in TecnoFerrari’s DNA, as TecnoFerrari has dealt with automation since 1973, following the growth and development of the ceramic industry since the very beginning to this day, gaining knowledge and experiences in an industrial sector that has identified in automation the key to success before others. Focused on continuous research to improve the products and the functionality of the machine and starting from the know-how developed by the ceramic world, today we can boast a vast competence and flexibility in our approach to storage and logistics systems that has allowed us to create a position also in other sectors such as Tissue, Beverage, Automotive, Paper, Pharmaceutical/Medical, Food and many others.

We are innovation since 1966

TecnoFerrari offers AGV vehicles provided with both magnet or laser guided technology for navigation and with latest safety and logic control systems, this representing the widest solutions portfolio available in the market. Industry 4.0 paradigms are implemented in all AGV systems and this allows the interconnection with all machineries and with the company ERP system. The supervisor software, a complete suite developed by Tecnoferrari offers the complete management of the production schedule and the possibility to customize it according to the Customer needs is an added value in terms of flexibility. TecnoFerrari AGV system allows a substantial cost saving if we compare the same activity carried on by manual vehicles. TecnoFerrari AGV allows to cut the loss of productivity due to the inefficiency of the manual transportation. Also the damage of the transported product handled manually it is substantially reduced by AGV with a smooth and constant working-flow. TecnoFerrari offers a fast track towards success to every company, regardless of their size, since automation means:

  • Maximum safety level for operators;
  • Completely automatic functioning;
  • Process control and optimization of the production cycle;
  • Time and working precision;
  • Perfect control over all process stage;
  • Cost reduction;
  • Ability to interface with other production technologies;
  • Data protection and collection.

And also:

  • Versatility of the system and limited workings for track extensions and modifications;
  • Reliability and sturdiness of the vehicle.
Handled material are loaded/de-loaded in any type racking structure: Conventional, Drive in, Live storage by means of roller track (FIFO first-in/first-out or LIFO last-in/first-out). Mobile structural compact pallet rack.
Handled material are loaded/de-loaded in any type racking structure: Conventional, Drive in, Live storage by means of roller track (FIFO first-in/first-out or LIFO last-in/first-out). Mobile structural compact pallet rack.
Handling of paper rolls and lifting/lower to another level of the installation.
Handling of paper rolls and lifting/lower to another level of the installation.

Key of the success: customized and innovative solutions

TecnoFerrari designs and implements its own system using latest generation tools. Machine concepts and development are obtained by modern CAD 3D software and products data and formulas are elaborated by a PDM system. The engineering staff is able to manage even complex processes and plants layouts providing Customers with optimized solutions in terms of performance, reliability and flexibility.

 

Change Battery system

Automatic battery change for continuous operation 24 hours/day without the need of manpower for the change. When the battery charge is low, the vehicle, when finished the mission, goes automatically to the battery charging station. Change happens in a few minutes. There also exist models in which re-charge takes place automatically in a partial re-charge station. In this case the vehicle dedicates all block times to auto-recharge of the batteries, without operator intervention. It allows for continuous operation.

Automatic Battery Change System.

Automatic vehicles for heavy transport

TecnoFerrari automatic vehicles (TGV) are battery-powered shuttles that move automatically following a track of permanent magnets inserted into the floor. They allow a wide variety of applications. They are heavy duty designed and can transport up to 15,000 Kg. The four lifting device placed at corners of the shuttle can lift simply structures where jumbo rolls can be stored or structures with roller or chain conveyors. The structure is lifted, transported to the destination where is lowered on the floor pan. Structure can be left there waiting to be free from the load. The shuttle without the structure can start a new mission. In case of the structure with conveyors they transfer the load to other conveyors. One application is the handling of pulp bales.

Safety

The vehicle has a sophisticated and reliable active and passive system for continuous control of the surrounding space, to prevent accidental blows: these safety devices are  virtual programmable laser bumper, mechanical bumper, side straps, sound and flashing signals.

 

 

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