RIMINI, Italy -- SCM will host in its Rimini technology center an open house event, Smart & Human Factory, to launch a new production model with digital and automation systems designed to enable advanced man-machine interaction with 360-degree control over the entire production flow. 

During the January 31-February 2 event, the new range of Morbidelli CNC nesting machining centers will be shown. These new machining centers apply five-axis technology to nesting machining processes with the requirements of a market that is increasingly oriented to Batch 1 production and needs to combine high speed and flexibility in panel cutting patterns.

The footprint, from the worktop to the drilling heads to the machine tool magazine for tool changeover in record time, is increasingly smaller and more functional.

"The new Morbidelli machining centers have been designed on the basis of market feedback. All the most popular innovations of the m100 and m200 Morbidelli work centers have been transferred to these new designs,” confirms Bruno Di Napoli, manager of the SCM Machining Centers Business Unit. "The new, highly innovative range is the perfect solution for the vast majority of larger and smaller furniture manufacturers."  

At SCM's event, a practical demonstration will be delivered of a nesting cell supplemented by automation and industrial and collaborative robotics systems for the production process of different types of cabinets.

In particular, according to the new SCM Smart & Human Factory model, operators at the Rimini Technology Center will be assisted during the various panel processing stages (nesting, edgebanding, drilling, dowelling hardware insertion, glue dispensing, finishing and assembly) by industrial anthropomorphic robots for risky and low added-value tasks, by collaborative robots (cobots) for the final process stages and by autonomous mobile robots to carry panels from one island or cell to the next.

The entire work process will be coordinated by the Maestro Watch Supervision Software, monitoring the state of each of the products being machined throughout the process, and by the IoT Maestro Connect system - which collects and analyzes SCM technology data, ensuring on the one hand full control over the production flow and, on the other, the implementation of smart predictive maintenance models. See http://scmgroup.com.

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