SCM Group is a worldwide producer of technology for processing a wide range of materials including wood, plastic, glass, stone, metal and composite materials. The Group's worldwide companies are partners of leading industrial enterprises operating in various market sectors, ranging from furniture to construction, automotive to aerospace and marine to plastic processing. SCM coordinates, supports and develops its products in large, highly-specialized production centers, employing more than 3,300 workers across five continents.
The visionary Lean Robot Cell 4.0 from woodworking machinery manufacturer SCM Group takes the concepts of Industry 4.0 and puts them to practical use. Featuring two anthropomorphic robots, the completely automated system performs all of the various machining stages of a job - from semi-machined panels to panels completely machined.
Requiring only one operator, the cell system produces components for wardrobes and consists of a Morbidelli M600 nesting machining center and a Stefani edge bander, fitted with a panel return device and a drilling center. The cell uses standard, high performance, easy-to-use machines, operates automatically when the job is launched and has been designed to integrate with the customer's production management system.
The result is a system that can perform all the various machining stages, from semi-machined panels to machined panels.
At the end of the process, the individual finished panels are also grouped into their different order lots by robots on special carriages, ready to be assembled in the CPC clamp. 500 wardrobe panels can be produced every shift.
SCM presented over 30 technological solutions of the cell at AWFS 2017, where it won a Visionary Award. The AWFS Visionary New Product Awards recognize creativity, innovation, production impact, as well as the practicality of new industry products.