Fecken-Kirfel introduces Pick By View software module

On the occasion of the coming Interzum in May 2011 the company Fecken-Kirfel will be presenting the new software module “Pick by View” on their long-established machine combination W 22 and F 62. This software module permits to easily take away the parts for different commissions from a fully automatically nested material stack cut into contour parts.

During the last years it has become more and more important for the foaming industry to react flexibly to the market. Smallest series or small lot sizes and just-in-time production are only some of the daily challenges. Fecken-Kirfel as a technological leader and innovative company is always striving to develop market-orientated solutions in order to simplify these challenges.

With the new software module “Pick by View“ Fecken-Kirfel has implemented a commissioning support as a further development to the existing fully automatic nesting systems. This new module is working in a similar way as other already in the market existing commissioning systems which are applied for cutting machines in the textile and leather industry. The software simplifies the handling of cut contour parts both for smaller and larger quantities. The allocation of the foam parts or of their packaging is made much easier and therefore accelerated. Other optimised software solutions from the AutoRouting to the Interactive 3D-Nesting complete the software package.

In order to be able to reasonably and efficiently process the huge amounts of contour parts which are generated at the high cutting speed of the vertical contour cutting machine, it is necessary to support the operator concerning the commissioning. “Pick by View” is displaying the cut layer pattern on a huge screen in the way it is appearing in front of the operator. Within the displayed layer pattern those contour parts which have to be taken away next are highlighted in colour so that the operator can easily identify them and allocate them to the corresponding commission.

The parts which actually need to be taken away appear in green colour on the screen, parts which were already taken away are red-coloured.

Parallel to this step it is also possible to print out self-adhesive labels which can then be sticked by the operator to the displayed part. These labels serve for a later identification of the parts in stock or for further processing steps. They contain e.g. information such as the contour name, foam quality, graphical illustration of the contour or other customer-specific information.

This software module considerably increases the efficiency of the contour cutting machine once more.

SOURCE: Fecken-Kirfel GmbH & Co.

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