Reducing waste, and cutting foam blocks more efficiently lies at the heart of two new machinery and software integrations from Albrecht Baumer.
German cutting machinery company, Albrecht Baumer has developed Baumer Nest, a piece of software which, the firm said, integrates with its existing networked machinery to enable companies to improve production efficiency. It has also introduced a larger, more efficient cutting machine.
In a conventional factory, the foam cutting patterns are decided at the start of the day and inputted to the cutting machines, Baumer software engineer, Volker Czymeck, explained. He added: “If this is done by an operator who has 20 years’ experience, he may come to the same result as our nesting programme. Less experienced operators may concentrate on speed of cutting rather than the total efficiency of the process,” he added.
Czymeck went on “our Nest system means we are no longer dependent on the ability of the worker.”
The system can enable companies without highly trained and experienced staff to save time and gives “the possibility to mix different customer orders or aggregate individual customers orders in the most efficient way in a short period of time,” he said.
Czymeck said that it might take 20 minutes at the start of a shift to set up a cutter for a large number of blocks, and a further five minutes to import those settings for a days’ worth of orders.
He continued that the Baumer Nest process removes the…