zveřejněno 4.8.2017 – http://www.plasticsnewseurope.com/article/20170804/PNE/170809939/fatra-invests-in-negri-bossi-machinery-for-ikea-plastic-goods
Fatra invests in Negri Bossi machinery for Ikea plastic goods
Fatra AS has recently invested in five Negri Bossi Vector machines installed at its Czech Republic production plants in Napajedla and Chropyně.
In a 28 July statement Negri Bossi said the investment included new 1100-tonne machines to manufacture a completely new product.
The 650- and 1100-tonne machines were all equipped with Negri Bossi beam robots and automation, which included scales, a labelling system, a conveyor belt and guarding.
“This enables Fatra to efficiently supply a final verified product. Whilst all the Negri Bossi machines maintain very high accuracy levels, the robot monitors the component weight with any parts out of tolerance being rejected into a dedicated container,” the machinery supplier said.
After weight checking, a label dispenser adds a bar code label that the system verifies with an optical reader to validate position and readability. The products are stacked on a conveyor belt before moving to the warehouse.
Fatra, which employs more than 1,100 at the two plants, supplies “high quality components and specialised customer-tailored solutions” to customers such as Swedish home furniture store Ikea.
In 2016, Fatra had a turnover of CZK 3.70bn (€142m) with more than 75% of its production headed for international markets.
Materials processed include PVC-P, PVC-U, LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, EVA, PP, PET, and ABS.
“At Fatra our focus is always on delivering a very reliable service to our customers. Negri Bossi help us achieve this and we see them more as a partner than a supplier,” said Jitka Svobodova, project manager, Fatra AS.