Published on : Monday, May 6, 2019
With Industry 4.0 is here, SCM is getting ready with its “Smart & Human Factory”, a breakthrough concept to be exhibited at LIGNA 2019. Secondary woodworking technology specialist SCM is getting ready to presents its next edition of Smart Manufacturing since it has last launched the “Lean Cell 4.0” in the Hannover Fair. After experiencing meteoric growth of over 700 million in the past two years, SCM now focuses on developing technologically advanced products to meet industry requirements.
After accelerating industry production for past two years with the last automated innovation “Lean Cell 4.0” now SCM aims at introducing Smart Manufacturing. The team from the woodworking giant is working hard to demonstrate the “Smart & Human Factory” in the 4,000 square metres booth in Hall 13. “Smart&Human Factory”, a cutting-edge production model based on digital and automation systems and allowing for advanced man-machine interaction and 360-degree control over the entire production flow. This model is based on highly innovative, flexible, modular and easily reconfigurable systems, designed to respond in an increasingly effective and fast way to the challenges of mass customisation.
“Ligna 2019 will be one of the key international events for SCM – traditionally a historic and reliable partner for the entire woodworking industry”, said the SCM Division Director, Luigi De Vito. He further added, “We will showcase top-level technological innovation, designed to support more and more companies in their business and help them meet new Industry 4.0 requirements. The current, new production trends, which will be the focus of the next edition of Ligna, are expected to widen the gap between more and less intensively automated companies. By offering a new model of interaction between machines and industrial and collaborative robotics, ground-level logistic handling and software, SCM will have as its mission to help partner companies work toward achievable, successful and smart goals.”
SCM’s new concept “You will never work alone” summarises the aim of the new product range, that is a unique “user-friendly” wood panel processing automation system, that supports reconfiguration of the production process whenever needed so as to quickly process increasingly smaller “order to production” batches.
After previewing a working application of its “Smart&Human Factory” at the Open House 2019 event on 31 January 31 through to 2 February, SCM will showcase an even richer version at the LIGNA. An automated system for different phases of furniture production that includes, steps from furniture designing to the generation of machine programs and from panel processing to cabinet assembling.
The process aims at optimising stages like panel cutting, edgebanding and drilling operations, so that it reduces waste, rejects and retooling requirements during product changeovers, to then reassemble orders back together at the end of the process and delaying customisation until this stage. The automated system from SCM will help in reducing human involvement in the furniture manufacturing process.