A large Italian Company that manufacturers components for the automotive industry has recently enhanced their intralogistic system by implementing interconnection of main machines on their shop floor.
Scaglia INDEVA is the Company that have supplied the AGVs on their shop floor; thanks to our expertise and knowledge in industry automation and wi-fi control technology necessary in industries 4.0, we have provided interface softwares and program to allow our AGVs to communicate with the KUKA robots present on the assembly line.
How this interconnection works
The INDEVA® Tunnel AGV moves in front of the automatic assembly station where the KUKA robot is working and, through the Company wi-fi network , starts communication with the robot. Here the robot, using the interface created by Scaglia INDEVA, automatically assigns the AGV one of the 3 possible missions it can carry out. Then the INDEVA AGV enters into the assembly area and releases the empty trolley it had dragged till there from warehouse. The Kuka robot fills the trolley, and when this is full, asks the AGV to move the trolley to a specific position.
Once position 1 or 2 or 3 is reached the AGV releases the full trolley and picks an empty one to start a new cycle.