ROBOTIC CUTTING HUB
SEE HOW IT WORKS
Automated leather cutting center is one of the main concepts of ICOL Smart Factory solution. It is a complex solution combining hardware and software consisting of:
– technological cells;
– service cells;
– transportation system.
Edge skiving is used to thin the edges of leather to a certain desired thickness.This facilitates the folding of the edges as well as stitching with other leather parts. The robot with the abrasive tool flattens the outer edges without actually cutting the leather to have it in one piece for further processing and transportation.
This is the stage of application of composite compounds that stiffen, polymerize and provide the desired properties of thermal insulation, air circulation, waterproof, absorption and comfort. The spraying injector is also the patented technology from ICOL Group. This type of lining is far more resistant to friction, bending and stretching than the traditional materials. ICOL Polycomposite Layer Sputtering (IPLS) technology provides the opportunity to vary layer thickness and to use up to 6 different compounds within one technological operation, including multi-layer application to the same part.
During different processing stages it might be necessary to turn the leather upside down and vice versa. We’ve created a special invertator for such rotations. AGV mobile robot brings the roller to the invertator, and it rotates the roller. Then the roller is transported by AGV to the next processing station.