At a glance:
A new manufacturing facility for railway axles is built in Italy. The new products in the new Line are characterized by their heavy weight and complex testing procedure; moreover a 100% part traking is requested.
The complete control of the Line for manufacturing the railway axles is based on a Siemens Sinumerik 840D controller – from control of the gantries right up to the finished axle. Using diverse measuring machines (ultrasound, magnetic powder, etc.), the requested testing procedure can be carried out and a high degree of quality in the production can be ensured. The heavy production parts are mostly transported via grippers throughout the entire system. So that no part can be lost in the process, an active part tracking is implemented through an interfacing with the customer’s host computer and its job management.