ABB automates Italian factory

News Story
- 23 May 2024 ( #1180 ) - Ossuccio, Italy
1 min read
The automation has led to a 90% improvement in logistics efficiency
The automation has led to a 90% improvement in logistics efficiency

ABB Measurement and Analytics has added an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) from its parent company to its Lake Como factory.

ABB says the automation has led to a 90% improvement in overall logistics efficiency at the instrumentation factory.

The company installed the ABB OmniVance FlexBuffer robot system, which now manages all warehouse loading and offloading activities.

“We wanted to improve logistics at the Ossuccio site, while also enhancing the entire manufacturing process,” says Mariafrancesca Madrigrano, the factory’s general manager. 

Eliminating manual handling has also reduced the time required for final assembly of packages by 30%. This improvement is critical since the process handles one piece every three minutes. 

The solution consists of two ABB OmniVance FlexBuffer systems connected by a conveyor, each one equipped with ABB robots to enable efficient order handling. 

FlexBuffer allows for easy transitions between buffering, storing and sequencing tasks. 

The mixed item variant of the FlexBuffer enables the user to store a wide variety of box sizes, all being handled with the same robot gripper. Because of the dynamic racking positions all boxes are stored with minimal loss of space.

Adoption of the system has enhanced working conditions for operators, alleviating the physical strain associated with manually handling heavy boxes. 

In addition, the workforce was reallocated to other manufacturing areas that required additional manpower, giving the factory a greater flexibility during production peaks.

The ABB Ossuccio factory makes pressure transmitters that enable industrial companies around the world to measure, monitor and control applied force. 

Key for both safety and efficiency, pressure measurement is fundamental in industrial digital transformation. The factory exports 90% of its production. 

Bito unveils new generation AGVs
Bito unveils new generation AGVs 6 Jun 2024 - Meisenheim, Germany - 1 min read
Climate change a concern for logistics sector, survey
Climate change a concern for logistics sector, survey 30 May 2024 - Munich, Germany - 1 min read
Harley-Davidson chooses Kinaxis for supply chain
Harley-Davidson chooses Kinaxis for supply chain 30 May 2024 - Milwaukee, WI, United States - 1 min read
Previously about:
APM Terminal places bulk equipment orders News Story - 13 Jun 2024 - The Hague, Netherlands - 2 min read
APM places record crane order News Story - 21 Mar 2024 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - 2 min read
ABB to invest $280 million in robotics hub News Story - 28 Sep 2023 - Vasteras, Sweden - 1 min read
Do you have materials handling news? Submit your news here

PREMIUM business

RAEDER-VOGEL
Innovative high-quality wheels and castors for the forklift industry.

Konecranes Liftace F16-600C, 2023, 16T Heavy Forklift Truck.
Hyster H46-33 IH, 2010, Diesel Reach Stacker.
SMV 4535 TB5, 2014, Diesel Reach Stacker.
Kalmar DCG 160-12, 2021, 4 wheel counterbalanced forklift >10T.
SMV 42-1200C, 2020, 4 wheel counterbalanced forklift roro >10T.

KEEP ON MOVING!

T: +31 20 497 4101 | Web | Email | Shopfront 

Words of support …

After advertising with Forkliftaction.com, we got many enquiries regarding interest to be our distributor. Mostly from Europe and USA but including a few in ASEAN. We feel that the advertisement was useful and good for market expansion.

Lawrence Xu, Assistant Sales Manager - Resonac Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

Are you recruiting? Find your ideal candidate among a diverse range of materials handling professionals:

Forkliftaction's JOB MARKET

Seeking Ambitious Dealers Globally. Your chance to join a leading heavy machinery brand. Exclusive territories await!

Exclusive Territories Available. Join SOCMA's leading innovation in heavy machinery. 

Partner for success. Enjoy comprehensive support and impressive profit potential.

Contact us now - +86 153 050 495 72 - www.socma-forklift.com 

Showcased in the Virtual Expo

Are you recruiting? Find your ideal candidate among a diverse range of materials handling professionals:

Forkliftaction's JOB MARKET

Konecranes Liftace F16-600C, 2023, 16T Heavy Forklift Truck.
Hyster H46-33 IH, 2010, Diesel Reach Stacker.
SMV 4535 TB5, 2014, Diesel Reach Stacker.
Kalmar DCG 160-12, 2021, 4 wheel counterbalanced forklift >10T.
SMV 42-1200C, 2020, 4 wheel counterbalanced forklift roro >10T.

KEEP ON MOVING!

T: +31 20 497 4101 | Web | Email | Shopfront