New Industry 4.0 technical solutions for shoe and leather goods manufacturers with particular reference to quality control and production/warehouse traceability: MM line and RFID systems
Brustia Alfameccanica wants to meet the increasingly stringent demands of the market by providing valid solutions that can track the life cycle of products, automate the production processes, certify the origin of the product, optimise quality control by uniquely associating it with the controlled product, and carry out an easy and fast inventory management.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR QUALITY CONTROL
One of the winning strategies that Brustia Alfameccanica is adopting to meet the needs of footwear and leather goods production is to further improve its already excellent MM700/MM500 automated quality control system. These tools allow an accurate non-destructive analysis aimed at detecting metal objects such as nails or staples, etc. that could compromise quality. X-ray technology, already widely used in other sectors, can detect foreign bodies as well as verify the conformity of the examined products. Cutting-edge mechanics, high-performance and intuitive software, evident robustness and extreme ease of use. Crucial characteristics to which Brustia Alfameccanica now adds Artificial Intelligence. The first prototype, presented during SIMAC 2021, highlighted the enormous potential of this innovative technology in supporting the operator during the search for defects, facilitating the entire process by not having to position products in specific ways.
DIGITALISATION OF FACTORIES WITH RFID SYSTEMS
The digitalisation of factories is also an increasingly important issue. And here too, the Vigevano-based company, thanks to its start-up BAT, has developed its own solutions. An integrated system capable of uniquely identifying objects using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. RFID technology is based on the propagation of electromagnetic waves in the air, enabling the automatic (hands-free), massive and remote detection of both static and moving objects. By exploiting the information transmitted and received by these circuits, it is possible to automate and track the production and logistic phases of each individual product. Optimisation of the production phases ensures the traceability of products, facilitates quality controls, and improves inventory management. These are just some of the advantages offered by the technological system developed by BAT. The solutions proposed by Brustia Alfameccanica are all in line with the principles of sustainability and energy saving, which are extremely important for ensuring the future of the planet.