DESMA develops new automated cementing line
A spray robot applies the required quantity of primer and/or cement to the upper.
Footwear machinery specialist DESMA has developed new automation lines which it says will help the footwear industry to automate production processes and raise product quality, efficiency, flexibility and sustainability in production.
As an example, the company has reportedly created a tooling cell for the precise and reproducible application of primer and cement to soles as part of its ‘automated material supply with integrated robots – cementing’ (‘amir c’) product portfolio. This can be used as a standalone solution or to be integrated into a production line. According to DESMA, the robot applies exactly the required amount of primer or cement, leading to what the company states is significantly lower consumption of process chemicals.
In another configuration, a similar cell can be integrated into the production line to automatically roughen the surface of the upper following a defined tooling path. This is performed by a robot which roughens individual contours and is said to deliver consistently good results.
This article was originally published on page 34 of the May 2023 issue of SATRA Bulletin.