Fives selected by Schmidt Group for production handling in its new plant

Schmidt Group renews its confidence in Fives Cinetic and assigns 100% of handling facilities in their future decoration panel manufacturing plant in Selectat (67), France, still under construction.

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This new project consists mainly in the supplying of: 

  • 2 sorters, delivered 6 months apart and which include two functions: one to create a stock upstream of the packaging zone and the other to sort the panels according to the timing of shipments.
  • 2 stackers fulfilled by a sorter in order to get stackable and stable “loads”
  • 1 regulator to optimize the flow between the sawing machine and the edgebanding machine.

Sorters consist mainly of : 

  • Input and output conveying system including 30 conveyors 
  • 1 Stock of panels with a capacity of 2200 pieces of all sizes and all colors
  • 4 ABB robots installed on two travel tracks 
  • Complete Control and supervision of the installation

Stackers consist of:

  • Input and output conveying system including 30 conveyors 
  • 1 Stock of panels with a capacity of 480 pieces of all sizes and all colors
  • 8 ABB robots installed on two travel tracks 
  • Complete Control and supervision of the installation

The regulator consists of: 

  • 1 conveying zone including no less than 23 conveyors
  • 2 zones of robotized storage with a capacity of 480 pieces with 2 robots installed on two travel tracks.

Thanks to technological advances in the two previous projects, realized in 2008 and 2013, Schmidt Group has chosen Fives again among several potential suppliers to complete this new project in their 3rd factory, granted us with the totality of handling, storage and sorting facilities.

Only robotics can meet the kitchen furniture industry needs, characterized with “just ordered, just manufactured”, in terms of performance, reliability and especially flexibility. As regards to the short delay and the complexity of the algorithms that control the robots, the entire facility will be simulated (flow and operative part simulation) in order to meet these expectations.

This Fives unique and patented design solution allows high sorting speed of parts with unrivaled performance on the market.