The Open House event at IMA Automation North America factory just ended. Visitors experienced smart, fast and ultra-modular platforms to make automation processes more efficient and reliable as well as innovative assembly solutions never before seen.
Post published on 27/09/2017
The Performance: the curtain goes up on Automation
Great success for the Open House that took place on September 20th and 21st in Loves Park, IL (USA), with a lot of visitors attending from all over the world. IMA Automation, the recently established IMA business hub composed of leading companies in the assembly industry (MEDTECH, GIMA and TELEROBOT), presented a wide range of innovative high-tech systems addressing the automation needs of complex industries such as Medical Devices, Vision Care Products, Caps & Closures and Automotive.
The selection of machines on display during The Performance included CMR, the high-speed continuous motion rotary platform for the assembly of caps & closures, with IMA provided feeding systems, Rotary MED and Linear MED, intermittent motion assembly machines for medical devices, ROBOT DEMOLDING, a fast and precise side-entry robot, and three innovative solutions never before seen in the market.
Here are the innovations displayed at the Open House.
iQ FLEX an innovative, modular approach for the automation industry. The newest intelligent and ultra-flex platform designed by IMA Automation North America for multiple industries, such as medical devices, automotive, electronic and consumer goods.
The independent pallet transfer technology allows the iQ FLEX to be reconfigurable and adaptable to product and volume changes, as well as expandable to add or remove process stations as the products evolve.
E-CONTINUOUS is a flexible, high-speed continuous motion rotary machine with electronically programmed servo spindles made by IMA Automation Telerobot, which assembles complex caps and closures for numerous products, such as carton fitments, push-pull, sport-caps, safety closures and non-refillable closures.
E-CONTINUOUS is the evolution of CMR, with increased performance, a reduced footprint and simplified changeover via the HMI.
Ideal for the assembly of large quantities of complex, market-ready products, EVO-FLEX ROTARY is the new, compact and flexible platform designed by IMA Automation GIMA, to assemble caps and closures and a wide variety of medical devices and personal care products.
EVO-FLEX ROTARY is provided with an innovative pick & place unit, equipped with 2 or 3 brushless motors: stroke, timing, speed and acceleration of the unit can be controlled in real time, changing software parameters for quick tuning and high flexibility.