Caesar has tripled its glazing output capacity by installing - in addition to machines supplied by Sacmi two years ago - no less than 4 new Gaiotto robots, 3 from the GA-OL series and a GA2000 for the robotized glazing of various ceramic sanitaryware articles. Based in Ho Chi Min City and a leading Vietnamese producer of complete bathroom furnishing lines for over 20 years, the company has now decided to focus on the potential of off-line programming.
The new 7WD off-line software release installed on the GA-OL robot (a release specifically designed for this type of application and fully developed by Gaiotto) makes it possible to exploit the full potential of 3D simulation, allowing off-line development of new models without having to use the cell for test runs and optimising cycle times. Precision control of applied thickness also ensures better glazed piece quality and drastically reduces overspray-related glaze waste.
As in 2016, this order includes a GA2000 robot, Gaiotto's top-of-the-range robotized glazing model that combines all the advantages of off-line and point-to-point programming with self-learning functions. Total automation logic, alongside the ability to create programmes in self-learning mode, will allow Caesar to develop new models even more quickly and stay ahead of market demand.
This latest order clearly highlights all the advantages of Gaiotto technology, not just in terms of performance but also environmental-friendliness. Caesar, in fact, has opted for the advantageous in-booth dry filtration system ; this provides huge benefits in terms of glaze retrieval, lower maintenance costs and cleaning (e.g. there is no wash water residue to dispose of). Caesar has also opted for the innovative GDA80, the needleless glazing gun characterised by zero maintenance and a durability that far exceeds that of alternative solutions.
Close collaboration between the Sacmi team and Caesar's technical staff during the design stage proved to be pivotal. Seamless teamwork resulted in both the smooth installation of the machines and provided all the basic glazing programmes needed for development of a new product line (i.e. the new high quality, superbly designed rimless WCs). Installation and testing were complemented by training, a key aspect that enables the customer to develop new glazing programmes autonomously and exploit the full potential of Sacmi-Gaiotto technology.