CONCERIA SETTEBELLO SPA - Progetto finanziato nel quadro del POR FESR Toscana 2014-2020
Project co-financed under Tuscany POR FESR 2014-2020
AUTANNERY PROJECT. Automation in the tanning industry (Tannery).
AUTANNERY PROJECT GOALS
AUTANNERY project, promoted by Settebello, had the goal of developing a new leather finishing line by introducing latest available technologies in tanning sector following Smart Factory concept, both in terms of machine engineering and IT management. By defining the industrial know how into a software system, the first step towards automation into an industrial sector with a strong “artisanal” tradition was done, thus increasing process control capability to reproduce the finished products. In this way it was possible to create a finishing line with higher performance in terms of quality, a reduction in leathers discarded by painting defects and a reduction in environmental impact thanks to a reduction of spraying phase, that is the most pollutant. For those purposes an innovative management software system has been developed that allows process control through a series of devices (tablets, barcode guns, monitors) installed along productive lines that monitor and automate working flow, avoiding rework and reducing the amount of scraps.
By means of AUTANNERY project, Conceria Settebello has increased its sustainability, productivity and the quality of its products, upgrading leather finishing lines and improving the automation degree through the acquisition of state-of-the-art technological equipment, and through the automation of the process phases, achieved thanks to the development of a special advanced management software for process control.