Tiesse Robot S.p.A.

Via Isorella, 32, 25010 Visano (Bs)
Italy
Telephone +39 030 9958621
Fax +39 030 9958677
sales@tiesserobot.it

Location

Hall map

GIFA 2015 hall map (Hall 11): stand A36-02

Fairground map

GIFA 2015 fairground map: Hall 11

Contact

MAURIZIO RAVELLI

Executive board/managing director
Business, corporate or plant management

Via Isorella, 32
25010 Visano (Bs), Italy

Phone
+39 030 9958621

Fax
+39 030 9958677

Email
sales@tiesserobot.it

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 16  Manipulation
  • 16.02  Industrial robots

Industrial robots

Our products

Product category: Industrial robots

Tiesse Robot at Gifa 2015

All the technological solutions developed by Tiesse Robot in the foundry sector, and which are presented at the 2015 international trade-fair, are based on the use of Kawasaki robots with a capacity of 3 - 700 Kg in various series - in particular the RS 3-80 kg series, the ZX 130-300 kg series, the MX 350-700 kg series and the CX 110-210 kg series.

New CX range with 110 to 210 kg capacity sizes. The new CX robot range is presented in 110, 165 and 210 kg capacity sizes. These robots have highly-appreciable speed and space saving characteristics that make them a new robot handling market benchmark.

The new machines have been optimized for all handling, casting deburring and machine tool interlocking operations, etc. Another major feature is how easy they make it to outfit robots of the cable ducting, solenoid valve positioning type, etc. They can also be combined with the new type of compact universal controller E03, designed to dialogue with the software of the entire Kawasaki robot range with a class 4PL safety standard.

Among its best-selling products, Tiesse Robot also offers the BX200 hollow wrist spot welding robot, dedicated principally to the Automotive industry.

Kawasaki Robot BX200 for Handling and Spot Welding operations. The BX200L robot features a hollow wrist with a 63 mm through hole for the operating cables of the servo gripper motor and the power cables for the transformer of the servo gripper and which enables the robots to operate side by side without the cables and suspended connections outside the machine interfering with one another at all. The use of special motor drives and connection with the latest generation of Type E Controllers, with a special routine for calculating accelerations and decelerations, has made it possible to reduce work cycles by around 15/20%, while the base design requires about 50% less floor space than the ZX model, which in any case remains in production for quick handling applications.

The degree of protection of the wrist remains IP67; the total weight of the robot is instead about 70% less than the equivalent ZX model. The two work areas provided make it possible to insert these robots into any type of production system.

Let us now take a look at the example (see photo) which represents the interlocking of a gravity casting process using a KZX300 Robot, able to cast 50 kg of aluminium and featuring an automatic tool change that enables the robot, once casting has been completed, to release the casting arm and pick up a gripper for the automatic unloading of the solidified casting.

This solution has enabled the customer to assign to the operator only mould cleaning, core positioning and casting control operations. The casting process is managed by special software, thanks to which it is the robot that determines the machine pivoting speed during the aluminium casting phase and not the opposite.

Using the software developed by Tiesse Robot technicians, it is possible to simply set the characteristic casting parameters, such as the quantity of aluminium, casting speed and any balancing, waiting times, etc.

At the Gifa 2015 showcase, Tiesse Robot displays its know-how matured in almost twenty years of applying robots in aluminium foundry and in the die-casting environment, particularly in casting unloading operations. The evolution in the sector has led the company to increasingly enter the specifics of aluminium foundry process problems and become not a mere system executor, but an active player in the solutions created. Today Tiesse Robot’s activity consists in supplying standardised packages with “turnkey” islands, which enter the factory ready to satisfy all production requirements.

Die-Casting and Gravity Casting

Concerning die-casting, the solutions offered range from setting up robots for interlocking casting presses in more or less complex work islands, to die lubrication robots in various configurations. Tiesse Robot also covers other foundry technological-productive aspects and focuses on resolving problems present in gravity casting processes; here it is able to offer solutions hinged around Kawasaki anthropomorphic robots.

It should be remembered that Tiesse Robot’s ability to make proposals in automating gravity casting processes covers all industrial demands and ranges from simple islands with two or three machines to linear systems, from rotating table systems with casting and unloading robots to more sophisticated solutions with ladle changing on the casting robot for managing several aluminium alloys to robot interlocked islands with a casting arm release and piece unloading grab picking device. These technologies were also proposed to foundries of alloys such as bronze and brass, where the problems to resolve are tied to the short cycle times and the high temperatures of the alloy (in particular up to 1,300 C° in the case of bronze alloys).

Tiesse Robot also approached foundries with moulding box casting, where the possibility was found of successfully applying the basic technologies. This new automation phase turned into a productivity increase of more than 50%. As the problems of casting different alloys in successive cycles had to be resolved, we developed an automatic ladle change system, which permits taking from different furnaces, without polluting the alloys.

Tiesse Robot’s evolution in the Foundry and Gravity Casting sector

It was a natural evolution for Tiesse Robot to work alongside its customers to find solutions to finishing pieces requiring core deburring, cutting and flogging operations and develop work centre interlocking systems with robot equipped with vision systems for piece quality control. In fact, foundries have had to transform and evolve in relation to a market reality of supplying finished and certified products, and sometimes Tiesse Robot has anticipated this trend.

The attention of Tiesse Robot’s R&D division is now focussed on using and developing vision systems. These systems permit the positions of the working areas to be determined in space, regardless of form tolerances and without other precise positioning needs in dedicated equipment. At the same time, the company is perfecting off-line programming software which starting from the files transmitted by CAD or CAM systems permit the automatic generation of robot tool work trajectories and the relative orientation vectors.

Traditional programming times are totally surpassed using these extremely advanced technologies which offer the possibility of robot programming without ever stopping production; time is therefore gained in set-up times and maximum system compactness, while modularity and flexibility are ensured at the same time.

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About us

Company details

TIESSE ROBOT Spa has its headquarters in Visano, in the province of Brescia, where it has been working in the industrial automation field since 1976.

Its mission is to develop robotized automation systems integrating cutting-edge technologies, capable of offering customers innovative solutions for all production requirements. Far-sightedness in investments, focus on research and development, professionalism of technical staff, design flexibility - these are the elements which best summarize the company’s philosophy and which describe its operational model.

TIESSE ROBOT has 58 employees and in 2014 achieved a turnover of 21/22 million euro. An important milestone, crowned by a satisfactory balance sheet - these figures confirm an extremely solid industrial profile. The company boasts a customer portfolio with prestigious names operating in a variety of different sectors.

Since 1992, Tiesse has been a partner of the Japanese giant, Kawasaki for the supply of robots set up in “turnkey” production islands.

At the Visano facility, on a surface area of 18,000 sq m, solutions are developed based on customer problems and are implemented with the support of the Research & Development Division.

Since it was established, Tiesse has delivered over 6000 plants, including robots and robotized islands, worldwide. It has obtained the UNI EN ISO 9001/2000 Quality Certification, a recognition of system excellence and product quality. It has also become a “Research Laboratory”, i.e., it has been added to the special list of the Ministry of Industry, which contemplates for its customers access to the opportunities envisaged by applicable regulations on technological innovation.

Another company distinguishing factor is its expansion towards the foreign market, where TIESSE ROBOT has been present for many years with its controlled companies - Tiesse Brazil in Brazil, Tiesse Robotic Deutschland in Germany and Tiesse Praga in the Czech Republic. A carefully-conducted sales strategy and a careful assessment of the new international scenarios created by globalization has resulted in the company implementing a sales policy with penetration of emerging markets such as Russia, the Indian Continent and, more recently, the Arab Countries.

APPLICATION SECTORS

FOUNDRY TECHNOLOGIES In this sector TIESSE ROBOT has more than twenty years of evolution behind it. Today, its activity consists of supplying standardised packages with “turnkey” robotised islands, which enter the factory ready to satisfy all production requirements both as regards the automation of die-casting processes, including with solutions for handling inserts and finishing processes integrated in islands, and for gravity and low-pressure casting, especially for products used by the automotive industry. In this field, lines have been developed involving up to 6-7 robots, many of which for cutting, deburring, drilling and casting finishing processes. In this sector too, use has been made of the Tiesse Vision artificial-vision packages for casting quality control.

Deburring and grinding processes are also applied to steel and iron castings, where the use of robots is a big help to operators when it comes to heavier duties. Last but not least, the cast pieces must then be machined using machine tools and consequently solutions have been developed using robots of varying capacities to automate individual machining centres or complete lines.

All the produced lines are fully tested beforehand inside the Tiesse Robot facility so the customer is able fully appreciate the conformity of the purchased product. An efficient sales and after-sales network provides comprehensive support from first contact through to full system operation.

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Company data

Sales volume

10-49 Mio US $

Export content

max. 25%

Number of employees

50-99

Foundation

1976