Successful collaboration in automation - Gladpack packing line inaugurated by Spaljisten and Automationsteknik
The project team of Gladpack from Spaljisten and Automationsteknik
Spaljisten is in the process of investing in growth through increased capacity and capability. A big step forward in streamlining and digitizing the production processes is a highly automated Gladpack packaging line. An innovation, which is now successfully implemented in Spaljisten in collaboration with Automationsteknik. The packing line will also support the increased production capacity that the completion of a new foil wrapping line HGL II in the second half of 2022 will enable at Spaljisten's production.
Spaljisten and Automationsteknik have a long-term collaboration that began as early as 2008. This partnership promotes both parties by boosting profitable growth and competitiveness in the market.
The partnership between Spaljisten and Automationsteknik is well balanced. We undoubtedly make each other better. The inauguration of Gladpack is a substantial milestone in Spaljisten's growth journey - a growth journey that needs to happen in a sustainable, profitable, and inclusive way. We look forward to many years of further developments together with Automationsteknik, says Spaljisten's CEO Fabio Pedrazzi.
The fact that we are now extending our agreement for another 3 years proves that it is a well-functioning collaboration for both parties. I am convinced that both Spaljisten and Automationsteknik will be able to meet current and future demands of the market in both of our industries through this partnership, says Automationsteknik's CEO Jonas Fischer.
Both parties have found new ways to develop and improve throughout the cooperation. 5 years ago, the planning work began for a highly automated packaging line at Spaljisten. Discussions about the needs and opportunities were held together with Automationsteknik, during the first 3 years. A consistent construction and implementation work has been in progress for the last 2 years.
23 different versions of sketches were discussed before the production could finally begin, says Tomas Lundberg, a project manager in Spaljisten.
The new packing line can pack everything from small to large batches in a wide variety of sizes and allows packing up to 15 packages per minute, which is extremely fast. 18 robots work on the line in connection with a double line. Even the way the material arrives at the machine is automated - TEXO tracks that extend through almost the entire production are used for this. Thanks to a higher degree of automation, the physical burden on staff is reduced.
The capacity of Gladpack can reach up to 900 packages per hour, which compared to Spaljisten's packing volumes until now - 420 packages per hour, is a substantial increase. Furthermore, the previous packing line will remain in operation.
In addition to the executive team and technicians, several machine operators from Spaljisten have been involved in the work from early on. They have contributed valuable knowledge about working methods and insights into technical requirements. The machine operators have also assisted in assuring a good and safe working environment.
The new Gladpack line is fast, stable, and safe. It provides the opportunity to handle increasing volumes as well as the handling of novel cardboard solutions. A highly automated packing line of this type is unique in Spaljisten's industry and has already aroused interest for visits from partners. All this is well in line with the strategic focus areas of Spaljisten and is a big step closer to achieving a turnover of a billion SEK before 2026.
Automationsteknik has a clear growth plan and has established several offices in recent years. During the autumn of 2022, a further expansion will take place with a new office in Växjö.
About Spaljisten AB
Spaljisten has both the ability and the capacity, to manufacture considerable volumes of fronts for the furniture industry. The production is located in Åseda, Sweden, where Spaljisten was founded in 1975.
Spaljisten is part of a wood processing group Surewood Industries AB, together with Anebyhusgruppen AB, KG-List AB and Österbymo Hardwood.
About Automationsteknik AB
Automationsteknik performs everything from technical consulting services to “Turn-Key” solutions with the main areas within the process, wood, manufacturing and food industries. Automationsteknik has its headquarters in Hässleholm and engineering offices in Lund, Älmhult and Helsingborg.
Automationsteknik AB is part of Levinsgruppen, which also includes Combiel AB, Edvikens El, El & Styrteknik AB, Levins Elektriska AB, M. Sjöbergs El and Puls Nätservice El AB.
More information about Automationsteknik: www.automationsteknik.com
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