Texarkana first with MultiWrapper inline

At Texarkana Aluminum in Texas, USA, coils enter the wrapping stations by coil car, directly from the production line. The two MultiWrappers receive coil data from the PLC through Industry 4.0, level 2 communication. For additional capacity, one of the MultiWrappers wraps coils at alternating sides of a twin-cell setup.

This solution is a huge step forward in terms of both capacity and HSE. Fewer coils need to be transported using overhead crane or truck, and many, less ergonomic or labor-intense task are eliminated. Even the film roll exchange is automatic!

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ABB Award: Most Innovative Solution

ABB Robotics have recognized the MultiWrapper as the winner of their Most Innovative Solution award. With the Multiwrapper a complex automation task (stretch-wrapping of coils, through the eye) was broken down into minor tasks, which could more easily be solved. Two robots work in unison for a fully automated wrapping process,...