MULTIPLEX CONTACT 4.0 is a motorized chain conveyor equipped with trolley stop stations, for the assembly and finishing of footwear.
If used in the assembly department, it is possible to insert heat treatment tunnels on each floor (humidification, ironing, cement drying, cold stabilization).
Multiplex-Contact 4.0 is an "Industry 4.0" system as, thanks to a management software, it is possible to set the standard time of each operation, to then detect the actual production times, as well as to set the parameters of the conveyor and the machines linked to it. At the loading point of the conveyor, an operator selects on a PC the item to be placed on each trolley, in this way the software will know the standard times of each operation and the parameters of the heat treatment machines associated with the single trolley, allowing thus the self-regulation of the heat treatment machines and the automatic setting of the standard times in the individual stations.
After loading the material on the trolley and choosing which item it is on the PC, the trolley automatically arrives at the first station, where it is put on hold thanks to a stop station, the oncoming trolleys will stop accumulating, thanks to a chain release system, assembled on the trolley itself. With a slight push, the operator moves the trolley from the stop station to the processing station, at this moment the software identifies which trolley it is and records the production time of the single operation, which it is stopped, once the operator finishes the job and gives a slight push to the trolley, which is hooked again to the conveyor chain, which will take it to the next stage.