STELA IS GRADUALLY BECOMING A SMART FACTORY
- Posted by Stela
- On September 30, 2021
For us at Stela, innovation has always been a primary target. The ability to promptly respond to the challenges of a constantly evolving and developing market has enabled us over the years to build a strong position within the specialised and competitive field of elastomeric and mixed material products and technical rubber solutions, combining thirty years of know-how with flexibility and vision. Today Stela is recognised as a high-level partner and a reference point in the sector, both in Bergamo and Lombardy and outside. Furthermore, it is always with an eye on innovation that we have recently structured ourselves to bring our production models and mechanisms closer to the dimension of the smart factory. Key words: interconnection and integration between the different systems – internal and external – that make up Stela’s business.
Towards Industry 4.0
What does interconnection mean? It means that most of our production presses are equipped with Industry 4.0 technology and therefore interconnected with data collection systems. In this way, we not only make it possible to constantly monitor production processes, but also facilitate the verification of individual steps and the transmission of data to our quality control technology laboratory. This is also possible thanks to our management plan, which allows us to scrupulously monitor all the production steps – from the incoming raw materials to the final checks – and to our desire to equip ourselves with traditional and new-generation instruments. An example of this is the new Keyence automatic and digital profile projector, which has recently been added to support the laboratory in order to carry out fast and homogeneous measurements on our products: in this way we can obtain both constant reports at every stage of production, and also trace every batch and check the homogeneous quality of the entire production. For Stela, the decision to invest in an interconnected, avant-garde equipment represents the desire to believe and trust not only in the market, but also in the ability of our company to find its place in it, with an eye to the future.