“We have developed a custom-made pneumatic unit for De Lama to inflate and deflate door seals. Many other solutions for this purpose were composed of standard, poorly fitting products and components, and it was therefore difficult to assure a perfect seal.
“The co-design process carried out with the customer made it possible to reduce the space needed giving a major efficiency boost and better sealing control”, explained Alessio Venuto, sales engineer at Camozzi Automation.
The unit was jointly designed using the machine’s pneumatic diagram to establish the vacuum, monitoring and filling functions required.
It was then reduced in size and integrated into a single product, to which a Series MC air treatment unit and a Series D – size 1 smart valve island were added. The latter with a Profinet protocol to control the process valves.
“This special and compact pneumatic unit created with Camozzi enabled us to reduce the overall dimensions, saving space within the technical cabin and at the same time ensuring excellent performance.” concludes De Lama.
Moreover, by integrating the Series D valve island with CoilVision® technology it was possible to offer De Lama the optimum solution for their machine. The preliminary study determined the type of valves and the smart functions required. This was followed by the accurate assembly and testing of components, first on a pilot machine and later on the autoclaves produced for sale, avoiding any problems at a later stage.