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Ajinomoto is a Japanese multinational manufacturer founded in 1909 in Tokyo that produces condiments, cooking oils, foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals.

In order to optimize the production of SAZÓN® seasonings, top brand in sales of the category, Ajinomoto turned to Cassioli for the realization of an automatic system dedicated to the palletization of the boxes of products coming from the different 9 production lines with the need to palletize each of these 9 lines separately in their respective pallets. The plant involved in the new automated plant was in Limeira, one of the company’s four industrial plants, located in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

The reduced spaces and the need for a solution that could coexist with the human operator led Cassioli to develop a system based on collaborative robots capable of automating and speeding up the most repetitive processes.

Through this modality it has been possible to increase the work area of the robot while maintaining the safety requirements necessary for human-machine coexistence.

The system has been studied from all points of view (mechanical and software) putting into practice the theories of Industry 4.0 and the Human – Machine Interaction, HMI.

Thanks to the new Cassioli system, Ajinomoto achieved a 70% production increase making the most of the available space and a significant reduction of operational accidents.

 

 

Cassioli has always been an official partner of the Rolling On Interroll (ROI) program, an international program of the worldwide Interroll group aimed at creating a network of global skills of partners specializing in material handling industry, has been selected by Interroll as Approved Accelerator increasing the multi-year commercial relationships between the two companies and guaranteeing the use by Cassioli of the ROI quality mark.
The Rolling On Interroll program is based on the fundamental belief that in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, no one can do it all alone. It is therefore believed that joining forces with trusted partners and investing in true long-term partnerships will lead to significantly better results for all stakeholders.

Cassioli is pleased to be part of this program and to have been awarded this status in recognition of our experience and expertise in Interroll products.

To learn more about Cassioli’s Approved Accelerator qualification and ROI program visit the link below: https://www.rollingoninterroll.com/en/global-partner-network/explore/europe/italy/cassioli-srl.html

Cassioli has installed a new automatic finished product warehouse for pallet

Cassioli has developed a new automated warehouse for SACI, a major player in the field of detergents for household and professional use that operates internationally. Since 1925, the Umbrian company has had an integrated production system, ranging from collection and refining of fats to chemical saponification, up to the sale. Today the company supplies some giants of retail chains and has exports accounting for 30% of revenues in the major European countries.

SACI has chosen Cassioli for the construction of an automated warehouse for the storage of finished products placed on pallets. The customer need was to have an integrated system that would allow a pre-organization of the pallets to be shipped in the dispatch area.

The warehouse therefore had to be divided into 3 independent parts, each one provided with a stacker crane, so as to have greater flexibility and ensure continuous operation even in the event of partial damage.

The customer also requested that the existing ground warehouse be reorganized and integrated with the new automated warehouse.

Cassioli, taking into account the customer needs, designed an automatic storage system consisting of 3 ICRANE stacker cranes with pallet shuttle ISAT for multi-depth storage.

Thanks to this configuration, the 3 areas of the automated warehouse are independent and work in such a way as to guarantee the continuous operation of the system in the event of faults or when maintenance is required.

Together with the storage system, Cassioli designed and supplied handling lines consisting of automated roller and chain conveyors that manage the entry and exit of goods to/from the warehouse.

Moreover, Cassioli solution features a double entry control system capable of verifying the type of pallet and reading the bar code. This system is also able to identify coupled Düsseldorf pallets, and to ensure that service pallets (Europallet) are inserted under them before entering into the warehouse.

In addition, it was satisfied the need to connect the new automated warehouse with the existing ground warehouse, with a storage capacity of about 6.000 pallet. All this was achieved by integrating the Cassioli WMS management software with the one used by the customer.

The solution implemented by Cassioli has allowed SACI to increase storage capacity, making the most of the available surface, and to have two types of warehouses connected via software.

 

It should also be mentioned that the new automatic system has made it possible to speed up the production process and significantly reduce the risk of operational accidents thanks to the use of fully autonomous machines.

 

 

 

 

In this historical era where e-commerce is taking over retail sales and in which the demand is increasingly “just in time”, inventory management and knowing how to respond promptly to customer needs is strategic to determine the success or the failure of a company. Having a warehouse with high technological efficiency, able to better manage both incoming and outgoing flows of goods, and, above all, stocks, becomes the indispensable plus to be competitive in the current market.

Cassioli automated warehouses allow to combine accuracy and speed of operations in a single system: thanks to the profitable integration of stacker cranes and warehouses vertically developing, it is possible not only to reduce errors and the risk of damage to goods, but also to significantly shorten the time required to stock and prepare orders.

Cassioli offers to its customers different types of double and multi-depth warehouses, miniload warehouses for light loads, warehouses with stacker crane for pallets and euro pallets, tire and green tire warehouses and special warehouses for bulky loads such as wooden panels for the furniture industry. Compared to the standard warehouses in which manual intervention and human management is essential, automated warehouses reach higher levels of reliability, thanks to the complete traceability of the products and the total control over each phase of the physical and computerized flow, characterizing both internal and external logistics.

It is also important to underline the fact that the software supplied by Cassioli complete the system and permit an advanced warehouse management: the automated warehouse is in fact integrated with all the other company functions, such as automatic picking systems, creation of a real-time inventory and continuous inventory control. Furthermore, as previously mentioned, double-depth or even multi-depth warehouses, thanks to the work carried out by satellite and stacker crane, guarantee an intensive use of surfaces and volumes, allowing to store large quantities of goods even in spaces limited in size.

 

Undoubtedly, another element to take into consideration is the saving of both economic and human resources. In fact, when we talk about automated warehouses, we also refer to all those working environments that do not need lighting or heating inside the buildings intended to storage, because of the machines working automatically and often remotely.

This occurs especially in particular environments, such as in the Food and Pharma industry, where it is often necessary to use refrigerated warehouses that keep the room temperature unchanged and constant. In addition to a greater safety for products, the automation of incoming and outgoing operations represents improved safety for workers, who otherwise would have found themselves operating in difficult and potentially risky conditions for their health.

Furthermore, the productivity and precision of the entire warehouse operations increase considerably, as the machines can operate over long shifts, even during holidays and without night interruptions: the so-called “dead times” are thus reset and the storage, handling and order preparation operations significantly shortened.

 

We can therefore say that investing in an automated warehouse brings numerous benefits to modern companies, including:

  • Maximum exploitation of available surfaces
  • Greater organization and production efficiency
  • Significant reduction of company operating costs
  • Reduction of personnel and re-assignment to more qualified operations
  • Greater control over the incoming / outgoing flows of goods and inventory monitoring
  • Reduction of errors
  • Greater flexibility
  • Real-time inventory
  • 24/7 operation, even in harsh environments (e.g. refrigerated warehouses)

 

An innovative automatic system for the handling and storage of raw materials has been installed at the Empoli production site

Cassioli realized the new automated warehouse of Sammontana, one of the most important Italian food companies, specialized in the production of ice cream and frozen croissants. The Italian company, founded in Empoli in 1946, where it is still based, holds 20% of the Italian industrial ice cream market and about 40% of the frozen croissant market.

For its main office, Sammontana turned to Cassioli for the construction of an automated warehouse for raw materials within a new rhomboid-shaped building area. The real challenge for our company was to design an automated warehouse making the most of the available space, difficult to manage because of the peculiar shape.

Thanks to the acquired know-how and the investment on the research of increasingly advanced, sustainable and modular technologies, over the years Cassioli has in fact become one of the leading companies in industrial automation for Food & Beverage, with customized solutions for the storage and the handling of products and semi-finished products, capable of perfectly adapting to any type of environment.

After a careful analysis of Sammontana needs, Cassioli designed a storage system consisting of 4 double-depth stacker cranes and a special ICRANE stacker crane with ISAT pallet shuttle, which made possible to make the most of the usable space thanks to the multi-depth storage of pallets.

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In addition to the automated warehouse, Cassioli has developed an efficient handling system, consisting of automatic conveyors, RGV – Rail Guided Vehicles – and special elevators that have allowed to move the pallets on different levels of the warehouse. The RGVs, which move within a closed circuit, are used with a dual function: on the one hand they allow to fill the warehouse, at the entrance, and on the other hand, to pick up the pallet, at the exit. Not just automation and storage systems.

Cassioli has also supplied Sammontana with an innovative fire-fighting system with related tank and water reserve that feeds it: specifically, a sprinkler system with internal and external hydrant network, pumping station and smoke detection systems, in accordance with the current regulations.

The partnership with Cassioli has therefore allowed Sammontana to increase storage capacity by 100%, thanks to the full exploitation of the new available area, as well as to speed up the production process and significantly reduce the risk of operational accidents due to the use of automated machinery working in full autonomy. It is also important to emphasize that all the systems installed fully meet the prerequisites of “Industry 4.0.” (control via PLC; interconnection to factory IT systems; integration with the factory logistic system; simple and intuitive man-machine interface; compliance with the latest standards in terms of safety, maintenance, service and remote control).

 

It is with great pleasure that we present the new Cassioli website, completely renovated in graphics and updated with new and unpublished content.

Since the foundation of our company, innovation has been the engine that has allowed us to grow, to progress and to find cutting-edge solutions to better meet the needs of our customers.

It is for this reason that we thought that this innovation should also be represented by our website, a new portal, capable of best expressing what Cassioli is now, narrating its growth, its expansion in the world and the main sectors in which it operates.

From the Home page, it is possible to have a general overview of our company: the map allows you to view the headquarters and production sites, the subsidiaries and the most important commercial partners spread across the various continents.

The most important thing, however, is the presentation of the 5 Cassioli Divisions, the main areas in which Cassioli operates. Compared to the previous site, mainly centered on intralogistics and manufacturing, our original core business, the new site presents airport, tire and service divisions, with dedicated sections that explain in detail the main aspects and systems.

Clear, exhaustive, with a user friendly navigation, as well as aesthetically appealing.

The layout chosen to represent the new Cassioli reality is modern and strong impacting, with large images and short descriptions: technical characteristics and more informations can be found downloading the related brochure.

There is also space for the Cassioli story, the softwares internally developed, the News and the “Work with Us” section.

The new Cassioli site is already available in Italian, in English and Portuguese: the other two sites in Polish and Spanish will soon be available.

A new ATRS line with the ActivePure® device for sanitizing hand luggage trays has been installed

Cassioli, always looking for innovative and cutting-edge solutions to best meet the needs of the market, on the occasion of the last year’s health emergency, promptly worked to find an effective solution in order to minimize the presence of viruses and bacteria inside airports.

Thanks to the collaboration with major universities, companies and study centers throughout Italy and beyond, our company has experimented various sanitizing methods within its production plants, subjecting them to important laboratory tests to verify their effectiveness.

One of these methods was selected by Turin-Caselle Airport for the new ATRS line, whose works began in mid-September and will be completed by the end of 2020.

The new Fast2Check Continuous Cleaning by Cassioli have been studied and tested in collaboration with MDS Srl, a company specialized in products and devices for environmental sanitation, which exploiting the innovative ActivePure® technology will allow to continuously sanitize the trays of carry-on baggage during security checks.

The trays used for objects and hand luggage during security checks will undergo a continuous sanitization process, thanks to a state-of-the-art system that will purify both the air during recirculation and the surface of the trays itself from viruses and bacteria.The ActivePure® sanitation technology installed inside Fast2Check Continuous Cleaning combines three different sanitization processes: air purification with forced air, sterilization with ozone-free UVC rays and the continuous release of 0.02 ppm hydrogen peroxide. This process allows a sanitation capacity up to 90% in a few seconds.The effectiveness of ActivePure® has been proven by several independent studies and tests and by the action demonstrated against bacteria, viruses, molds, dust and fungi in the air and on surfaces. The ActivePure® disinfection technology has also the advantage of being a 100% natural sanitation process, safe for humans because it is chemical-free and designated a Certified Space Technology by the Space Foundation.Another novelty introduced in Cassioli’s Fast2Check Continuous Cleaning will concern the design, completely renewed and integrated with plexiglass to facilitate spacing and better separate one passenger from another during check-in and, in particular, at the time of luggage storage inside the trays.

 

Cassioli manufactures automatic serving systems for production lines making insulated panels in PUR/PIR polyurethane, MW stone wool or PE polystyrene.

Sandwich panels or insulated panels are special panels used for thermal and acoustic insulation. These panels, made of two metal sheets with insulating material inside, represent the ideal solution for insulating roofs and walls.

For more than 40 years, Cassioli has been offering its experience in material handling and production process management to companies producing polyurethane and stone-wool sandwich panels, both for continuous and staged lines.

Serving systems for sandwich-panel production lines supplied by Cassioli are highly automated.

Our special systems allow us to create complete serving lines for complex unloading and handling operations (cooling, tipping, stack formation, stack packing and insertion of polystyrene blocks). The individual cut panel, coming out from the double belt, is picked up, cooled, turned if necessary, stacked and returned to the end of the plant perfectly packed and ready for dispatch. The particular flexibility of Cassioli systems allows extension of the entire unloading process on all types of panels, whether wall panels or roof panel, with corrugated panels or roof tiles or with special sheet-metal profiles. Management of the different types of panel is automatic without the need for any operator intervention: the operator only has to carry out normal supervision of the lines during operations.

Our systems also allow automation of part of the production process of stone wool panels. In particular, Cassioli manages the stone wool by automating the operations of insulation-material picking, cutting to size, turning, lining up and inserting between the sheets before double taping. This applies to both the panel-filling battens and the wedges for filling the corrugated panels. As for the panel management systems, here too, all the operations take place automatically without the need for operator intervention. The operator only has to feed the piles of insulation material at the start of the line, replace the multi-blade devices for cutting the panel to size and carry out normal supervision for the rest of the operations.

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