The challenge of the TAV project - the fruit of a 5 million euro investment - was to combine a vast range of skills, and to introduce high levels of automation through the integration of robotics solutions. The performance of the machines incorporated into the automation process is optimised, in a constant and continuous manner. The solutions developed by Intermac provide customers with absolute certainty, enabling them to know exactly what is being produced, along with the levels of efficiency being achieved. Automation reduces manual intervention and the risk of error to zero, so much so that the production output is nigh-on perfect. And that's not all: with these systems, customers now know how long it will take to process an order and optimise this as far as possible, in order to meet the demands of the market in the shortest achievable time-frame. In particular, to respond to the need for maximum flexibility, a Batch-One process has been developed to optimise production and to customise even large production batches. This enables TAV to adapt production quickly, in order to meet trends in demand and to satisfy the needs of the market. "We wanted all the machines to be able to communicate with each other, and to work in a coordinated manner without operator intervention. We achieved this, with flying colours", confirms Jean-Louis again.
«With this new venture, our goal was to ensure that everything was perfectly in line, and to avoid any need to actually handle the glass. We needed new, technologically-advanced equipment in order to eliminate the time wasted on transferring of glass sheets from one machine to another, minimising manual handling of the glass and preventing operators from having to spend most of their time pushing carriages around rather than using it in a more efficient, productive manner - working on the machines».