24 February 2021

Evoca adopts ergonomic fabrication


Evoca Group is one of the most important Italian manufacturers of coffee machines, automatic beverage and snack dispensing machines, in other words the sector known as vending and horeca. Evoca Group was born from the experience built up by companies such as Zanussi, Necta, Gaggia, Saeco, Ducale, Wittenborg, ADE Elettronica, Cafection and SGL. The group devotes 5% of its turnover to research and development, with 150 dedicated people and a wealth of 600 patents. In total, Evoca has 2,000 employees, a turnover in excess of 450 million €, and more than 10,000 business customers in over 140 countries.

In addition to being a commercially vibrant company focused on the development of new technologically advanced products, Evoca also pays particular attention to its production framework. For Evoca Group, Gasparini has produced 12 press brakes and a guillotine shear: a relationship that has been going on for 26 years. The most recent machines, an X-Press 80/2500 and two X-Press 80/2000, have been incorporated into a complex Smart Factory ecosystem. Following the Industry 4.0 guidelines, the machines dialogue with the information system allowing the exchange of production and diagnostic data.

 

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To this infrastructure we have just added an X-Press 30/1250 press brake, equipped with an Ergonomics Kit. The main table can be adjusted in height and tilted to suit the operator’s preference. The two adjustable side supports are useful for placing tools and documents within easy reach. The adjustable stool allows you to take the weight off your legs and maintain a correct back posture. All these accessories improve operator comfort and safety, and result in more efficient bending. These are very important details in a press brake like this one, which is designed to bend a large amount of parts.

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ergonomic adjustable foot pedal press brake

To this infrastructure we have just added an X-Press 30/1250 press brake, equipped with an Ergonomics Kit. The main table can be adjusted in height and tilted to suit the operator’s preference. The two adjustable side supports are useful for placing tools and documents within easy reach. The adjustable stool allows you to take the weight off your legs and maintain a correct back posture. All these accessories improve operator comfort and safety, and result in more efficient bending. These are very important details in a press brake like this one, which is designed to bend a large amount of parts.

The X-Press 30/1250 Next press brake purchased by Evoca Group is equipped with a 200 mm stroke, 400 mm ram-bench open height, and 150 mm throat- The upper and lower clamps are manually operated for European tools. The backgauge has 4 CNC-controlled axes (X-R-Z1-Z2), while the fingers have been modified to provide an additional stop surface.

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30ton 1250mm sheet metal press brake

In order to fit into the factory information system, the press brake was equipped with the Industry 4.0 Package. The machine is equipped with advanced sensors for the detection and correction of process drifts: thanks to the Reflex system, we compensate for side frame deflection and can collect useful data for material characterisation. Gasparini’s in-house software house has also developed a special tool for batch management integrated in the CNC. This function allows us to track production orders, lead time, and the amount of rejected parts. All these data allow a better understanding of material flows, to know the real processing times and to detect possible criticalities.


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