Cosmint, a part of the Intercos Group and a contract manufacturer of premium skin, hair, and body care products located in Italy, works with some of the largest cosmetic brands in the industry. Recently, the company enlisted robotics automation solutions provider Siscodata to help it increase its production capacity. To this end, the systems integrator collaborated with industrial automation and robotics manufacturer Comau to develop a robotic depalletizing cell designed to clean and manipulate high-end, preprinted cosmetic bottles without leaving a scratch. Siscodata specified two Comau NJ-40 robots within the cell to pick, rotate, and clean custom-printed plastic bottles at rates to 150 pieces/min. The new cell replaces three standard machines previously used at the Cosmint facilities.
Siscodata was challenged to design the complex solution in just four and half months from start to finish, which it successfully accomplished. Says Comau, the fully integrated system protects the aesthetic quality and