The scanning, nesting and cutting & collecting are performed separately on different workstations. The hides from one batch are scanned, automatically ranked and sorted based on their nesting efficiency potential. When a nesting job is created, the hides are balanced allocated in order to increase the overall batch efficiency. After the last hide is allocated, the Nesting Server starts the automatic multi-hide nesting. When the nesting job is approved, the hides are processed on the cutting machine.
The models are imported in the Thagora database. During the import procedure, the models are automatically checked for geometrical and consistency errors before using into the production. Conversion from different CAD systems and DXF formats is available.
The leather is received and stored in the warehouse. All the information related to the received batches are stored in the Thagora database.
Leather scanning & ranking
The hides from the batches are scanned on a separated workstation. Each hide is automatically ranked based on their nesting efficiency potential. The hides are stored on separated horses based on their rank and batch. The scanned hides are sent back to the warehouse.
The customer orders are entered into the system. The automatic planning module optimize the production by organizing the customer orders into the production orders. The production jobs are created and the required area of each rank for each job is calculated. The required area per rank is automatically calculated in order to optimize the nesting efficiency of the entire batch.
The picking jobs are received on a mobile device. Each job indicates the required hides area by rank. The operator picks the hides by scanning the barcodes until the required quantities are reached. The picked hides are stored on a separated horse and sent to the cutting area.
The Nesting Server starts the automatic multi-hide nesting on all the hides of the job. After the nesting is finished, the results must be approved manually or automatically
Cutting & Collecting
The approved jobs are ready to be cut. The hides are processed one by one: lay the hide, cut and collect the parts. The hides laying and parts collecting processes are assisted by the video projection systems in order to achieve an increased productivity. The cut parts are collected on different boxes based on logistic criteria. The reusable waste are automatically cut, labelled and sent back to the warehouse. Different machine architecture are supported starting with a single static zone cutter, up to a twin cutter conveyor cutter or a 3 zones conveyor cutter.
The quality control is performed on a separated station. The parts to be recut are declared in the system for reprocessing and a full traceability of the entire process.