INGESOM performs the retrofit of a sewing machine for Grupo La Plana.

INGESOM performs the retrofit of a sewing machine, in charge of joining with metallic thread the flaps of cardboard boxes, in order to improve its operation, its production rates and even the finishing of the product. Grupo La Plana is an independent, family-owned business group located in Betxí (Castellón), and is dedicated to the manufacture of corrugated and compact cardboard containers and packaging.
The group currently has 4 production centers totaling more than 100,000 square meters of facilities, all of which are equipped with the latest technology and guarantee a sustainable process with low environmental impact. In addition, they have 14 assembly plants spread throughout the country, allowing them to meet the global demand for cardboard packaging in large markets in Spain, Portugal, southern France, North Africa and Latin America.
The sewing machine is an old model with obsolete components that make periodic maintenance and integration with the rest of the production process difficult. The retrofit solution developed by INGESOM allows Grupo La Plana to increase production, introduce new functionalities and extend the useful life of the machine, all without making the investment involved in the purchase of new equipment.
INGESOM analyzes the current operation and the real needs of the customer, in order to optimize the performance of the sewing machine. PLCs are replaced by more modern models, which speed up maintenance tasks, make spare parts readily available and reduce downtime. The display is also replaced by a new, larger touch screen HMI, which allows the implementation of a new, more visual and intuitive interface, simplifying configuration tasks, and new analog cards are installed to allow finer adjustment of the machine’s production process.
In addition, as part of the retrofit solution, INGESOM brings together in a new software version all the improvements made to the machine over the last few years to improve its performance and thus reduce the number of electrical components susceptible to failure. All these improvements offer the possibility of integrating the sewing machine with the rest of the equipment that Grupo la Plana has in its plant, speeding up the transfer of information and reducing possible human errors.

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