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February 16, 2005

Research with OTC robots at the University of Palermo

 A leading Italian company in the mould design and manufacture  for the car industry sector has come to the University of Palermo. It has invested almost 2,7 million Euro, has opened a Research Laboratory at the Department of Mechanical Technology, has hired six young engineers and <b>has chosen an OTC Robot for research into the welding of aluminium sheet metal</b> .

Fontana Pietro SpA is a company from Lecco that has become successful for its work with the most important car manufacturers in Europe: Audi, Bmw, Daimlerchrysler, Ferrari, Ford, PSA, Renault e Volkswagen.

It has chosen Andit Automazione as its technological partner for this new challenge in the field of research and development:
“It is a bet for us”, says the company president, Walter Fontana, “we hope to achieve some positive results. We have come to Palermo with the idea of making a large investment in research, with qualified and motivated people. The robotic systems will serve to develop projects that we have in mind that will be innovative for product and process design”.

The robot system already at work is an OTC AX-V6L, complete with 6 axis long-arm robot module, inverter AC MIG 200 power sources, AC/DC pulsed arc, especially suitable for quality welding of Aluminium thin plates, equipped with 4-roll with encoder wire feeder.

The robot robot system was the main attraction during the inauguration of the new laboratory on Friday February 12th: in addition to the University Chancellor, the Head of Faculty and the project’s scientific manager, Professor Micari, many other businessmen from mechanical enterprises in the north of Italy, journalists and RAI and local television squads were present at the event.

La Rai e giornalisti locali all'inaugurazione