Kongsberg PCS adds new Product Manager for Automation and Robotics

Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems has confirmed the appointment of Nimil David as its Product Manager for Automation and Robotics.

Based at the Kongsberg PCS production site in Brno, Czech Republic, David (pictured left) will use his knowledge and technical expertise to achieve the company’s goal of empowering customers to maximise efficiency and productivity through automation.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at such an exciting time,” said David. “The recent launch of the new Ultimate showcased how the combination of Kongsberg power and precision with automation can deliver incredible throughput speeds without compromising on accuracy and quality. It moves the benchmark in productivity, and in my new role I am looking forward to working with the team to determine how to achieve similar levels of automation to maximise productivity across all our product lines.”

Kongsberg says its automated Feeder and Stacker and Robotic Material Handler deliver significant benefits to converters. The removal of any manual handling between steps not only increases speed and accuracy of locating and removing materials, but also eliminates any chance of human error that can lead to damage and costly errors.

“As customers look to the future of their own businesses, they are really focusing on automation,” said David. “That is something we want to prioritise as a customer-centric business, ensuring we are developing solutions that inspire converters to maximise their own potential.”

He conitnues, “Customers want to see this exciting technology in action, so we’re looking to make the facility in Brno more of a dual purpose destination, creating a demo centre specifically for our robotic solutions, where we bring customers so they can see and experience the automated system firsthand. They can send their files to us, we can run a live demo of their actual products and they can see for themselves not only the fantastic quality they can achieve, but also the increase in their throughput and overall productivity. One of the primary goals of automation is to increase productivity. Kongsberg PCS testing has shown that, in theory, a robotic material handling solution with dual table setup can increase productivity up to four times, dependent on other factors. Alongside that increased throughput, quality is also of paramount importance – any automation should ensure that the handling of the thousandth sheet is the same as the first, delivering consistency as well as speed.”

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