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Röben Tonbaustoffe GmbH

New plant in Texas starts operation

Röben’s Managing Director Wilhelm-Renke Röben said at the inauguration ceremony of the newest plant for the Röben Group’s subsidiary Triangle Brick Company: “The building of this new plant in Texas represents another milestone in our ...

Franken Maxit GmbH & Co.

Mortar pad production expanded

As of immediately, the Maxit operations base in Azendorf, Upper Franconia, is enjoying an additional new mortar pad production hall and a progressive lime kiln. At the inaugural ceremony on July 9, 2016, Bavarian Economics Minister Ilse Aigner ...


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ibea’s BT Master SC for quality control of clay pavers

The BT Master SC (Brick & Tile Master for scanning and sorting), a new system from ibea, can be used for the quality control of clay pavers on a pallet. It uses a high-resolution colour-line camera to scan an image of the products to be checked and in this way determines its quality and position. The quality can be determined based on different defect criteria: »Holes »Corner breakage »Dents »Contamination »Cracks »Colour deviations »Texture deviations »Other anomalies The information captured is transferred to a robot controller via a PLC, which controls the five-axis sorting robot. The faulty products are identified and sorted out. Here the robot also generates sample bricks that are issued separately for later documentation. The extracted and sorted bricks are replaced with corresponding good bricks previously provided. The complete layer of a palette is sorted and re-sorted in 30 seconds, in case all bricks are changed, in max. four minutes. In the end a pallet is transported with 100 % OK bricks. The sorted NOK bricks end up in a breakage container. At the end, the system covers the individual layers,...


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Innovation and optimization

Talleres Felipe Verdés, S.A., the Spanish company specializing in preparation and shaping machines, offers a wide range of products for all types of ceramic raw materials and production conditions, from dry grinding with hammer or pendulum ...