Name of project: SM 4.0 – Smart Manufacturing
Location: Martingança – Alcobaça
Deadline for implementation:
12 months (01/12/2016 a 30/11/2017) Eligible investment: 3.751.752,50 Euros
Refundable incentive: 2.813.601,75 Euros
The plastics injection market is now in a phase of strong change and flexible manufacturing cells are becoming an integral part of solutions for automating and controlling production. With this project, Socem Inpact will invest in the acquisition of machines and equipment to respond quickly to these new opportunities, gaining a competitive advantage with its competitors, since in this market the Time-to-market factor is of extreme importance, as well as obtain gains in the sale price by reducing Lead Time.
Through automation of production, Socem Inpact will have a robotic automatic tool change system, centering of molds/parts with infrared systems, laser gauges of the tools with automatic registration of the same and the insertion of automatic palletizing systems, automatic switching through robotics with the table that is in the machine and integration of functions through the software.
This project is aligned with the vision of continually increasing its competitiveness, flexibility and responsiveness to the global market in a sustainable way. This project contributes decisively to enabling the company for the fourth industrial revolution which is characterized by the introduction of a set of digital technologies in the production processes as well as the automation of processes/production.