PROMOT Automation is an Austrian industrial machine manufacturer specialising in material-handling technology. The company provides systems, advice and services for the automation of cutting machine tools for machine tool manufacturers and users. They have three business core, which areas are:
- Workpiece handling
- Pallet handling
- Tool handling
The Upper Austrian company supplies automated systems to international clients from sectors including car manufacturing, aircraft manufacturing, tool and mechanical engineering. PROMOT currently employs over 250 members of staff and has an export quota of 95%.
PROMOT produce between 200 and 250 automated systems every year. There are numerous different types of signage required for these systems, such as information signs or data plates. The number of signs required depends on the size of the system, but up to a few hundred signs may be required. In exceptional cases even up to 1000 signs can be needed for each machine. In the beginning, the engraved signs were provided by external service providers, however due to the large number of signs required PROMOT decided to instead manufacture all of their signage in-house.
We opted for the Speedy Laser from Trotec because it offered the best price-performance ratio. The TroCare Service Package and the proximity of Trotec Laser also had a strong influence on our purchase decision. Since then, Trotec has proven to be the right choice for PROMOT.
PROMOT initially engraved their signs using a mechanical engraving machine. Since 2016 PROMOT has been using a Trotec CO2 laser Speedy 360 laser engraving machine for the manufacturing of signs, mainly using double layer synthetic laminate or anodised aluminium. For PROMOT this yields an average capacity of approx. 60% daily. The laser machine is operated by 10 people in total.
Easy operation for all users
The process flow is easy. The system planners at PROMOT Automation produce the requisite signs in their planning tool and send these directly from the program via print drivers to the laser. No additional software is needed and the the requisite laser parameters are already recorded for all the materials used, making it easy for all users to operate the laser engraving machine.